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So much for being "just friends." After weeks of laying low, Kat Von D and Jesse James decided to go very public with their new relationship Thursday night, when the LA Ink star and Sandra Bullock's ex appeared together at the opening of her Wonderland gallery in West Hollywood.
"Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend," Von D told People.com. "I don't hang out with anybody unless I am in love."
The tattoo maven continued to gush about their new relationship, saying she believes James is "The One" and realized he was perfect for her while...they were playing board games?
"Was it when we were playing Scrabble? I don't remember. But it was something like that – when we both realized how nerdy we were," she said.
Though James' name has been dragged through the mud recently -- since he admitted to cheating on Bullock with multiple women while they were married -- Von D says she's not letting the past put a damper on her new relationship.
"I stayed away from that as much as possible, and when we connected recently, it was such a positive thing," she says. "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."
As for James' feeling on the new relationship, well, he simply said he's happy with his new love. When asked what he likes most about Von D, he replied, "Everything."
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