(page 1 of 4)On a gray, shiver-inducing afternoon, Jesse James kneels in front of the wood-burning stove in his workshop, a former recreational vehicle storage building on the grounds of his nearly million Driftwood estate.
As he stokes the embers, his dogs—super-sweet pit bulls Mr.
Apologize, beg forgiveness, head to rehab and hope our collective attention span shifts to the next scandal with record-breaking speed?
James tried all of that, but even though he says he’s grown from his past mistakes and is now 100 percent committed to his current life—complete with new wife, professional drag-racer Alexis De Joria, and her daughter, Isabella—he’s steered a post-Bullock course some consider confounding, and others, well, they use less diplomatic words.
After administering a few belly rubs, he’s ready to reflect on his life and its many changes—including his proclaimed metamorphosis from serial philanderer to faithful, scandal-avoiding husband and businessman.
It’s been a wild ride, to say the least—with breathless tabloid play-by-play since he first hooked up with actress Sandra Bullock 10 years ago.
James has three children from his previous marriages.
He’s such an athlete and God gave him talent and he works his butt off. The food, the shopping, I mean we’ve already seen a show.
The con: You never want to see your loved one get hurt. Everything is incredible and I feel so blessed to be here.
STORY: Jesse James to Pen ' Outlaw' Memoir "I'm so sad because I really love her," James said. "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," she wrote. He has three children -- Chandler, 16, Jesse Jr., 14, and Sunny, 7 -- from those two marriages.
"The distance between us was just too much." The two started dating last summer and became engaged in January.