Once a cheater, always a cheater? According to Kat Von D, Jesse James’ ex-fiance, the adage has never been more true. The reality show star took to Facebook to open up about her failed relationship with James following their roller coaster of breakups and makeups that finally culminated in a broken engagement — with a string of infidelity at its core.
“Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year,” Von D wrote on her Facebook page. “I kept going back and forth in my mind as to what the best way would be for me to release and let go of any residual feelings remaining from that toxic relationship. All of this may sound petty or immature to some, but I assure you this is coming from a place of pure honesty and love.”
Von D understands that there are many out there who are waiting to scream, “I told you so!” — James famously cheated on America’s sweetheart and ex-wife, Sandra Bullock — and is ready to admit that “You all were more right than you’ll ever know.”
Seven months after announcing their engagement, Von D and James first called it off in July before reconciling just one month later. But the pair called it quits once again in September when Von D similarly took to Facebook to confirm her single status.
Now the former “L.A. Ink” reality star explains that she did not judge James as the villain that the tabloids made him out to be, but rather wanted to prove naysayers wrong by showing that she and James could be in a committed, loving relatioship.
“Not to worry, I’ve gladly paid the consequences for every mistake I’ve ever made, but learned so much from each of them,” Von D writes.
Von D admits through the public explanation of her heartbreak on the social networking site that her relationship with James is the first episode in her life that she regrets. But the inked raven-haired bombshell does say that James taught her an important lesson — one that she is grateful for — about life: “Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have. So if that’s the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.”
So why take to such a public forum to reach out to those that “weren’t always so kind?” Von D is hoping that her honesty will finally put this chapter of her life to rest.
Does this mean that Von D will be removing the tattoo of James’ face that is emblazoned across her ribcage?