Jesse's Girls: Jesse James' Women

When girl-next-door Sandra Bullock married tattooed biker Jesse James in 2005, they seemed an unlikely pair.

She was "Miss Congeniality," a popular, well-paid Hollywood actress. He was a reformed bad boy turned successful businessman and reality TV star.

But the couple seemed to prove naysayers wrong, finding domestic bliss in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, while raising James' three children from his two previous marriages.

"He's gotten over the wildness and I'm the wild one now!" Bullock was quoted saying in People magazine in 2006.

"Obviously we know Jesse James has a colorful past," E! gossip columnist Marc Malkin told ABCNews.com. "But all things indicated that he was so happily married. He had settled into this nice life as her husband. The guy was crying when she won her Oscar."

"Was he crying for Sandra?" Malkin wondered. "Or was he thinking, 'Oh God, this is going to come out?'"

"This," the world knows by now, is the tabloid report that James had an affair with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, a San Diego tattoo model who reportedly also worked as a stripper. McGee told In Touch Weekly that she began an 11-month affair with James while Bullock was filming the Oscar-winning "The Blind Side."

Tatttoo and fetish model Michelle McGee says she had an affair with Jesse James.

Then came the news that Bullock had moved out of the Southern California home she shared with James, less than two weeks after she received the Oscar for best actress. She also bailed on the London premiere of "The Blind Side."

On Thursday, James, who still wore his wedding ring, was photographed walking his three children to school -- without Bullock.

He also released a statement taking responsibility for the couple's heartbreak:

"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," James wrote.

He also asksed for forgiveness. "This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them," he wrote. "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."

Bullock's rep did not respond to requests for comment.

If the stories are true, this could be a sad ending to an unlikely fairy-tale romance.

"It seems to me that these really successful guys, if they end up with a beautiful sweet woman, go for something opposite," said Malkin, comparing James with Tiger Woods.

The difference with Woods, he said, was that there was no past history with women to compare his alleged affairs to.

"With Jesse, once you hear who the woman is, you think, 'Oh he's up to his old tricks,'" Malkin said.

From Adult Entertainers to America's Sweetheart

McGee, who appears tattooed from head to toe, bears a striking resemblance to James' second wife, tattooed porn star Janine Lindemulder.

Like Lindemulder, McGee works in the adult entertainment industry, as a fetish model and sometime stripper, according to Radar Online. She was raised Amish and told In Touch that she thought James was separated from Bullock or else she never would have had an affair with him.

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