Pal: Jesse "in Love With Sandra," Wants Marriage "to Survive"
Jesse James has not yet given up on his marriage to Sandra Bullock.
"Jesse is in love with Sandra," James' attorney Joe Yanny told the Associated Press Friday. The biker mogul checked into a rehab center earlier this week following numerous reports of his infidelity; Yanny would not specify what precisely his client is being treated for.
"This whole thing has destroyed Jesse's entire universe," Yanny said. "Right now, he's a broken man."
"The single most important thing to Mr. James and the children is that the marriage somehow survive."
In a statement, James said, "It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way." He didn't detail the specific allegations of affairs with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and other women.
"The allegations back and forth about what happened - those are private matters to be resolved between a husband and a wife," Yanny said. "He certainly will come out of this a better man...I hope he comes out of it with the things in life that he cherishes."
James, 40, faces an uphill battle: Bullock sources say in the new issue of Us Weekly that the actress, 45, "definitely" plans to file for divorce from her husband of nearly five years. "She is over him," the friend adds. The estranged spouses have kept in touch via short, not-so-sweet phone calls. "When they do talk, it's very little and very nasty," the friend explains. "She won't forgive him for this."
Bullock emerged briefly from hiding on Wednesday afternoon to visit the Beverly Hills home of billionaire Gabriel Brener.