The connection between Kat Von D and Jesse James isn’t only skin deep.
“Just because I have tattoos doesn’t mean, ‘Oh, you guys are a perfect match,’ ” the star of TLC’s LA Ink, 28, tells the Kevin & Bean radio show on L.A.’s KROQ-FM. “I think that I’m his type on a different level than people would assume.”
She and James, 41, may be newly involved romantically – Kat admitted they were dating in a short-lived tweet on Wednesday, following a dinner together in Las Vegas on Saturday – but their history goes back a lot further.
“I’ve known Jesse since I was 22, actually. We’ve always been friends, you know?” the tattoo artist said in the Wednesday interview. “He had his show on Discovery, that’s how we met. I was looking for some advice when I first started on Miami Ink.”
“I am a believer that we’re all human and we’re all capable of making mistakes,” she says. “I think if I were to be crucified for my drug addiction three years ago now, it would be hard to live with that. I’m sober now, and it’s awesome. But I have made mistakes, too. I’ve got a lot of respect for Jesse and how he handled it.”