In Touch magazine has exclusively learned that Sandra Bullock’s new man, model turned photographer Bryan Randall, was in a serious relationship with a woman 26 years his junior, Paris St. John, when he met Sandra!

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Paris’ mother, Mia St. John, exclusively tells In Touch magazine that Bryan and Paris dated for the past two-and-a-half years and had just broken up when he started dating Sandra this summer. But even after the split, Mia has nothing but great things to say about Sandra’s new boyfriend.

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“Bryan is the kindest human being I’ve ever met. He’s an amazing person,” Mia says. “He’s a free spirit who doesn’t care about money or Hollywood."

“Sandra went into the relationship worried about getting her heart broken again, but she’s learning to trust Bryan,” an insider notes. “I think she is finally finding real love. She sounds the happiest I’ve ever heard her.”

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“We love Bryan, he’ll always be our family till the very end. He’s a very good guy,” Mia continued.

For more details on Sandra and Bryan, and all your favorite celebrity couples, pick up the latest issue of In Touch magazine, on newsstands now!