Once a cheater, always a cheater?
Not Jesse James, says his new flame Kat von D.
The tattoo artist who has been cozying up to Sandra Bullock’s ex told an L.A. radio show she isn’t worried the bad boy biker will repeat his adulterous past, UsMagazine.com reports.
“I’m a believer that we’re all human and we’re all capable of making mistakes,” Von D said on the Kevin & Bean radio show Thursday.
“I think if I were to be crucified for my drug addiction three years ago now, it would be hard to live with that. I’m sober now, and it’s awesome. But I have made mistakes, too…I’ve got a lot of respect for Jesse and how he handled it.”
Earlier this week, Von D Tweeted and deleted that she and James were in a relationship, following reports they shared an intimate dinner together in Las Vegas over the weekend.
After writing, “Yes, Jesse and I are dating” on Wednesday, Von D deleted the message from her page, but not before it had spread across the Internet.
Though the 28-year-old star of TLC’s LA Ink has decided to play coy about their romantic status, she did admit the connection has been brewing for years.
“I’ve known Jesse since I was 22, actually. We’ve always been friends,” she said on the show. “He had his show on Discovery; that’s how we met. I was looking for some advice when I first started on Miami Ink.”
And though she bears a striking physical resemblance to many of the tattooed women who claimed to be James’ mistresses during his split from Bullock, Von D says her ink isn’t an indication of their compatibility.
“Just because I have tattoos doesn’t mean, ‘Oh, you guys are a perfect match,’” she said. “I think that I’m his type on a different level than people would assume.”
Meanwhile, Bullock made a point to distance herself from the tabloid frenzy surrounding her ex.
The Oscar-winning actress told People magazine this week that both she and Jesse have “moved on with our lives and only want the best for each other.”