A source reveals:
"The plan was for Julia Roberts to be on the cover as PEOPLE's Most Beautiful Person, however, after Sandra's representatives called the magazine offering this amazing story, they changed it in a second. Everything was so secretive that no one let Julia know about the switch."
But Julia wasn't the only surprised by the news! Some of Sandra's friends didn't even know about baby Louis! An insider says:
"No one had any idea Sandra had adopted a little boy. We are all in total shock, but now it all makes perfect sense. For the past few months, Sandra didn't let anyone into her house.
"Whenever she needed to get made up for red carpet events and awards, she would have her team meet her at a hotel suite she had booked. It seemed a little strange at the time, but now we know why."
It also sounds like Sandra had to rush to get the news out because supposedly Life & Style magazine were about to steal her thunder!
"Life & Style magazine, who are part of the same company that broke the Jesse James scandal wide open, were close to breaking the adoption story, reporting that Sandra was going to adopt. After Sandra and her team read that, they knew they needed to move fast and offered an exclusive to PEOPLE," explains a magazine source.
We're just glad Sandy seems to be moving on with her life in such a happy direction with her son!
Congrats to her!