Jesse James, Kat von D Are Engaged!

Celebrity Body Jan. 20, 2011 AT 2:38PM
Jesse James, Kat von D Are Engaged! Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

Jesse James is determined to give matrimony another shot: Less than seven months after his messy divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized, the motorcycle mogul, 41, is now engaged to TLC star and tattoo artist Kat von D! Von D  (real name: Katherine von Drachenberg), 28, confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday. "I guess the 'kat' is outta the bag, eh?" she wrote to James. "Thank you for all the wonderful, loving congratulations from you all.. Overwhelmed with joy right now!"

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This will be Monster Garage star James' fourth marriage, whose exes include Karla James, porn actress Janine Lindemulder and, most famously, Sandra Bullock. Never-married von D (who was previously linked to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx) was coy about marriage buzz on Wednesday at the opening night premiere party for the Los Angeles Art Show. "I can go on the record and say there's no one else for me," she told reporters coyly of James. "He's the one."

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As for James, 41, he Tweeted to his love in Spanish on Wednesday night. English translation: "I would like to be with you at this time. Even if only it could take your hand, as that first night."

Earlier in the month, he wrote of von D: "I have never felt so loved! I'm the luckiest MoFo in the world! 48 hours away from you feels like a year...you will never be anything but beautiful to me."

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The duo first stepped out as a couple in August: making out at a Las Vegas museum exhibit and then holding hands in Fredericksburg, Tex.

The fellow reality stars met about six years ago. "He had his show on Discovery," she said in a radio interview. "That's how we met. I was looking for some advice when I first started Miami Ink."

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James' six-year marriage to Bullock, 46, famously ended with the revelation of his affair with numerous women -- including Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, a stripper with a similar plethora of tattoos.

"I've got a lot of respect for Jesse and how he handled it," she added of James' conduct during the scandal.

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At Wednesday's art event in L.A. von D told UsMagazine.com: "I think our relationship has matured so much and matures every day and grows. I am not ashamed of anything. I am really excited about it. Everyday we grow stronger."

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