His marriage to Bullock is reportedly in trouble after a tattoo model named Michelle "Bombshell" McGee claimed to have carried on an 11-month affair with him.
The West Coast Choppers CEO and former host of the series "Monster Garage" was previously married to a porn star and appeared on the second season of "Celebrity Apprentice."
Prior to marrying Bullock in 2005, James was married to adult film star Janine Lindemulder, with whom he had a daughter, Sunny. In October 2009, after Lindemulder was released from prison after serving time for tax evasion, she sought to regain custody of their daughter. He sought and won the right to retain full guardianship, citing fear of the environment in which his daughter would be placed if she returned to his ex-wife.
He also has two other children from his first marriage to Karla James.
During his stint on "Celebrity Apprentice," James got into a dustup with fellow contestant Dennis Rodman, after James called him an alcoholic. Rodman fired back that James was a drunk and James admitted he was in a 12-step program.
James refused to talk about Bullock on the show and refused to use her connections to raise money.
Tasks on the program usually involved staging some kind of event and calling on your connections to come down and give money to charity. James was always worst fundraiser and when Trump would needle him about Bullock he insisted he would not "use" his wife for her connections. Because he worked hard and was personable he lasted until the next to last session - usually it is lack of fundraising or lack of work that gets you fired, and, in the end, he was fired for not raising enough money.
James is currently the host of Spike TV's "Jesse James is a Dead Man," which features him performing death-defying stunts.