“The easy [put-down] is like, ‘Oh well, you cheated on Sandra Bullock.’ That's the world's easiest comeback,” he said. “You learn what's important – that that whole fame thing is not really …It's meaningless when your quality of life goes to zero.”After his split from Bullock, James decided to make a permanent move to Austin, where he and Bullock had a home.
"They could've, like -- they knew that stuff wasn't true ... I'm grateful that I'm here, blessed to have what I have. If you end up in a place where you can look back and go, 'It happened, but I'm so lucky to be sitting where I am sitting ....
It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way." "I made mistakes and did stuff that I shouldn't have," he further admits.
"I handled the situation not the way I should have, and you know what?
Married in 2013, the two met at the track while James was taking in some NHRA action and discussing his trophy truck with De Joria.“He’s come to every single race ever since we’ve met,” De Joria admitted after the event.
“[Jesse] knows everything about a motor, he gets along with the guys and now he’s like a full-on part of the team.”Time and performance are the two main factors in getting the Nitro Funny Car ready for the next heat, so De Joria’s crew proceeds quickly and carefully, moving like a well-oiled machine.