ABC News’ Olivia Katrandjian and Luchina Fisher report:
“I am not in a relationship. And I apologize for all the ‘back and forth’ if it’s caused any confusion,” Von D wrote in a Facebook post entitled “Odds and Ends,” late on Friday evening. “I am not in any way moving to Texas. I am not opening up another tattoo shop. And I am not leaving my shop here in Los Angeles, High Voltage Tattoo.”
James, 42, told People magazine in August that he and the “LA Ink” star, 29, were back together and engaged again.
“Sometimes you are only given one chance in life,” James told People. “It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her.”
At the time, James tweeted “para siempre” (or “forever” in Spanish) along with a photo of the two of them together embracing.
In July, the couple had called off their engagement for the first time despite their professed love for each other.
“I’m so sad, because I really love her,” James told People in July. “The distance between us was just too much.”
James and Von D originally got engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of their first date, which was just days after James’ divorce from America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, who James admitted to cheating on while they were married.
But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James’ home outside Austin, Texas, where he lives with his three children, was just too great.
In August, TLC canceled Von D’s show, “LA Ink,” after four seasons, network officials said in a statement.
Von D had a different take on the situation.
Von D reacted to the news on Twitter, saying: “I love how me deciding to not continue doing ‘LA Ink,’ turns into being ‘canceled.’ Thanks @TLC. Regardless of everything I remain grateful.”