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Kat Von D, Jesse James engaged to be married [poll]

January 20, 2011 | 10:07 am

Kat Von D and Jesse James are engagedJesse James and Kat Von D are engaged to be married. We'll just let that sit there for a second until you stop coughing.

The "L.A. Ink" star, 28, and former "West Coast Choppers" dude, 41 -- you might also know Jesse James as the guy who cheated on Sandra Bullock repeatedly when they were married -- have been dating since last summer, and now she "said 'yes,' " James told People on Thursday.

If you were thinking last year was a rough one for James, what with all that scandal, humiliation and divorce -- well, silly mortal, you were wrong: "2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend," James told the magazine. "An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs.

Bullock divorced James after the revelation of serial cheating with tattooed women he met primarily through his West Coast Choppers business and flirted with online, via Facebook and Twitter. The divorce was final at the end of June.

This will be James' fourth marriage and the tattoo artist's second.

One challenge? The distance. James is now living in Austin, Texas, while Kat is L.A.-based, and she said they'll have two homes for a while. But it's OK -- lately they've been flirting online, via Twitter.

And you thought the Octomom fetish video was rough news?


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Kat Von D and Jesse James at the at a California Science Center gala in L.A. on Saturday. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.