Jesse James and his wife split in mid-March, remember his Sandra Bullock scandal?

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We have a weekly Celebitchy Zoom meetup, it’s every Wednesday at 4pm EST. You can sign up for an invitation here if you’d like to join us! (You’re also signing up for our daily gossip email. I can unsubscribe you from that but keep you on the Zoom list if you email me.) Last night we were talking about gossip nostalgia, and how we miss some of the scandals from the mid-2000s. One of the big ones, which I think Laura said she got lost in a rabbit hole reading about, was Jesse James’ split from Sandra Bullock. Do you remember that? It was in 2010, and it started with an InTouch cover story with Jesse’s mistress Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, a heavily tatted “model” and white supremacist POS who sold her story to the tabloids. That was in March, right after Sandra had won the Oscar for The Blind Side. More women came out, at least four on the record and 11 by some counts, saying they hooked up with Jesse on the coffin couch in his West Coast Choppers office. He lured them on MySpace with promises of modeling jobs. (Those stories start around page 12 of the Jesse James archive if you’d like to read them. Remember when he was with Kat Von D for a minute and then predictably cheated on her?)

Sandra kept quiet during all that and then emerged at the end of April on the cover of People with her new baby, Louis. She’s since adopted a daughter, Laila, now 8. Sandra and Laila just made a rare appearance together on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.

Anyway I saw a split announcement on US Magazine for Jesse James and his wife, Paul Mitchell heiress and drag racer, Alexis DeJoria. Apparently Jesse announced a split in mid-March, right when we went into lockdown, but I’m just hearing about it now. It was at that bottom of one of those compilation articles they do for things like celebrity splits, hairstyle changes and parenting advice.

Jesse James, 51,… announced that he had split from his wife of almost seven years [Alexis DeJoria, allegedly 42] via Instagram on March 17. “I know a lot of you have been asking if I will be attending the NHRA races this year to work on Alexis’ funny car,” James wrote. “It’s with an incredible amount of sadness to let you know Alexis and I have decided to end our marriage. We spent close to seven amazing years together. Working on her race car for five of those years was one of the highlights of my life. Also a highlight was trying my best to be a good dad to her daughter. Something that will leave a huge hole in my heart forever. Unfortunately at the end of the day our lives were just headed in different directions. Creating a distance that was insurmountable. I wish her the absolute best in her racing and life. I hope you can respect our privacy in this tough time.”

[From US Magazine]

I looked through Jesse’s Instagram and he’s either deleted this post or it was on his stories because it’s no longer there. He became a grandfather when his daughter, Chandler, 25, had her first baby later that month.

Anyway I’m just surprised Jesse and Alexis lasted seven years! The last time we reported on him was three years ago when he was busted trying to pick up a woman online. Of course he’s using Instagram now instead of MySpace. Technology changes but he never did. There were stories that he cheated on Alexis with at least 20 different women. Guess he’s slowing down a little.

This is the last photo I can find of Jesse on Alexis’s Instagram. It’s from April of last year. I would bet they were split for a while. She has way more photos with her dad than Jesse.

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Five years ago today in Ennis @texasmotorplex , the day before my birthday, I met the man who stole my heart… That night I drove to Austin to meet him for dinner. He took me on the most romantic ride on his bike through the streets of Austin. We sat and talked all night realizing how much we had in common. How many trials and tribulations we went through to find that perfect match for ourselves and our kids. How likeminded we were… Also how much we loved racing and that fire in our blood! Needless to say, that was it… Six months later we were married. To have and to hold, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part… My soulmate, my BFF, my partner in crime, my co-parent. I love you Jesse! #bestbirthdaypresentever #lifelove #mine 💙+💜=💍👉🏻@popeofwelding

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25 Responses to “Jesse James and his wife split in mid-March, remember his Sandra Bullock scandal?”

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  1. AmyB says:

    He is disgusting – that is all I have got! LOL

  2. BillyPilgrim says:

    I hope she has an iron clad pre-nup.

    • holly hobby says:

      I’m pretty sure she does. No way she would have married him without one. Her dad didn’t become rich and successful for being stupid in business. I’m sure the family attorney fixed this.

  3. Lady D says:

    He has a 35 year, well publicized history of screwing around. Why? What is the attraction in this filth? It’s not the money, so maybe she went into the marriage expecting him to screw around?

    • Arb says:

      He has two things in his favour. First, he’s objectively attractive. He seems like a good size for a hug and he has a rough appearance with relatively symmetrical features. Second, he is good at something. He has a successful business building/repairing/tricking out vehicles. That expertise IS hot.

      I think some women do not care if the guy they are with bangs other women. They want to be the primary woman. They don’t want to be embarrassed. But they are willing to look past a wandering dong if they get to be with a hot bad boy. Now maybe this woman is just naive to the point of stupidity, but I’d guess that she actually just paid the price of admission on her dude for 7 years until she got fed up.

      • booboocita says:

        I think some women are just besotted with the fantasy: “Oh, he screwed around because he hadn’t found true wuuuvv, and he’s found it with MEEEEE, and I’m the answer to all his prayers and the only one for him and the great love of his life and all those other women are nothing and he’ll never have to cheat again because he has ME!” Sure, Jan. He has you and about twenty others. Fantasies die hard, though.

      • Starkiller says:

        “Objectively attractive”? I see an aging, balding, sloppily white dud with a gut the size of Texas. Are we seeing the same pictures above?

      • Louise says:

        Thank you Starkiller! My first thought was “Eeeeeeewwwwww! Just NOPE. Who would … eeewww …”

    • Mara says:

      Do you think maybe she just fell in love with him? Love is blind and makes you stupid sometimes.

    • Mina_Esq says:

      I once dated a dirty hot loser like this. They are very convincing liars and deniers. They also sweet talk you and make you feel like the most special woman in the world. You believe them, until he inevitably cheats on you. And then the next girl buys into the lies until he cheats on her too. My ex is now 42 and still doing that, except that he has moved onto 25 year olds. It becomes sad and pathetic at middle age.

  4. Romi says:

    Her dad seems nice – thats all.

    • Dutch says:

      By all accounts John Paul DeJoria is a super cool guy. I know for a fact that (as recently as 5 or 6 years ago) workers in his corporate offices are able to spend one week a year at one of his vacation homes. I used to work in the drag racing biz and he was very supportive of Alexis.

  5. Appalachian says:

    Jesse James….ew.

  6. Kate says:

    I read that he also owes Her dad a lot of money for a loan for his gun business, now.

    • AppleTartin says:

      Maybe that’s why Jesse has been so quiet and took down the post. If he just shuts up and goes away rich poppa forgives the loan.

      And to be perfectly clear in case people aren’t aware. Jesse Jame is in no way related to the outlaw Jesse James. It’s a bullshit lie he has been pushing for years. The James society that has the actual Jesse James DNA has asked him to take a DNA test. As they do with everyone who claims to be related. And he has refused to do it.

  7. Dutch says:

    I had a ringside seat for their “courtship” lol. As the Insta post above shows, they met at the Dallas race and were very chummy right off the bat. I was ferrying a sponsor back to their pit while the races were going on and drove past them having a close conversation thinking they were out of sight. The next week’s race was in St. Louis, and lo and behold Jesse shows up. The two races are fairly close together, so it made some sense that he would go to that race too (Jesse had a common sponsor with Alexis’ team at the time). The race after that was in Reading, Pa., two weeks later: Jesse is there again. Reading is kind of out of the way, so that confirmed their coupledom in our eyes because there was no other reason for the guy to be there other than that he and Alexis were hooking up.

  8. Aimee says:

    I read he was only with this woman for her money. Also, what ever happened to Sunny???

  9. ShazBot says:

    Whenever I’m reminded of this story, I always get sad for Sandra and for his daughter Sunny (I think?). They really seemed to love each other, and it sucks that they were ripped from each other’s lives.

  10. Borgqueen says:

    Sandra unfortunately will always get a side eye from me for being with this fool. She is German and Jesse has a fascination with Nazi material. I am not saying there is a correlation btwn thw two but the few Germans I know regret Nazism and are activists.

  11. Mee says:

    I never understood what Sandra saw in him or what they talked about all day. You look at his ex wives before Sandra and it’s Strippers and tattoos, after Sandra Kat von D and this chick I’ve never heard of. Clean cut, going on family hikes on the weekends with his kids Sandra was such an anomaly. He’s trashy and unfaithful. He likes trashy women. Anyone who signs up for this is fully aware of what they’re signing up for

    • SM says:

      Yes. This is what bothers me here: how did Sandra fall for this? A gross trash cheater with very dubious political views to say the least. Why?

  12. Meg says:

    I too like other comments here wonder what Sandra was doing with him as she seems so different from his other partners both before and after her-was he a beard for her in some way like Justin thereaux was for Jennifer aniston? Pressure to marry to appease her fan base? Sandra is a successful hands on business woman and seems to have a good head on her shoulders so this made zero sense

  13. Meg says:

    The cheating story in Sandra came out like 8 days after she win her Oscar obviously the press capitalized in the attention she had but I couldn’t help but think insecure men love to pull focus on themselves if their wives are experiencing success, I can’t control her career success but I can negativity affect her personal life and that’ll hurt her