Amidst announcing his split from fiancee Kat Von D, Jesse James did get some good news.
On Monday, James, 42, was awarded sole custody of his daughter Sunny, 7, after a long court battle with his ex, Janine Lindemulder.
James got the news in an Orange County, Calif., courthouse. He had been fighting Lindemulder on the issue for years, with her often making negative comments about James (and even ex Sandra Bullock) to the press.
And Lindemulder has been given stipulations. If she relocates to Texas to be near James and Sunny, she'll be ordered to inpatient rehab. If she remains in California, she'll get monitored visitation of her daughter.
James announced his split from Von D late Monday evening. See what she Tweeted after the announcement after the jump.
Jesse James and reality star Kat Von D have called off their engagement and split.
Von D Tweeted, "I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share."
James, 42, and Von D, 29, were planning a summer wedding. They had been together for less than a year.
Their romance was documented on the upcoming season of Von D's reality show on TLC. James lives outside of Austin, Texas, with his children, while Von D shoots her reality show in Los Angeles, where her tattoo shop is.
James began dating Von D only months after his divorce from Sandra Bullock.
Despite reports Jesse James and Kat Von D have called off their wedding and are putting their relationship on hold, the pair have actually been busy planning their summer nuptials and are doing just fine!
James expressed to PEOPLE on the rumors of a split, "That is absolutely not true. We're still going strong. Things are completely good with us. They day can't come soon enough". Von D added, "That's the furthest thing from the truth."
The pair started dating last August, just two months after Sandra Bullock filed for divorce from James for being a serial cheater.
James and Von D are reportedly planning their wedding on the one-year anniversary of the day they officially started dating. They have yet to reveal if the wedding will be in Texas or LA, where they both own homes and live full time.
Check out our pics of Jesse James' ladylove cruising up to her LA Ink tattoo shop in a sweet Bentley convertible below ...
The Jesse James Scummy Dirtbike of Douchery Tour continues to sweep the nation.
In an interview with Piers Morgan that will air tonight on CNN, James tells Morgan that his ex Sandra Bullock's love for him was just an act. Morgan asks James if he thinks Bullock meant it when she professed her love for him in several awards speeches last year.
James: "I think she meant it to a certain extent. What does she do for a living?"
Morgan: "Sheâ€™s an actor.â€
James said the world of Hollywood was all too fake for him -- yep, Hollywood is the liar in this situation. In another really solid PR choice, James let loose in an interview with the latest issue of Men's Journal. He tells the mag:
"I cheated on my wife. Guess what? So do millions of other men.â€
And, in the crowning moment, said he was not committed to his relationship with Sandra.
"I was never 100 percent in.â€
James told the mag that, while in the Hollywood world, he was pretending to be someone he wasn't.
"I look back at who I was then, and I want to punch myself in the face.â€
That makes two of us. Watch the video of James' interview with Morgan after the jump.
Jesse James is opening up about his current relationship with ex Sandra Bullock, and his words are pretty harsh.
James sat down for an interview with ABC's Nightline as part of publicity for his new memoir, American Outlaw, out Thursday.
He talks about why he cheated on Sandra.
"I think I wanted to get caught."
James also discusses his current relationship with Bullock. James moved from Southern California to Austin, Texas, after the scandal to be near Bullock and keep their family together.
Bullock was close to James' children (all from other relationships), and the two had planned to adopt baby Louis together. Bullock instead adopted Louis as a single parent, but said in interviews that she thought James was a good father and wanted him to have a relationship with Louis.
James, however, says those wishes haven't come true.
"I've never seen Louis since everything happened."
He also says Bullock has not visited his other children.
"Pretty much no contact at all for several months."
And James says all this means he's done with the past, including Sandra. After his affairs came to light, James checked into a rehab facility and reportedly tried to win her back.
Now, his tune has changed. He's engaged to reality TV personality Kat Von D, and says the two will wed this summer. His divorce from Sandra was finalized last June; he and Von D became engaged in January. It will be James' fourth marriage.
When asked him if he worried about hurting Bullock's feelings by moving on so quickly, he responded:
"I can't worry about her anymore. I think I've spent a good chunk of the last five or six years worrying about her and what she thinks and what I should do and, you know, controlling all my movements and everything else. I think it's time to worry about Jesse and making sure Jesse's happy."
Jesse James is opening up about his life following his highly-publicized split from Sandra Bullock.
James tells People:
"Everything got ripped to shreds. I was at my breaking point."
The 42-year-old bad boy biker, who spent 30-days at Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona, also reveals details on his difficult upbringing ... including an abusive childhood.
Bullock's ex adds:
"I always felt out of place my whole life. I never felt successful, never felt I deserved anything. I'm moving forward, thinking clearly and becoming a better person. ... I have started life over ... I've made my world pretty small. Now I can focus on what's important: making sure [my] kids get good grades and are happy and healthy."
Find out what James had to say about baby Louis ... after the jump.