Following the media storm that followed the revelations of tattooed model Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee Thursday that she had had an affair with Jesse James, actress Sandra Bullock’s husband, the reality show star issued a public apology through People magazine.Â Although he skirtsed around admitting to an actual affair between himself and Michelle McGee (or anyone else, for that matter), Jesse James apologized for and took the blame for the “whole situation.”Â Â James also stated that many of the allegations were not to be believed.
Â “The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded,” he told People.Â He also said he would not dignify private matters with public responses.Â
He then went on to apologize to his wife, Sandra Bullock, and his three children.Â “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.
“This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
Michelle ‘Bombshell’ McGee’s expose in In Touch Weekly magazine about her affair with Jesse James dropped out of the blue on an unsuspecting public and, most likely, his wife as well, even though she seemed to have found out about the alleged affair earlier in the week.Â Sandra Bullock reportedly moved out of the house she shared with Jesse James on Monday.Â Â Â
But there is little doubt that the 45-year-old actress was caught unaware about theÂ alleged affair.Â Sandra Bullock’sÂ words about her husband of five years during interviews she granted throughout the Hollywood awards season (where she successfully took in the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in “The Blind Side”) had been nothing less than glowing.Â She recently told Barbara Walters that it was comforting to know her husband “had [her] back.”Â In her acceptance speeches, she was quick to acknowledge Jesse James’ love and support.
And then Michelle McGee dropped her bombshell…
The stripper/porn star/tattoo model told In Touch Weekly that she didn’t know that Jesse James and Sandra Bullock were still married.Â He intimated that their marriage was nothing less than a publicity sham, that she lived inÂ Texas, and he “couldn’t talk about it.”Â And if the allegations weren’t enough, Michelle McGee claims to have incriminating text messages between herself and James that point directly to sex and a torrid affair.
So Jesse James follows in the footsteps of Tiger Woods and John Edwards, apologizing to their wives andÂ their loved ones for publicly embarrassing them.Â There is the hoped-for forgiveness as well.Â It has become formulaic.Â What isn’t formulaic is the ultimate decision made by the wives.Â It is as yet unclear what Sandra Bullock’s future plans might be or what she intends to do about her marriage.Â She did, however, issue a statement canceling her appearance in London at the premiere of her hit movie “The Blind Side” due to “unforeseen personal problems.”