The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

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The irresistible draw of charmers with a colourful past

She was America's silver screen sweetheart; he was a heavily-tattooed divorced motorcycle customiser. But when Sandra Bullock set eyes on Jesse James something clicked.

The unlikely couple were married on July 16, 2005, and seemed to have an idyllic life together.

In the run-up to her 2010 Oscars win smitten Sandra talked openly about her love for her husband of nearly five years.

But eight days later, the pair – seemingly one of Hollywood's strongest unions – were rocked by revelations Jesse has been unfaithful with a tattoo model.

Several other women then came forward, and in April 2010, the beautiful actress filed for divorce (finalised on June 28 2010).

Jesse is currently engaged to marry tattoo artist Kat Von D, who he describes as his "best friend"