When Sandra Bullock left LA — and the frenzy surrounding the end of her five-year marriage to Jesse James — to raise her 9-month-old adopted son, Louis, in Austin, Texas, little did she know that 41-year-old Jesse would follow her — along with his first wife, Karla; his mom, Carol; his new girlfriend, Kat Von D; and now Janine Lindemulder, the mother of his youngest child.
“Jesse moved down to Austin as a gesture to Sandra that he still wanted to be in her life, but since that hasn’t been reciprocated, he is shoving his new life in her face,” a source tells In Touch. “The city is not so big that you can avoid all these people,” continues the source.
At least the locals are rallying around the Oscar winner. “Everyone hates Jesse,” an Austin resident, and a former friend of Kat’s, tells In Touch. “Sandra is really respected here, and people don’t want to have anything to do with Jesse.” Adds the source, “This is her town, and she has a lot of friends here. She didn’t want the craziness — that’s why she moved here. But this traveling circus has followed her, thanks to Jesse.”