Jesse James creating a new life
“I always felt out of place my whole life,” says James
It’s been just over a year since an affair cost him his marriage to Sandra Bullock and fallout from the scandal upended his world. “Everything got ripped to shreds,” Jesse James tells in a candid interview, speaking from his home outside of Austin, Texas. “I was at my breaking point.”
A 30-day stint at Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona not only helped James, 42, cope at the height of the crisis but, as he writes in a new memoir, American Outlaw, it also shed light on his abusive childhood and turbulent life marked by anger and shame.
He’s now telling the people, that he’s ready for a new start…
One topic too painful to include in the memoir? Louis, the adopted son James and Bullock had been raising together in secret before the scandal broke. “Talking about Louis almost felt too intimate,” says James. “He is so sweet and I miss him.”