The pair became engaged but never made it down the aisle and ended up parting ways in 1995.
After the split Bullock said that she had made him a priority over herself because she is attracted to men who needed her.
He came from a broken home and his estranged father was murdered while Oher was in high school.
The film opens with seventeen-year-old Michael ("Big Mike") Oher talking to an NCAA investigator. Michael has been in foster care with different families in Memphis, Tennessee, due to his mother's drug addiction.
Oher's story was told in Michael Lewis's book Football star Michael Oher was born Michael Jerome Williams Jr. He was one of 12 children born to Michael Jerome Williams Sr.
and Denise Oher, who provided their children with little to no support. was frequently in prison, and Denise was addicted to crack cocaine. was in-and-out of foster homes and frequently homeless.
The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, and the Carolina Panthers in the NFL.
The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football, then finally becoming a first-round pick of the Ravens.