Kat Von D and Jesse James Split

She couldn’t fill Sandra’s position
Monday , 01 August 2011
Kat Von D and Jesse James Split
Jesse James and Kat Von D

It seems the pressure to fill Sandra Bullock’s position as wife and step mum to three kids proved too much for Kat Van D who ended her strained engagement to Jesse James this week

While the couple cite the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship as the reason for their marriage breakdown, it’s also thought the tattoo artist struggled forging relationships with her ex-husband’s children from previous marriages.

It was even rumoured that Kat was so jealous of Sandra Bullock she once warned the actress to stay away from the family so she could form her own bond.  A source spilled, “During her marriage Sandra became close to the children, declaring before their June 2010 divorce, ‘I don’t want to know what life is like without those kids.’” Adding, “The children are still reeling from the loss of their adored stepmom. They’re not ready to accept a another replacement.”

Now sources suggest the pressure to be like the award-winning actress, who was married to Jesse for five years, proved too much.  A heartbroken Jesse said, “I’m so sad because I really love her.”