We’ve seen all sorts of photos of Jesse James out with his supposed new girlfriend, L.A. Ink’s Kat Von D. Kat has told anyone who will listen that she’s with Jesse, and she seems to be calling the paparazzi to let them know where to find the two of them when they’re out. People magazine now has a completely unnecessary and rather lame-sounding story about how Jesse has moved on and is no longer fixated on repairing the relationship with Sandra Bullock that he sh*t all over. We get it, we got it, and this additional story is just giving this whole “romance” the whiff of a set up. I’m not saying that Jesse isn’t boning Kat, the guy would take any tattooed piece in his immediate vicinity, but that all the photos and quotes are overkill. I still love Sandra, but I’d love her a little more if her people weren’t so damn obvious. They didn’t need to tell us when Jesse was working his pitiful act trying to earn back her good graces, and they don’t need to tell us when he’s with another woman. The event photos were plenty. Here’s People story, and try not to groan too much:
“It sure looks like he’s moved on,” a James insider tells PEOPLE about the motorcycle mogul, who is settling into his new relationship with Kat Von D and his new home in Austin, Texas. “It doesn’t look like he’s hiding anything now.”
Just two months after his divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized in an Austin courtroom, James’s self-professed broken heart looks to be on the mend. He was initially cautious about going public with his romance with the L.A. Ink star, says the source, and he asked Von D to remove a Tweet confirming that the two were dating after they were spotted having dinner together in Las Vegas on Aug. 14.
But then the couple spent the last two weekends together. On Aug. 29, James, 41, was seen with Von D, 28, in Texas on a motorcycle road trip that included smooching, handholding and antique shopping in the quaint tourist town of Fredericksburg.
Later, James accompanied Von D to Sept. 2′s very public opening of her Wonderland gallery in West Hollywood and spent the rest of the Labor Day weekend out with her.
“My guess is that he’s realizing he won’t get another chance with Sandra and has given up on that,” says the source. “[Jesse and Kat] have known each other for a while. I think the opportunity presented itself with neither of them being involved with anyone and it happened.”
Note to reps: you do not have to issue lame ass “insider” statements to People Magazine. The 90s were twenty years ago and we like to draw our own conclusions now. You’re welcome to point us in that direction with obvious photo opportunities for your clients. (Which again are usually obvious, so do it in moderation.) Beyond that, it just seems so desperate to issue “insider quotes” telling us how to think.
In other news about these two tattooed lovers, The National Enquirer reports that Jesse has already proposed to Kat, because he needs a gullible woman at home to be his rock while he bones chicks at work. They write that “[Jesse has] proposed to… Kat Von D – but he’s asked [her] to be patient for his kids’ sake and wait for a secret summer wedding next year.” The Enquirer quotes an insider who claims “They’re in love and even planning on doing some business ventures together. But he knows it’s going to be a big transition for his kids, and he wants to take his time so they can get to know Kat better.” Could Jesse be that stupid? He’s been married and divorced three times so far and he’s only 41, so yes.