The relationship pro shares words of wisdom for the couple
Like the rest of us, Steve Ward was shocked by the news that Sandra Bullock‘s husband Jesse James allegedly had an affair with tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. “Isn’t that a shame?” he told us March 18 at Fleur de Lys in Los Angeles. “She’s worked so hard, and she’s done it for her family.” But rather than totally give up hope for Sandra and Jesse’s marriage, the host of Vh1′s Tough Love: Couples assured us it is still possible for them to salvage their relationship.
“Infidelity affects a lot of relationships,” he told us, referring to many married couples he has dealt with in his work. “It’s just a matter of how you’ve learned from the experience, and if you’ve grown as a result of it. Reasons it took place in the first place are looked at and understood, and hopefully they’re worked at so they go away and they don’t make you do it again.”
He also noted the change in our society’s perception and recognition of infidelity over time. It seems to be more of a problem today than it ever was.
“A lot of celebrities, and a lot of everyday people, are unfaithful,” he said. “In today’s society, it’s so much easier to get caught red-handed. People worry about why it’s so difficult to get to the altar these days, and the truth of the matter is that it’s easier now than ever to find reasons not to go through with it. It’s a lot harder to find reasons you should.”