Kat Von D: Jesse James cheated on me with 19 women
Kat Von D says Jesse James, her on-again, off-again boyfriend and ex-husband of Sandra Bullock, cheated on her with 19 women over the past year.
The 29-year-old tattoo artist and reality star made her comments in a Facebook post, more than a month after she and James, 42, ended what she called a "toxic relationship." He and Bullock, his third wife, divorced in 2010 after he admitted in interviews he was unfaithful during their almost 5-year marriage.
James has not commented on her remarks. He and Bullock married in 2005 and split in March 2010 amid reports James had been unfaithful, namely with a tattoo model named Michelle "Bombshell" McGee," which he later confirmed in media interviews. James and Bullock finalized their divorce that June.
"I know I deserve a big fat 'I told you so,' from everyone, and wish I didn't have to say, "You all were more right than you'll ever know' but you were," Von D said. "Not to worry, I've gladly paid the consequences for every mistake I've ever made, but learned so much from each of them."
"Yes, I am pretty tired of getting mistaken for the girl who everyone believes to have broken up Jesse and Sandra's marriage, just because I have black hair and tattoos like that other gal," Von D added. "That does get a quite annoying at times, and it would be nice to not be associated with her, but that's trivial in the grand scheme of things."
She and James last called it quits in late September. The two first stepped out in public together a year earlier - in September 2010. They became engaged in January of this year.
On August 18, Von D and James said that their engagement was back on. Their announcement was made soon after the cable network TLC announced that it would stop airing Von D's reality show, "LA Ink" in September. The final episode aired on September 15, 2011. A week later, Von D said on her Facebook page that she is "not in a relationship."In her latest post, she said that she has "felt regret" for the first time in her life, while reflecting on her relationship with James.
"Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have," she said. "So if that's the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You. It would be nice to move on now, and kindly thank you all in advance for your support, love, and positivity."