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Sandra Bullock’s former husband Jesse James — whose alleged infidelity triggered their divorce last year — has split up with tattoo artist girlfriend Kat Von D, whom he was going to marry.

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Published: Thu 28 Jul 2011, 8:54 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:11 AM

Motorbike-riding TV presenter James, who had said 2010 was the best year of his life because he fell in love with Von D, said he was devastated by their separation.

“I’m so sad because I really love her,” James told People magazine. “The distance between us was just too much.”

Von D — or Katherine Drachenberg — said on her Twitter feed, “I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I’d like to share. Thanks for respecting that.”

Announcing their wedding plans in January, James said, “I have never met anyone so kind and loving and committed to making the world a better place every day. My love for her is beyond description.

She added at the time: “There is no one else for me. He’s the one.”

Bullock, 47, filed for divorce in April 2010, ending their five-year marriage, after allegations by tattooed stripper Michelle “Bombshell” McGee that she had been involved in an affair with James for several months.

James, who hosts the reality TV show Monster Garage, apologised to his wife and children at the time, and reportedly sought in-patient treatment at a clinic.

Bullock’s marriage unraveled just 10 days after she scooped a best actress Oscar last year for her performance in The Blind Side, where she played a southern housewife who adopts a troubled homeless teenager.

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