Jesse James and Kat Von D Call Off Engagement “We Moved Too Fast”July 26, 2011 No Comments
Why is it that everyone is able to spot a rebound relationship a mile away accept for the two parties who are actually in the relationship. A curious phenomenon.
Jesse James and Kat Von D announced today that after their passionate whirlwind romance and public professing of love and lust, the two have amicably ended their relationship and engagement, admitting that they “moved too fast.”
The ex-couples’ mutual concession statement that their relationship ultimately crashed and burned is followed by a long and nauseating campaign, where both Von D and James went on a media rampage declaring that their love was real, and that James was much happier with Kat Von D than he ever was with his ex-wife, Sandra Bullock. Jesse James went so far as to insist on The Howard Stern Show that Kat Von D blew Sandra Bullock away in the bedroom, stating, “She gets in my head, man!”
Kat Von D took to her Twitter account to announce that the couple were calling it quits. Von D Tweeted, “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.”
Sounds like Kat is taking the high road on this one. I personally think that Jesse James was never as over Sandra Bullock as he would have liked the world, and Sandra, to believe. And Kat is young and successful and would probably be better off with a guy who wasn’t carrying so much baggage. It’s most likely for the best that Jesse James and Kat Von D are going their separate ways.
A couple of years back I interviewed Kat Von D about her hit TLC reality show, LA Ink, and at the time she was dating Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue fame. We spoke about why Kat is famous in the first place: her kick ass inking skills. Here are some excerpts from my Kat Von D interview for PR.com:
PR.com (Allison Kugel): Why do you think it appealed to TLC to want to do a show about tattoo artists in the first place?
Kat Von D: I think the age demographic thing was important, and TLC doing a lot more younger viewer friendly shows. I honestly believe nobody really knew how big it would get and how interested people would be. Once the show aired it was crazy! People loved it. It’s kind of like a car crash. People that would never get tattoos were tuning in because they could kind of live through either us or a client. Believe it or not, grandmas and soccer moms come up to me and say, “I love your show!”
PR.com (Allison Kugel): (Laughs) I guess they get to live vicariously through you. Before you were famous, had you encountered prejudice from people who would see your outward appearance and judge you, or treat you in a certain way because you’re heavily tattooed?
Kat Von D: Oh, most definitely. Four or five years ago going into a Dior store or, you know, you felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (laughs). People would stare, and it wasn’t because they were curious. Going to the mall was pretty hard. I think for a female especially, because it’s so much gnarlier than [on] a guy. On a guy it’s like, “Oh, he’s a wild one.” If it’s a girl it’s all the bad stigmas. You’re a hooker, you’re a drug addict, you were in jail (laughs). It was actually kind of fun, because I consider myself to be a pretty smart person and you talk to people and they’re like, “Wow! You actually have a brain!” Or, “You’re actually kind of nice and pretty conservative!”
PR.com (Allison Kugel): What is it about tattoos that you love so much, where you don’t mind having your skin almost completely covered?
Kat Von D: It’s a form of self expression. I’d been listening to music on my own without my parents input since I was twelve, and getting into the punk rock scene. It just really gave me the attitude where I don’t get tattooed for anybody else but me. I didn’t do this as an attention seeking act of rebelling. It was more, I actually just like this and I want to get tattooed, and I want it so much that I don’t care if other people treat me differently. If they do then they’re probably the people that I don’t want to hang out with, so it kind of filtered it out. But, now it’s backfired, because people really like the show and even people who haven’t watched it are indirectly affected, and they become more open minded. So, they come up to me and ask me about my tattoos. Now I have to constantly talk about my tattoos, like… at the grocery store. I’m not complaining, but before it wasn’t like that.Tags: Allison Kugel, Jesse James Kat Von D break up, Jesse James Kat Von D call off engagement, Jesse James Kat Von D split, Jesse James news, Kat Von D, Kat Von D announces break up on Twitter, Kat Von D calls off engagement to Jesse James, Kat Von D interview, Kat Von D interview with Allison Kugel, Kat Von D Jesse James say we moved too fast, Kat Von D Jesse James split amicably, Kat Von D LA Ink, Kat Von D news, Kat Von D PR.com interview, Kat Von D Twitter, LA Ink, PR.com, PR.com Interview, reality show TLC LA Ink, Sandra Bullock, TLCCelebrity Interviews, Celebrity News, Dating & Mating, General, Television