Cheating on Sandra Bullock is apparently still a sore subject for Jesse James.
The former “Monster Garage” star opened up about his marriage to the actress in a new interview with Daily Mail.
“Yeah, I did cheat on my wife, yeah, I stood up and took accountability for it and apologized. And that’s end of story,” he said. James was married to Bullock from 2005 to 2010 before his infidelity went public.
“The easy [put-down] is like, ‘Oh well, you cheated on Sandra Bullock.’ That’s the world’s easiest comeback,” he said. “In general, both women and men cheat. It’s part of life.”
Following the split, James said he was “the most hated man in the world.”
“It’s like people love to see you fall. And the farther you get, the higher you get, the more they love it,” he said. “I look at myself now and I look at how I was feeling then, and I think I was completely overreacting as far as letting it really get to me. I think it was having 50 or 60 paparazzi outside my house for five or six months […] That was not a good feeling,” he revealed. “You learn what’s important — that that whole fame thing is not really […] It’s meaningless when your quality of life goes to zero.”
After his split from Bullock, James had a failed engagement with tattoo artist Kat Von D, whom he reportedly cheated on with 19 women. He is now married for a fourth time to drag racer Alexis DeJoria.
“It’s just a different deal this time and it just happened,” he said of his most recent marriage. “We like the same stuff, the same music, the same everything. We like all these things. It makes me look back at other relationships and be like, ‘I was an idiot! What was I thinking? That was never going to work.’ But I guess that’s how you learn, you know.”
(H/T Page Six)