Tattoo model Michelle McGee – who claims to have had an 11-month fling with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James – says she doesn't want to be the reason for the couple's demise.
"I am not a homewrecker," she tells E! News. "I don't believe I destroyed their marriage. Jesse destroyed his marriage. My message to Jesse would be, 'If you were honest to me up front…we wouldn't be in this situation.'"
Despite sources saying the McGee, 32, knew that James, 40, and Bullock, 45, were still wed when she slept with him, she claims: "He made it clear, they weren't together. I believed him. I did have a little bit of my suspicions. I'd mention things to him like, 'Let's go on a ride or out to dinner' and he said, 'I can't really do that.'"
She says she doesn't "buy" the fact that he's gone to rehab, either.
"I don't know what's going through his head … I was really shocked he went to sex rehab," she says. (Neither James nor his reps have confirmed that he is being treated for sex addiction.)
"It was a bogus move," McGee goes on, adding: "I think [rehab] is an easy thing for celebrities that cheat on their wives."
McGee – who earned a reported $30,000 for blabbing sordid details from her alleged affair to a tabloid – says it's hard being "the most hated person in America" and that "it's easy to target someone who looks different."
But she says she did the "right thing" by telling her side of the story because the tabloids would've broken the news even without her cooperation.
"I'm sorry this all happened," she says. "I want to apologize for her hurt and embarrassment. I'm sorry this went public. "I knew I was going to get some kind of backlash—this was America's sweetheart," she adds. "[But] I would do it again."
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