Jesse James Moving to Austin So Kids Can Be Close to Sandra

Celebrity Moms Jun. 18, 2010 AT 4:04PM
Jesse James Moving to Austin So Kids Can Be Close to Sandra Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Jesse James is heading to Texas for good.

At a custody hearing Friday in Orange County, Calif., his attorney John Schilling confirmed that the 41-year-old biker -- who shared a home in Seal Beach, Calif., with ex Sandra Bullock -- is permanently moving to Austin in July after he finishes taping a History Channel special.

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James told TMZ.com Saturday morning that his kids love Bullock, 45 (who owns a home there), and want to continue their relationship with her. He will continue operating West Coast Choppers in Orange County, but plans to work full-time in Austin, where he will open another Cisco Burger restaurant.

How will the the move affect his 6-year-old daughter Sunny's relationship with her mother, porn star Janine Lindemulder?

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Lindemulder, who has battled substance abuse problems, currently lives in L.A.. Earlier this month, she was granted periodical, supervised visits.

"He wants her to have a relationship with Sunny, and they are trying to work things out," said Schilling, adding that Lindemulder could even move to Austin as well.

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Meanwhile, an attorney for Lindemulder insists she remains drug-free.

At Friday's hearing, a judge received a letter from Lindemulder's current husband saying she was on prescription meds and should be denied visitation with Sunny. But Lindemulder's attorney provided a different letter from her current husband "disavowing" the claims, and a judge dismissed the claim.

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