Jesse James and Kat Von D Engaged

Jesse James and Kat Von D Engaged

Jesse James and Los Angeles tattoo artist Kat Von D are engaged.

Their shocking announcement comes just nine months after the tumultuous break-up of his marriage to America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock after his string of infidelities was revealed.

People's Suzanne Zuckerman tells INSIDE EDITION, "He's over the moon in love with Kat and the feeling seems to be mutual."

Incredibly, James tells People the period of turmoil following the break-up was "the best year of my life."

He said LA Ink star Kat Von D "stood behind me when the world turned their backs."

In what sounds like a swipe at Bullock he said, "I have never met anyone so kind and loving and committed to making the world a better place."

"Jesse does not mention Sandra specifically, and he does not mention his divorce specifically," notes Zuckerman.

James, 41, and the 28-year-old Von D have made no secret of their romance, which began last summer. They have been seen walking around Hollywood holding hands.

They also tweet regularly about their love. On January 13th, James tweeted: They say True love will always shine through. The only reason I started Twitter again? so I could publicly profess my love for @thekatvond.

Von D tweeted to James, @FreeJesseJames Well, it feels like eternity to me.. What are we gonna do? I'm not a Stage-Five-Clinger, but I need you around me, babe.

Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock was solo on the red carpet at the January 16th Golden Globes. The only man in her life right now is her adorable baby Louis.