Controversial Reality Star Jesse James Returns to TV With Reboot of ‘Monster Garage’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jesse James

Jesse James is returning to tv. On Feb. 24, Discovery Channel introduced a brand new season of Monster Garage starring the truth TV star and motorbike customizer — the primary in 14 years. The present will premiere later in 2020. 

“It’s loopy to assume my relationship with Discovery Channel began precisely 20 years in the past. After all this time I’m nonetheless excited to step into the Monster Garage,” James stated in an announcement. “Excited to work hard and push the limits again. Showing people what you can do with teamwork, skills, and a refusal to quit.”

Jesse James has ‘more tricks up his sleeve’ 

Jesse James
Jesse James | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Monster Garage aired on the Discovery Channel from 2002 to 2006. 

“Jesse James is one of a kind – his builds are incredible; challenging on all fronts, but more than worth it in the end,”  stated Nancy Daniels, chief model officer, Discovery & Factual, stated in an announcement. “He is bringing again Monster Garage to his Discovery residence after 14 years with much more methods up his sleeve. We are so wanting ahead to spotlighting his extraordinary skills on Motor Mondays.”

In the years since Monster Garage ended, James has enhanced his expertise in blacksmithing and metalworking, in line with Discovery. Those skills shall be on show within the new season, alongside along with his upgraded storage and cutting-edge know-how.   

Since his first present led to 2006, James has starred in two different short-lived actuality sequence, together with Jesse James: Outlaw Garage and Jesse James Is a Dead Man. 

James was married to Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James | Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NAACP

While James is finest recognized for his work as a motorbike customizer and TV persona, he’s additionally attracted controversy. 

From 2005 to 2010, James was married to actress Sandra Bullock. But their relationship ended abruptly after he cheated on her — although they have been within the means of adopting a baby collectively.

While he apologized on the time for his actions, his later perspective appeared much less contrite.

“Yeah, I did cheat on my wife, yeah,” James instructed the Daily Mail in 2017. “I stood up and took accountability for it and apologized. And that’s end of story … In general, both women and men cheat. It’s part of life.”

A controversial photograph

Breaking the guts of America’s Sweetheart would have been sufficient to rattling James within the eyes of many. But as additional particulars about his non-public life emerged, his status took one other hit. 

James cheated on Bullock with tattoo mannequin Michelle McGee. Soon after information of the affair grew to become public, she was seen carrying an SS armband in a Nazi-themed photograph shoot. Then, a picture of James carrying an SS cap and performing a Nazi salute emerged. His lawyer stated the hat had been given to James as a gag reward by his Jewish godfather. His mates denied he was anti-Semitic.

“I could tell by the look on my face it was a joke that was funny then, probably for a minute, but then looking at it in the context of now and in my life, it’s not funny,” James laer instructed ABC News. “There’s not a racist bone in my body.”

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