EXCLUSIVE! Jesse James & Kat Von D Confirm They're A Couple! He Says, 'I'm Happy' & She Feels 'Lucky'!

Fri, September 3, 2010 1:05am EDT by 7 Comments

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Jesse James and Kat Von D made their first public red carpet appearance as a couple Thursday night at the opening of her new art gallery in Hollywood. What a slap in Sandra’s face!

Does Jesse James deserve to find love again so quickly after cheating on the lovely Sandra Bullock with so many women? Hell no! However, it seems that the Sandy’s ex-husband HAS moved on with tattoo artist Kat Von D - and proved it to the world by publicly coming out as a couple on Thursday night!

“Jesse has an ability to listen and communicate, and that’s a really great quality,” Kat, 28, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the opening of her new art gallery, Wonderland, in Hollywood Sept. 2, exclaiming, “Yes!” when asked if she and Jesse were officially a couple.

She gushed, “[He’s sexy because] of how intelligent and sensitive he is. He’s got enough really great qualities that I’m lucky to be around,” adding, “And of course tattoos are always sexy.”

Jesse, 41, seems as equally besotted by his new lady love, and clearly has stopped trying to win Sandra, 45, back. “It came out the hard way and that’s sad,” he admitted, adding, “But [now] I’m happy.”

We definitely wouldn’t call Kat LUCKY – but we do wish her the best of luck. She’s going to need it! Smart Sandy traded Jesse in for baby boy Louis Bardo Bullock (who’s officially HER son and not Jesse‘s) and she looks blissfully happy these days. At least she knows HE won’t cheat on her! We can’t say the same for Kat, unfortunately…

Laura Schreffler with reporting by Michelle Skowronek