Jesse James Says He's Engaged to Marry Kat Von D

January 20, 2011 - 5:12 PM

Jesse James

This photo taken March 7, 2010 shows Jesse James arriving for the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

Los Angeles (AP) - Motorcycle man Jesse James is engaged to tattoo artist Kat Von D.

James says he will wed the `LA Ink' star, telling The Associated Press: "It's true."

No wedding date has been announced.

James and Von D. began dating over the summer after his very public split from Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.

The 41-year-old biker businessman and reality-TV star calls Von D his best friend. Von D, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, says James is "the one." The 28-year-old stars on the TLC reality show "LA Ink."

The engagement was first reported Thursday by People.com.

James and Bullock were married for five years. Their marriage collapsed amid allegations of infidelity just after Bullock won an Oscar for her role in "The Blind Side." The couple separated in March and their divorce was finalized in June.