Kat Von D's Latest Breakup Is Jesse James All Over Again

Kat Von DSomewhere along the line, I became a fan of L.A. Ink tattoo artist Kat Von D. It's not because I watch her show, or that I'm particularly interested in her clothing or makeup line. The reason I like her has almost everything to do with what she shares on Instagram, where she comes across as a warm, interesting, passionate person. The little photographic snippets of her life showed a happy woman pursuing her art, music, and business interests, while planning a splashy Lovecraft-themed wedding to the man she seemed so deeply in love with.

Anyway, I've become invested enough in this total stranger's life that I was downright shocked to hear that she'd broken off her engagement to music producer/performer Deadmau5. Not only has the relationship ended, but it's turned into yet another public he-said/she-said cheating scandal -- just like her nasty split with Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James.

If you remember, Kat Von D was briefly engaged to Jesse James in 2011 in the wake of his much-publicized divorce from Sandra Bullock. She's often accused of being the woman he cheated on Bullock with, but that was actually Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, another heavily-inked brunette.

Anyway, when James and Von D ended the engagement they initially kept the details vague "out of respect," but soon enough Von D spilled the real reason for the breakup: James had cheated on her with not one, not two, but nineteen women.

She wrote that while she regretted the relationship, she was glad for the lesson:

Not to worry, I've gladly paid the consequences for every mistake I've ever made, but learned so much from each of them. Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have. So if that's the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.

I actually felt really sorry for her during that whole mess, despite the fact that almost anyone would have said she should have seen it coming. She really put herself out there when she gave James a chance, and she got burned SO badly as a result.

I was happy to hear that she'd hooked up with Deadmau5 and seemed so content with him, but that relationship publicly fizzled last November. At the time, she wrote on Twitter,

Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. #lessonlearned. / Now, we can get all of the ‘I told you so’s’ outta the way ... And move on.

They got back together, though, and two months later he proposed -- also via Twitter. Everything has seemed perfectly great since then, until the post from Von D two days ago:

Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit that this relationship is indeed over...Onwards and upwards.

For his part, Deadmau5 wrote,

Kat and I split in November and I moved back home to Toronto. During this time, while we were broken up, I did have relations with another woman. Following that, Kat and I reconciled and I acknowledged being intimate with another person while we were estranged.

We did move past those issues, and I proposed to Kat in mid-December. At the end of June, it was clear that the relationship was not working and we mutually ended the engagement. I was not, at any point, unfaithful to Kat during our time together.

What a total mess, right? It's like the Jesse James thing all over again, and I'm sure there are plenty of folks who wonder why she lets this stuff play out in such a big way on social media.

Personally, I can't blame her for sharing her thoughts. I've worked out plenty of my own issues in a not-so-private manner, and it can be incredibly therapeutic to open your heart when you're hurting. On the other hand, I imagine that in her case she's getting a ton of backlash from people who think she's a famewhore or just a fool when it comes to relationships.

To me, though, she comes across as a romantic, someone who maybe lets emotions come before logic. She also obviously wants to connect directly with her fans instead of issuing statements through a publicist. It's not a bad thing -- in fact, it's what makes her such a likable celebrity, at least to me. Hopefully the back-and-forth accusations will immediately cease and desist so both parties can get on with their lives.

What do you think about Kat Von D's latest breakup? Are you surprised?

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Melis... Melissa1508

Not really.  I don't know much about her, but, judging from the two guys I've seen her date (Jesse James, Deadmau5), doesn't look like she has wise taste in men.  Especially JJ..seriously, dude cheated on SANDRA BULLOCK and you think he's going to be faithful to you?  Guess again.

Brandi Chapman

I am not surprised however she is a human being in the spotlight, she should be more private if she doesn't want backlash -but at the same time when things are good you do want to brag-then something happens and the tables turn and you get to look like an idiot - it's life and NO ONE SHOULD BE CHEATED ON...no one deserves that when you could end the relationship that clearly isn't what you want if you can sleep around....

nonmember avatar betty blossom

My former sister-in-law, a really lovely person, once told me that after husband no. 2 she realized she just was attracted to the wrong types of men. After much counseling, she figured her issues out, and number 3 is a dream and a keeper. So Kat, get some professional counseling and stay single until you "graduate." You can't change what you don't own. Good luck!

Wallow Mire

The whole time she was with Steve-O… and Nikki Sixx… and Jesse James… and Deadmau5… she was writing cryptic tweets about Ville Valo. Is it any wonder that none of them wanted to keep her? That is emotional cheating. According to Steve-O she slept with Valo and several other men while she was still MARRIED to Oliver Peck, so I don't understand where she gets off complaining about being cheated on. As so far as her tantrum over mau5 revealing things on his fb blog, well, let us not forget that she outed herself (without Valo's consent) as the Screamworks muse… on her fb blog. This chick is full of hypocrisy.

Christine Morrow

Honestly, with how adicted she is to work of any kind is it any wonder her relationships dont work out? most men dont like being put on hold for anything, there are a few out there who will understand and love her reguardless, but they are hard to find, i wish her luck and love and hope someday she finds the right one.

nonmember avatar Penny

OMG Jessie James is a aging joke 2 beautiful women he's had in his life. And it can't possibly be for money they are both powerful women. Ewe is all I have to say. Time for hair plugs for Jessie old man river lol

nonmember avatar Mary

I watched LA Ink and Roy Orbison's son really grew on me. He seemed to treat her well and really value her. I was actually sad when they broke up. I just started watching this year though so I'm a little behind. Lol!

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