By Kate Ward
January 20, 2011 at 05:42 PM EST

Image Credit: Gary Miller/FilmMagic.comA match made in reality heaven? Jesse James and Kat Von D are engaged, People reports. The Monster Garage and the L.A. Ink stars began dating last summer; James’ divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized in June 2010. “You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong. 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,” James told People. “I have never met anyone so kind and loving and committed to making the world a better place every day. My love for her is beyond description. So honored that she said ‘yes.’ Growing old with her is going to be a f—–‘ blast!” James came under fire last year for his infidelity after a very public split from Bullock.

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