TV personality Jesse James is well-known for his various stints on reality shows, including Spike TV’s Jesse James Is A Dead Man and Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage. Jesse primarily works on customizing motorcycles and was formerly the CEO of the Texas-based garage Austin Speed Shop. But apart from his professional ventures, the celebrity has also become well-known for his tumultuous dating life. Jesse has been the center of various cheating scandals and high-profile relationships. He’s been married four times and each of his trips down the aisle have ended on less than amicable terms. Keep reading to see what Jesse wishes fans would forget about his past romantic history.
18 He Hasn’t Been Single Since 1990
If you look at Jesse’s dating history, there’s scarcely been a time he’s been single. He was married to Karla James from 1991 to 2002. He was then married to Janine Lindemulder from 2002 to 2004 and tied the knot to Sandra Bullock in 2005 after less than a year of dating. Though the pair divorced in 2010, Jesse became engaged to Kat von D within a year. Though they broke up in 2011, Jesse was married to Alexis DeJoria by 2013.
17 His Exes Say He Has A ‘Warped’ View Of Women
In 2011, Jesse’s second ex-wife Janine Lindemulder talked about their divorce and subsequent custody battle. One of the things she said was that her ex has a harmful view of women. “He has a warped and disrespectful attitude towards women and people need to know the truth about that,” she explained, Cheat Sheet reports. Janine has also claimed that Jesse mistreated her during their short marriage.
16 He Betrayed Sandra Bullock After Her Oscar Win
Fans thought Jesse James and Sandra Bullock had a picture-perfect marriage after she professed her love for him while winning her Oscar. However, literally, days after her win, the tabloids revealed the TV star had been unfaithful. The couple ended up divorcing afterwards, but their break-up has greatly tarnished Jesse’s reputation.
15 He Was Hitting Up His Ex-Wife While Married To Sandra
Nowadays, it’s common knowledge that Jesse James cheating on Sandra Bullock. However, it’s all the more shocking once you realize who he was romancing on the side. His ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, revealed in 2011 that he tried various times to hook-up with her when he was already married to Sandra. “He was a player from day one. He was calling me after he married Sandra Bullock,” she said, Radar Online confirms.
14 But He Says He Doesn’t Regret Stepping Out On Her
Perhaps one of the most shocking parts of Jesse and Sandra’s divorce is that, to this day, the reality star says he doesn’t regret cheating on her. How rude! Speaking to Daily Mail in 2017, he said his only regret was marrying her in the first place. “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,’” he said.
13 He Lost An Adopted Son During Their Divorce
Before Jesse’s indiscretions came to light, he and Sandra were in the process of adopting a son together. Sandra went on to adopt the little boy, Louis, after their divorce was finalized. "I got divorced and lost a kid I adopted because of it," Jesse said in 2015, New York Times reports. "Whether that's fair, whether I should've lost a kid due to infidelity, which I don't think anybody ever does, but I think with 'Hollywood law,' that's totally fair.”
12 He Split With Kat Von D Weeks Before Their Wedding
Jesse was briefly engaged to Kat von D back in 2011 after his divorce from Sandra Bullock. The couple only confirmed their romance in August of 2010 but were engaged by the next January. However, according to Radar, the couple eventually went their separate ways only weeks before their wedding. Reports suggested that long-distance proved to be too much for them.
11 She Said It Was Because He Was Unfaithful
Kat has since spoken out about her ill-fated romance to the motorcycle junkie. In fact, she alleges that her ex was unfaithful, which is why she ultimately called off their wedding. "Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year," she wrote in a salty social media post dedicated to Jesse, People reports
10 His Second Ex-Wife Is An Adult Actress
Jesse’s second marriage, which lasted from 2002 to 2004, was to adult actress Janine Lindemulder. Unfortunately, Janine has struggled with substance abuse and run-ins with the law. The former couple shares a daughter, 15-year old Sunny, who’s been raised primarily by her father and step-mothers.
9 She Lost Custody Of Their Daughter Because Of Her Lifestyle
Due to her unstable lifestyle, Janine has lost custody of their daughter. Jesse first gained full-time custody of Sunny while still married to Sandra Bullock, who played a big role in the custody case. Janine has been in and out of treatment facilities. While reports say she’s done better in recent years, Sunny is still being raised by her father, Daily Mail confirms.
8 Janine And Jesse Were Involved In A Domestic Dispute
It goes without saying that Jesse’s relationship with his ex-wife Janine has been chaotic. In 2003, Janine was arrested after the two got into a domestic dispute at their home. Specifically, the mom-of-one hit her then-husband with a flower pot, Cheat Sheet reports. Unsurprisingly, the two divorced the following year and Jesse quickly moved on with actress Sandra Bullock.
7 He’s Been Accused Of Parental Alienation
Evidently, Jesse doesn’t want his daughter’s mother to be very involved in her life, which had led Janine to accuse her ex-husband of parental alienation publicly. “In many ways, it’s worse than physical abuse because it never stops and really affects the way a child views the world,” Janine revealed in 2011, Radar Online wrote. “I will not stop with my campaign until the day I die.”
6 His Mistress Gave A $30,000 Interview About Him
The public really wants to know about Jesse’s dating life- and it turns out the tabloids are willing to pay. Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee was one of the women Jesse was romancing while still married to Sandra Bullock. After their divorce, Michelle did an interview with Technorati.com, in which they paid her upwards of $30,000. She revealed everything from the size of his junk to the details of his affairs.
5 No One Knows Anything About His First Wife
Interestingly, Jesse’s longest relationship was to his first wife, Karla James. The two were married for over a decade from 1991 to 2002. However, not much is known about the original Mrs. Jesse James- including what she looks like! A quick Google search will reveal that Karla has managed to stay out of the spotlight for the majority of her life.
4 But She Lost Custody Of Their Kids
Jesse and his ex-wife Karla had two children: daughter Chandler and son Jesse Jr. Not much is known about the celebrity’s eldest kids, but it has been confirmed that they were primarily raised by their dad, despite his hectic lifestyle. It remains unclear why or how Karla lost custody of their kids, or if she’s still involved in their lives.
3 He’s Currently On To His Fourth Wife
Not only has Jesse had a lot of relationships, but he’s also had a lot of wives. The celebrity is currently on to his fourth marriage. He tied the knot with drag race Alexis DeJoria in 2013 and they’ve been together ever since, according to People. Alexis is an heiress. Her father John Paul DeJoria is the founder of Paul Mitchell hair products as well as the Patrón Spirits Company.
2 But He’s Still A Cheater
Many, if not all, of Jesse’s relationships have seemingly ended due to his infidelities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like much has changed in his current relationship. In 2017, hairstylist Myla Harris told In Touch that she’d been seeing Jesse for three months. She even said he repeatedly invited her to his Texas home, which he shares with his current wife. Yikes!
1 He’s Not Very Apologetic Over His Indiscretions
Despite stepping out on many of the women he’s been in relationships with, Jesse doesn’t seem very remorseful. In 2017, he told Daily Mail that everyone should just get over his indiscretions, with specific reference to his divorce from Sandra Bullock. "Yeah, I did cheat on my wife. I stood up… and apologized,” he said. “It’s like people love to see you fall. And the farther you get, the higher you get the more they love it.”
Sources: Daily Mail, Hollywood Life, In Touch, Cheat Sheet, People Magazine, Radar Online