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Kat Von D
Originally posted 09/09/2010 10:00AM
Jesse James is entering a new phase of his life.
"It sure looks like he's moved on," a James insider tells PEOPLE about the motorcycle mogul, who is settling into his new relationship with Kat Von D and his new home in Austin, Texas. "It doesn't look like he's hiding anything now."
Just two months after his divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized in an Austin courtroom, James's self-professed broken heart looks to be on the mend. He was initially cautious about going public with his romance with the L.A. Ink star, says the source, and he asked Von D to remove a Tweet confirming that the two were dating after they were spotted having dinner together in Las Vegas on Aug. 14.
Originally posted 09/06/2010 08:30PM
It's back to the real world for Jesse James and Kat Von D.
After spending Labor Day weekend joined at the hip, the couple shared a goodbye kiss when Von D dropped James at LAX Monday.
With their love apparently in full bloom, the pair packed the weekend with music, food and PDA.
On Friday, James and Von D ate lunch a deux and were later spotted filling up at a local gas station. The next day, the lovebirds soaked up the sun in Orange County, Calif., and were seen kissing and holding hands after hitting two music events – the Sutra5 and the Pacific Festival.
Originally posted 09/07/2010 06:00AM
After a "smooch-filled" lunch at L.A.'s Urth Caffé, Jesse James and girlfriend Kat Von D headed down the street for some hands-on shopping at J. Gerard Design Studio and Peace Gallery. While the LA Ink star browsed couture gowns, James doted on her. "He kept on kissing her and wrapping his arms around her from behind," the onlooker says of the duo, who "were finishing each other's sentences." Adds the onlooker: "The romantic chemistry was palpable." The two also picked up his and hers "Rebel with a Cause" T-shirts, and James bought Von D a glass bead lariat-style necklace, which she wore out the door.
Originally posted 09/03/2010 02:00AM
It's love for Jesse James and Kat Von D, according to the LA Ink star.
"Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend. I don't hang out with anybody unless I am in love," Kat told PEOPLE at the opening of her Wonderland gallery in West Hollywood on Thursday.
Asked if she thinks the motorcycle mogul, who accompanied Von D to the gallery opening, is "The One" for her, she answered, "I believe he is, so yeah."
As for how and when she first knew her feelings for James were so strong, she said, "Was it when we were playing Scrabble? I don't remember. But it was something like that – when we both realized how nerdy we were."
Originally posted 09/01/2010 01:40PM
And she's off – but not without a kiss first.
Jesse James and Kat Von D have recently taken their romance from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas, where the couple were spotted holding hands and riding motorcycles in Fredericksburg, Texas, near the motorcycle mogul's relocated business and family. Came time for Von D to leave, the two shared a kiss at the Austin Airport as James dropped her off for the flight.
"They're definitely not hiding anything at this point," a source close to Von D said after their Texas time together. "Kat's happy. She doesn't really care what other people think. She'll do what she wants regardless."
James, 41, was also spotted recently taking his daughters to school on their first day. He and his children moved to Texas so that his children could maintain the close relationship they've developed with their stepmother, Sandra Bullock.
Originally posted 08/30/2010 04:40PM
No Tweet needed here – Jesse James and Kat Von D have confirmed they've taken their their relationship to the next level with a weekend getaway to Texas.
The tattooed twosome were spotted holding hands in Fredericksburg, Texas, near Austin where James has relocated for business purposes and so that his kids can be closer to their stepmom, Sandra Bullock.
"They're definitely not hiding anything at this point," a source close to Von D tells PEOPLE. "Kat’s happy. She doesn’t really care what other people think. She’ll do what she wants regardless."
James and Kat Von D, who reportedly rode in on a motorcycle and visited a World War II museum during their time in the small tourist town, "didn't go unnoticed" by onlookers, according to RadarOnline.com.
Originally posted 08/19/2010 01:35PM
The connection between Kat Von D and Jesse James isn't only skin deep.
"Just because I have tattoos doesn't mean, 'Oh, you guys are a perfect match,' " the star of TLC's LA Ink, 28, tells the Kevin & Bean radio show on L.A.'s KROQ-FM. "I think that I'm his type on a different level than people would assume."
She and James, 41, may be newly involved romantically – Kat admitted they were dating in a short-lived tweet on Wednesday, following a dinner together in Las Vegas on Saturday – but their history goes back a lot further.
Originally posted 08/18/2010 03:10PM
Kat Von D's fingers apparently spoke too soon.
After Tweeting Wednesday, "Yes, Jesse and I are dating," the LA Ink star, 28, took down the message, though it was quickly spread and re-Tweeted by more than 100 people.
Her rep has said she and the motorcycle mogul, 41, are just friends and their cozy night out in Vegas over the weekend wasn't the start of a new relationship.
Originally posted 08/16/2010 04:40PM
Jesse James and Kat Von D's cozy night out in Las Vegas wasn't the start of a new romance, her rep tells PEOPLE.
"They did have dinner, but they are just friends," says the rep, adding that the LA Ink star, 28, and James, 41, first met "a while ago" since both of their shows are on TLC.
"They've always remained good friends," says her rep. "There is no romance there with Jesse."
The tattooed twosome were spotted dining at Palm Casino Resort's N9NE and holding hands Saturday night but the outing, according to the rep, was "just good friends catching up. She's been seen holding hands with friends before."
Originally posted 08/15/2010 08:30PM
Is Jesse James ready to move on?
The motorcycle mogul, whose divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized in June, was spotted having dinner with fellow tattoo enthusiast and LA Ink star Kat Von D in Las Vegas Saturday night.
Settling into a table at Palms Casino Resort's N9NE, the duo didn't bother spreading out in the oversized booth, but got cozy by sitting right next to each other.
The two shared the restaurant's signature rock shrimp and classic Caesar salad. They also both enjoyed the filet with a side of asparagus, and drank Fiji water with dinner.
Toward the end of the meal, the duo were spotted holding hands.
They continued holding hands as they left dinner and headed to a black Mercedes that James was driving.
A rep for James had no comment. Calls to Kat Von D's rep were not returned.
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