Jesse James On Sandra Bullock Cheating Scandal: ‘I Stood Up Like a Man and Admitted My Wrongs’

Gabrielle Chung / April 9, 2012

Kat & Jesse Timeline
Kat Von D & Jesse James in happier times.
Sandra @ Oscars 2012
Sandra Bullock stuns at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Kat Von D: I Was Cheated On
Kat Von D says Jesse James cheated on her with 19 women.
Not a day goes by when Jesse James doesn’t regret his infidelity … or so he claims.

The 43-year-old motorcycle mogul became a public enemy when he allegedly cheated on Oscar-winner and then-wife Sandra Bullock. Now, James is speaking out and admitting his wrongs.

“If I could go back and change the way I did things, and not hurt people, and not do things the way I did, of course I would do it that way,” he told omg! from Yahoo. “I would never consciously bring pain to anyone, especially the people I love. It is something that I have to live with.”

“I think people will probably think since I’m doing well now and since I’m happy that I don’t have any sorrow or regret for what I did, which couldn’t be further from the truth. There’ll never be a day that goes by for the rest of my life that I don’t regret it,” he admitted.

After model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee went public with their affair, things went sour with James and Bullock, 47, and the pair officially split in 2010.

He has since dated Kat Von D but the couple went their separate ways in 2011. After an on-and-off engagement with the tattoo artist, marriage is no longer in the cards for the reality TV star.

“I just don’t have a place for it anymore,” he said. “Everything is so good with the kids, I have so much creative drive with my work and I’m connected with all my tools again on a level that I’ve never been. I don’t want to screw up the balance and the goodness of all that. And I think the thing that doesn’t fit into that equation is having a relationship.”

He added, “I stood up like a man and admitted my wrongs and what I did and all that did is make every s*** tabloid everywhere across the world come after me even harder. I’m strong. I can take it.”

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