Jesse James and Kat Von D
Jesse James and Kat Von D have called off their engagement, People reports.
"I'm so sad because I really love her," James tells the magazine. "The distance between us was just too much."
Jesse James and Kat Von D are engaged
The couple had been commuting between Austin, Texas, where James lives, and Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her show L.A. Ink
. Von D confirmed the split on Twitter early Tuesday."I am no longer w Jesse and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats [sic] all the info I'd like to share," she wrote
. "Thanks for respecting that."
Kat Von D on relationship with Jesse James: "I'm in love"
The pair started dating last summer, shortly after the motorcycle builder's cheating scandal that led to his divorce from Sandra Bullock
. Ironically, James moved to Austin from L.A. so his kids from his previous relationships could be closer to Bullock and he to her son, Louis.James and Von D got engaged in January and were planning a summer wedding around their one-year anniversary.