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LA Ink star Kat Von D trotted out the L-word to describe her new relationship with Sandra Bullock's ex, Jesse James.

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"Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend. I don't hang out with anybody unless I am in love," Von D told People

. So is he the one? "I believe he is, so yeah," she said.James recently finalized his divorce from Bullock after he admitted to cheating on her. But Von D said the former Monster Garage star's previous love troubles didn't worry her.

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"I stayed away from that as much as possible, and when we connected recently, it was such a positive thing," she said. "It was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe I haven't spent this much time with you the entire time I've known you.' Now I'm just embracing it and enjoying it."Reports that the couple were dating began surfacing in early August. Von D tweeted her confirmation on Aug. 18, but then later deleted the post.