His mother, Susan Palmer, was a prominent fashion and print model, and former owner of the original ITM International Top Models, a modeling agency and training center located in Ottawa.
He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for Coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team (1997 - 2000).
The 46-year-old reality star split with Bullock in April 2010, after several women claimed to have affairs with him while he was still married to the 51-year-old Oscar winner.
James issued a public apology to Bullock at the time, stating, "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me.
"I remember seeing a pack of Hell's Angels blasting by our family car when I was about 6, and they were all riding choppers," James recalls. When he wasn't riding his bike, James proved himself to be a natural tinkerer.
His father remembers, "It didn't matter if it was Legos, a pile of Tonka trucks, or his bikes, you could always find Jesse with everything laid out on the floor, tearing things apart to see if he could make them better in some way."Jesse James attended La Sierra High School in Riverside, California, where he was a star linebacker on the football team.
"Whether that's fair, whether I should've lost a kid due to infidelity -- which I don't think anybody ever does -- but I think with 'Hollywood law,' that's totally fair." "I made mistakes and did stuff that I shouldn't have," he further admits.
"I handled the situation not the way I should have, and you know what?
After completion of his college, he played professionally for the New York Giants of the NFL before spending half of the 2006 season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The 34-year-old convict — sentenced by a Santa Barbara jury to life in prison without parole for organizing the kidnap and murder of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz over a drug debt in 2000 — married Melinda Enos during a small ceremony at Calapatria State Prison on January 19.Hollywood’s crime, five-year stint as a fugitive, and eventual arrest in Brazil have grabbed national headlines on and off for more than a decade, and the events leading up to Markowitz’s death were detailed in the 2006 film an interview Monday afternoon about their recent nuptials. I was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to Oakland about 10 years ago. I sent Jesse a letter in March of last year because I had heard about everything that was going on with his case, and I wanted him to know I was supporting him. My daughter has been very supportive, and I’m looking forward to her meeting Jesse when she gets home from school.I got divorced and lost a kid I adopted because of it." Aside from losing Louis, James says dealing with constant paparazzi at the time was also very difficult. I beat the s**t out of a bunch of them," he claims."Just wait till the night when they didn't see me coming or run their cars off the road. They're trying to make my life miserable and make money off of it, so, I should be entitled to do the same.Palmer was chosen by the New York Giants in the fourth round (125th overall pick) of the 2001 NFL Draft, and he played for the Giants for four seasons from 2001 to 2004.