Updated after the jump: He even Tweets for her in Spanish!
Forget those Motley Crüe "Starry Eyes" Kat Von D got tatted down the side of her face in a lovey stupor, leading her straight into the arms of bass player Nikki Sixx. The pin-up centerpiece of "L.A. Ink" is onto a new scowling bad boy to headline her personal/public life -- and he's no virgin either. (Maybe this is why Sandra was sporting those funeral bangs at the Golden Globes last weekend?)
In a cover story from May 2008, "Kat Von D: Ink Stained," we detailed at least three of the tattoo artist's former husbands/boyfriends/boy toys... She's got quite a little black book.
Now, the most famous she-inker in all the land tells People Magazine, "There is no one else for me. He's the one." And she's got a ring to prove it!
Wait. That woozy declaration sounds strangely familiar. From the Weekly piece:
You'd think she'd be gun-shy after going through a breakup on TV, but Kat continues to be candid about love and life in general. She calls Sixx her match in every way (talk about fate -- the stars on her face were inspired by the Crüe's "Starry Eyes"). She doesn't count out the possibility that we'll see him on the show next season either. "I'm going to let things happen organically," she says.
James' divorce was somehow even more public than all Von D's breakups -- who can forget those disturbing pictures of the nazi angel from hell that was his mistress (even KTLA couldn't resist a piece of the action). Come on -- her name was freaking Bombshell McGee.
At least James' latest fiancee can rest assured she's more his type, right? And he's bubbling over with her praises:
"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 honored that she said 'yes.' Growing old with her is going to be a f----n' blast!"
So... trying to remember why we care... seeing as Von D's one of the main reasons the Sunset Strip is still bad-ass, we're hoping this doesn't mean a move to Texas. Better yet, how about James hauls his hick ass up here, so we can blog about their every last lover's quarrel! We'll see, Von D told People:
Asked if she will move from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, to be with her fiancé, Von D replied, "If only it were that easy. Having two places we call home will be good for now. In the end, home is where the heart is, and my heart's with him."
Aww. Congratulations, or whatever.
Update: If you thought those People quotes were mushy, wait until you see the cheese-ladled love professions James has blasted to the world over Twitter since their engagement (Von D's from Mexico, with Argentine roots):
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His Spanish is shaky, but cute all the same. And at least, all the way from Texas, he has a better excuse than Hugh Hefner and his latest betrothed bombshell, who mostly just Tweet on their iPads while sitting across from each other in the living room.
Originally posted at 10:20 a.m.