Jesse James & Kat Von D Split

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

First Sandra Bullock, now Kat Von D -- Jesse James has lost another woman.

James told PEOPLE magazine in an exclusive interview that he and Von D have called off their  engagement and broken up. 

"I'm so sad because I really love her," James said. "The distance between us was just too much." 

James lives in Austin, Texas with his three children. Von D is based in Los Angeles, where she shoots her reality tattoo show "LA Ink."

The couple was engaged in January and was planning to wed this summer.

Von D confirmed the split on Twitter.

"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."