The Post-Divorce Romance of Jesse James and Kat Von D


Given the fact that the divorce between actress Sandra Bullock and chopper bad boy Jesse James was one of the quickest in Hollywood history that divorce attorneys in Pasadena have ever seen, it makes perfect sense that James would already be in a much-gossiped-about relationship. The rebound girl in question is none other than TLC reality star and tattoo diva Kat Von D.

The timeline goes a little something like this: Bullock and James' divorce became finalized at the end of June, and less than two months later James hooked up with Von D (who confirmed the affair via Twitter on August 18th). The two have been spotted all over Hollywood and Las Vegas since the middle of August, and things got steamy when the pair attended a couple of music events together in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend. Yet the history of Von D and James dates back a lot further. Von D sought his advice on starring in a reality show six years ago, just before she was added to the cast of Miami Ink. James, at the time, was the star of his own Discovery channel show, Monster Garage. According to Von D, she and James remained friendly over the years and reunited over the summer. Naturally, there are now pregnancy and wedding bell rumors, neither of which has been confirmed by Von D or James.

Bullock, on the other hand, recently came forward with a romance of her own -- with the city of New Orleans. Bullock sat down recently with theToday show's Matt Lauer to discuss her involvement in community rebuilding of the city, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Oscar winner donated money to rebuild a local school and medical clinic. While she gushed about her newly-adopted son to Lauer, James and Von D were not surprisingly absent from the conversation.