Jesse James, the guy best known for cheating on Sandra Bullock, is speaking out again on why he doesn’t want to be known for cheating on Sandra Bullock. Well, then stop talking about it.
The pair were married from 2005 until 2010, when a media firestorm exploded that included photographic evidence of James cheating with other women and alleged ties to neo-Nazism. James was promptly divorced by America’s sweetheart and became embroiled in the scandal that resulted in numerous tabloid headlines.
Now James, who is married to drag car racer Alexis DeJoria, is defending his past transgressions to The Daily Mail. “The easy [put down] is like, oh well you cheated on Sandra Bullock,” says James. “That’s the world’s easiest comeback. In general, both women and men cheat. It’s part of life.” Oh, is it? It’s part of life to cheat on your spouse? Seems like an excellent argument put forward by someone who cheated on their wife.
What James refers to as ‘part of life’ resulted in one of the nastiest Hollywood divorces in recent years, with James citing his newfound celebrity as one of the major downfalls in his marriage. “You learn what’s important. That whole fame thing is not really …. it’s meaningless when your quality of life goes to zero.” Isn’t what’s important your relationships, like the one with your wife? We’re confused.
Looking for the silver lining, James says that his divorce from Bullock, whom he was in the process of adopting a little boy with, helped him become a better father to his other children. “A lot of good happened out of [the divorce] because it helped me focus on being a dad more, it helped me focus on doing the right thing and being myself, and getting out of Los Angeles and getting a better life for my kids.”
For the record, James got out of LA to open a gun store in Texas. Nothing says ‘family friendly’ like the second amendment.
Now on his fourth marriage, James says that he feels like an ‘idiot’ because he knew none of his prior relationships would work out. This is typically the case when you cheat and get caught publicly.
Common denominator James explains that his relationship with DeJoria will work because they like the same things. “We like the same stuff, the same music, the same everything,” says James, who thinks having someone to watch Game of Thrones with can cement a marriage. (We suppose her father’s 3.1 billion dollar fortune doesn’t hurt either.) “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.'”Again, it doesn’t help if you cheat and get caught publicly.
If you want to hear more excuses, James wrote his memoir in 2011. Hard pass on that.