Jesse James and Kat Von D Announce Engagement

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Jesse James (L) and Kat Von D. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.

It might just be a tattooed match in heaven.

Less than a year after news of Jesse James’s infidelity was leaked–which led to his very public split from Sandra Bullock–the biker is making headlines again, though with a more positive spin. After dating tattoo artist Kat Von D since last summer, James has popped the question, telling People that “[m]y love for her is beyond description. So honored that she said ‘yes.'”

(More on TIME.com: Do Tattoos Have Timeless Appeal?)

When the scandal of James and Bullock’s split led to months of tabloid headlines and photos–with most of the world, including NewsFeed, decidedly choosing Team Sandra–James managed to take solace in longtime friend Von D. He’s said that their relationship turned his year, and presumably his life, around: “2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend.”

While James’s reputation was undeniably damaged by his affairs, NewsFeed isn’t so sure that his new relationship is doomed. As much as we love Sandy, Von D seems much more suited to James than Bullock ever did.

For her part, Von D is just as enamored with the biker as he is with her. She told People that, “[t]here is no one else for me. He’s the one.” (via People)

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