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Posted at 5:32 PM ET, 03/18/2010

Jesse James apologizes to Sandra Bullock for 'poor judgment'

By Liz Kelly

No laughing matter: Jesse James says he's sorry to wife Sandra Bullock. (Getty Images)

In a statement released late Thursday afternoon to, Jesse James apologized to wife Sandra Bullock and his children for causing them "pain" and "embarrassment." He isn't admitting that he had an affair with tattooed model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, but says that he is "to blame for this whole situation."

Earlier today, InTouch weekly published portions of an interview with McGee, who says she carried on an 11-month affair with James, whom she called "Vanilla Gorilla."

In this afternoon's statement, James writes:

"The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment.
"There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.
"This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me."

Still, Bullock dropped out of a London premiere for her movie "The Blind Side" citing personal reasons and reportedly "left" the couple's home (per Also earlier today, James shuttered his Twitter account.

By Liz Kelly  | March 18, 2010; 5:32 PM ET
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Too bad Ms Bullock had to get involved in this situation. Trash always finds trash--look at the first wife and now the girlfriend. Also too bad reputable media jumps on this so quickly.

Posted by: amac3 | March 18, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jesse! I hear that Kat von D is available. I think she's more your type.
Sandra, there is a better man for you out there...somewhere.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 18, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Both are pure White trash,,,

L@@k at the picture. Biker Boy doesn't even have the sense and/ or class to unbutton his jacket prior to sitting down.
All that's missing from his wardrobe is short white socks.

Theses two boobs, are a stain upon the white race.

Posted by: dashriprock | March 18, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Another Cheater, Cheater's only apologize when they get caught, if not for that cheater's will still cheat, and that is a FACT!!

Posted by: onesugar | March 18, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Cheater's will cheat again next time they will try to do a better job of trying NOT getting caught, and that too is a FACT!!!

Posted by: onesugar | March 18, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I am so sorry for Sandra Bullock that she trusted and was betrayed.
Her speech on her acceptance of her Academy Award was touching when she spoke to "having someone behind her back".
He wasn't. She didn't know it. How HUMILIATING!!!! What's the lesson: never get married, have your own money, and weep in the deep hours of the night because, as a woman, you simply cannot trust a man. They seem to be always, and only, about getting some kind of new sexual thrill.
Women, of which I am one, think this is simply disgusting. Men think it is business as usual.
Perhaps the larger question here is whether or not marital contracts should be revised in a such a fashion as to prevent the words about "until death us to part". Perhaps the marital contract should simply say something like: Until 5 or 4 or 3 or 2 or 1 years, should we part.
And, the woman gets the children and the man is hounded until forever until he, finally, gives in to supporting his own children.

Posted by: cms1 | March 18, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

that's not terribly fair cms...
some of us men have had wives (now ex wives) who've been the bad actor in these situations as well (ahh how i laughed when i heard she'd remarried).

all you can do is try... and trust... and hope both of you are on the same page. sometimes you get lucky (and sometimes, in the case of sandra here, you lose big)

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | March 18, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

My only thought? Why can't I ever get divorce cases like this. You know where the poor wife can afford to PAY her attorney.

Posted by: epjd | March 18, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

A vague apology is worth nothing except to cover one's image. With all the trash out their, a full and open disclosure that hopefully is less than what is being reported is perhaps the only way to partially redeem yourself. The secretive apology only serves to deepen suspicious and raises questions about the sincerity of the apology. What be worse than what's already out there unless it's worse.

Posted by: TabLUnoLCSWfromUtah | March 18, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse I know that YouTube is full of TW parodies now, many of them quite funny, and some of the TW parodies even involve parodies of Letterman and many of the other guys who cheated on their wives and girlfriends and abused their positions, but somehow none of that makes this guy any less of a schmuck.

I'm sorry, but did someone *force* you to marry her?

Posted by: dubya1938 | March 19, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

another case of a couple not equally yolked.i'm sure he had a lot to give but it was not worth it.
a group of low morals men with skanky women, can you say edwards, woods,spitzer an now this loser.
guys think with the correct head.

Posted by: ninnafaye | March 19, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

It's a very common story, the psycho bad boy meets "nice girl" & somehow gets her to believe his bull.

A lot of people at work are discussing this, saying she should have known. It's true. Anyone of us, including myself, who have experienced these serial bad boys, know they will say anything to women to win them over, and then break your heart.

This guy fits the profile: They lie to their mistresses, telling them their current relationship is bad or over just so they can use women for their own personal satisfaction. They portray their current wife/gf as loveless, they are suffering & they just want to be in a loving relationship. They convincingly come across as the poor guy who has suffered & been left alone & unloved.

They are really, evily quite good at it & have no guilt whatsoever. Jesse fits right into this category.

Of course, the message is to watch out for this creepy kind of guy. Do not believe his sob stories & fall for the fake sweet act or you will be devastated like the rest of us.

Posted by: melley19 | March 19, 2010 2:37 AM | Report abuse

I love Sandra Bullock and wish her well.

It always worried me that this guy had been married to a porn star.

Posted by: wmpowellfan | March 19, 2010 3:28 AM | Report abuse

Well, I guess a man has his needs...

She was out of town, after all.

Just kidding. Every girl wants to reform the "bad boy", and they always seem so surprised when the "bad boy" hasn't changed.

Posted by: postfan1 | March 19, 2010 4:56 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, all true. And then of course, there's Elin Nordegren...

Posted by: Spring_Rain | March 19, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Hey now, Jesse's ex-wife Janine wasn't your typical porn star.

She never had sex on-camera with men out of respect for her personal relationships.


Yet at the same time she was not having sex with men on camera she was porking Vince Neil & the lovely gent that he is, put out the tape.

So sadly, the only "straight" sex you'll ever see Janine have is with Vince Neil & trust me, it's not worth it.

Unless you really wanna see Vince Neil's flabby ass pumping up & down.

So yeah Janine, stay classy!!

My serious take on this is I feel sorry for the kid involved. Poor kid is back to an unstable home life again.

Glad to hear she's a mom

Posted by: wadejg | March 19, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

ep, LOL

Posted by: reddragon1 | March 19, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Love Sandra Bullock? I doubt anyone posting here knows her personally. They like her movie roles, and get the impression from news reports that she's nice, but overall it's typical celebrity worship. That doesn't mean her husband isn't a jerk-- he clearly is-- but, come on, Bullock is a fabulously rich actress, not Mother Theresa. She may be a nice person off-camera and I feel bad for her, as I would anyone in the same siutation, but let's not go overboard in our praise.

Posted by: Sutter | March 19, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Just think...if Bullock takes him back in, every time she kisses him she'll be chugging Bombshell by proxy. Bleah.

Posted by: tjhall1 | March 19, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I hope Bullock dumps him. He has a thing for tattoos, see the ones on his wrists in the photo? He should go for a tattoo mama.

Posted by: dotellen | March 19, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Sandra a better actress than we all thought..I bet he was a nightmare to live with or Sandra is a better actress than we all thougtht...and she is a bet of a wild one. Either way Sandy is better off without him. I will lose all respect for her if she takes him back.

DONT BE AN ELIN you have more on the ball.

Posted by: Helpsomeone | March 19, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse


Be a Jenny not a ELin and handle your business! You go girl!

Posted by: Helpsomeone | March 19, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Year fo contrasts Sandra...The best and the worst.....
What a f... jerk!!!!
Anyway, I you can forgive and live happily ever after I wish you he best of luck!
Forgiving is not the easiest thing but it's the privilege of the best...

Posted by: gpernot | March 19, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

She chose him. She can only blame herself.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | March 19, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

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