updated 05/03/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/03/2010 AT 3:00 PM ET
Comedian George Lopez has declared himself “a proud uncle” now that the cat s out of the bag on his pal Sandra Bullock’s secret adoption.
“I am a proud uncle and [my wife] Ann is a proud aunt,” Lopez told PEOPLE before hitting the links at his third annual Celebrity Golf Classic Monday morning, thrilled his close friend and the producer of his former sitcom is now a mom to Louis Bardo Bullock. “Sandra is a loving, giving person, and Louis could not be in a better home and she could not be happier.”
Lopez, who was joined at the golf outing by celebrity friends including Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Allen, Don Cheadle and Hilary Duff to benefit his own George Lopez Foundation, also told the TV show Extra he became aware of Bullock’s adoption effort a few months before the Oscar winner made the news public.