New couple: Jesse James and Kat Von D getting close

Wednesday September 1, 2010

It all began with a tweet – and now it seems the romance between Jesse James and LA Ink star Kat Von D is official.

Sandra Bullock's ex husband and his new love interest (pictured together in 2007) were spotted holding hands in Texas at the weekend as they took a walk near Jesse's new home in Austin.

The heavily tattooed pair have known each other for years.

But since August there's been speculation that the friendship has deepened because Kat, 28, announced that she was dating the motorcycle expert on Twitter - before quickly removing the update.

Jesse's five-year marriage to Oscar-winner Sandra came to an end in June after tattoo model Michelle McGee came forward to claim she had had an 11-month affair with the 41-year-old.

He recently moved to Texas to be closer to his ex for the sake of his children.

While Jesse moves on with a new relationship, Sandra has been focusing on her eight-month-old adopted son Louis.

This week she gave a TV interview – her first since her divorce was finalised - in which she revealed how she kept the adoption of her baby a secret.

Photo: © Getty Images

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