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Aug182011

Kat Von D and Jesse James Engaged Again

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Just when distance seemed to tear apart Jesse James and Kat Von D, their love brought them back together.

James, 42, and the LA Ink star, 29, are back together and are engaged again, James told People magazine.

"Sometimes you are only given one chance in life," James told People. "It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her."

James tweeted "para siempre" (or "forever" in Spanish) along with a photo of the two of them together embracing.

Last month, the couple called off their engagement despite their love for each other.

"I'm so sad, because I really love her," James told People in July. "The distance between us was just too much."

James and Von D got engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of their first date, which was just days after James' divorce from Sandra Bullock.

But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James' home outside Austin, Texas, where he lives with his three children, was just too great.

However, TLC canceled Von D's show, LA Ink, Thursday after four seasons, network officials said in a statement.

Von D had a different take on the situation.

"In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen while filming," Von D told People. "Regardless of everything I remain grateful," she tweeted.

The couple's reconciliation comes after a difficult year for Von D. Before they got back together, when it came time for her to promote the new season of Ink, Von D split before a television interview with Good Day LA rather than face questions about James.

Then, in a long, rambling Facebook note, Von D, whose full name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, apologized not for walking out on a "silly morning show interview" but for having a moment of weakness.

"Never planned on walking away from this relationship, let alone the timing of things," Von D wrote. "And as much as I'd like to picture me being this strong, independent woman, the truth is most of the time I'm not as strong as I'd like to be -- but I'm still trying."

While James and Von D are back on, James' trouble with women isn't over.

Janine Lindemulder, James' second wife, was arrested in July on a harassment warrant after reportedly calling James 25 times after he was awarded full custody of their daughter, Sunny.

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