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Some fall in love at first sight, but for Kat Von D it took a bit longer to realize that Jesse James was "the one" for her. She arrived hand-in-hand with the newly single bachelor to her Wonderland gallery opening on Thursday in West Hollywood, CA.
She told People how they evolved into more than just friends, saying, "It was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe I haven't spent this much time with you the entire time I've known you.' Now I'm just embracing it and enjoying it."
Kat sees a future with Jesse, sharing, "I believe he is [my soul mate] ... "Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend. I don't hang out with anybody unless I am in love." They have found common ground in playing games like Scrabble and relishing in one another's "nerdy" sides.
The motorcycle guru was a bit more coy about their romance, simply replying, "yes" he's happy and he likes "everything" about Kat. In the aftermath of a cheating scandal, Jesse and Sandra Bullock's divorce was finalized in June.