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Sandra Bullock's Ex Jesse James Didn't Deny Cheating — Inside Their Divorce 11 Years Ago

Rebelander Basilan
Jul 07, 2021
10:38 A.M.
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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were married for five years. They divorced a few months after he admitted he had cheated on her.

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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James's romantic tale started in December 2003. At the time, the actress arranged for her godson to meet James as a present because he was a fan of his show, "Monster Garage."

Sparks flew between the pair during their first meeting. And soon, they started dating. In July 2005, Bullock and James tied the knot in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.

Sandra Bullock at Alice Tully Hall on December 17, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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ACCEPTING THE KIDS

The actress then became the stepmother to James's three children from his previous marriage, Jesse James Jr., Chandler James, and Sunny James. Following their nuptials, it seemed things were working out in a good way for the couple. 

At that time, the "Miss Congeniality" star claimed that she loved her husband's kids the same way she would love a biological child. For the actress, there is no difference between loving both.

For years, Bullock stood by James as he went through a months-long custody battle with his ex, Janine Lindemulder, to win custody of Sunny. In 2009, the entrepreneur was granted full custody of the child.

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TROUBLE IN PARADISE

However, in March 2010, a scandal emerged when several women professed to have had illicit relationships with James during his union with Bullock. The television personality reacted to the rumors by issuing a public conciliatory statement to Bullock. He said:

"There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me."

A news outlet released information about James' alleged infidelity with model, Michelle "Bomshell" McGee. Several women came forward with their own accounts afterward. 

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock at Sunset Tower on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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JAMES' APOLOGY

Soon after, James issued an apology to his wife and kids and placed the blame on himself. According to him, his actions caused great embarrassment to both the actress and their children.

James did not want his family to fall apart. He said he hoped that one day, the actress and their children would find it in their hearts to forgive him for their pain and embarrassment.

James's publicist subsequently announced that James had checked into a rehabilitation facility to manage personal issues. He also wanted to save his relationship with Bullock.

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Jesse James and Sandra Bullock at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images

DIVORCE

However, it was reported that Bullock had sought legal separation in April 2010 in Austin, Texas. Two months later, their divorce was finalized, with conflict of personalities referred to as the reason.

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In the same month, Bullock revealed that she decided to adopt a New Orleans baby, Louis. According to the star, the adoption process began with James involved. 

Meanwhile, James issued a statement addressing his sadness after Bullock took Louis under her care. He claimed that his decision to let both his ex-wife and son go was an act of selflessness.

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall in New York City on June 5, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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HAPPY AGAIN

Although Bullock has never remarried, the actress discovered her happy ever after. She seems truly in love with her boyfriend Bryan Randall, whom she now lives with.

The couple has been dating since 2015. Randall is a photographer who previously shot Bullock's official portraits with her two children when she announced her daughter's adoption.

In 2015, Bullock and Randall were first seen together at the "Ocean's 8" premiere in London. However, they had apparently been together for a while. 

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WEDDING PLANS

Bullock, who founded the production company Fortis Films, has been quiet about their relationship as she attempts to keep her private life out of the spotlight. As for marriage, the couple is in no rush. According to a source:

"They're totally open to getting married down the line but there's no pressure on either side."

Jesse James and Alexis DeJoria at the Rattle Inn on November 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. | Photo: Getty Images

On the other hand, her ex-husband James's seven-year marriage to renowned racer Alexis DeJoria fell apart earlier this year. James declared their separation through social media in March 2020.

The West Coast Choppers founder married DeJoria in 2013. The union made him a stepdad to her daughter, Isabella DeJoria. 

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