Exclusive: Jesse James Opens Up About Bullock Break-Up

Jesse James talks about Sandra Bullock, rehab in "Nightline" interview.

ByABC News
May 19, 2010, 1:55 PM

May 19, 2010 — -- Coming off the break-up of his marriage to Sandra Bullock and a subsequent low profile, Jesse James is finally opening up about his past, his time in rehab and what made him cheat on his Oscar-winning wife.

Tuesday, in his first interview since Bullock filed for divorce, James tells ABC News' "Nightline's" Vicki Mabrey his side of the story and responds to the questions so many people have been wondering: Why did he throw away a seemingly perfect life and the perfect wife? What did he really go to rehab for? What role will he play in the life of Louis, the baby boy Bullock recently adopted?

James' "Nightline" interview marks his first television appearance since news of his affairs came out in March. Following statements from the women who claimed to have slept with him, James checked into a rehab facility to seek help for "personal issues." He also publicly apologized to Bullock, his wife of nearly five years, and his three kids.

Vicki Mabrey's exclusive interview with Jesse James airs Tuesday May 25, 2010 at 11:35pm ET/PT on "Nightline."