Their very public declarations of love have signalled their commitment to one another.
And now Jesse James and Kat Von D have decided to make it official – by announcing their engagement.
"You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong," Jesse said in a statement to People magazine.
"This is one of those times. 2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend.
"An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs…
"My love for her is beyond description. So honoured that she said 'yes'. Growing old with her is going to be a f----n' blast."
Jesse, 41, and tattoo artist Kat, 28, started dating last summer following the collapse of his marriage to Sandra Bullock.
Their divorce was finalised last June.
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