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Guess Jesse James and Sandra Bullock aren't exchanging Christmas cards this year.

On Monday, the motorcycle mogul made his return to reality TV on "American Chopper: The Build-Off" -- and he made sure to reference Bullock, his third wife, whom he divorced in 2010 after five years.

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In an apparent apology to fans for losing touch with himself, James, 42, quipped, "I became a big shot and married some Hollywood actress and didn’t talk to anybody anymore, so I feel bad. ... I feel obligated to reconnect with all these people and show 'em that I'm still the same fabricator motorcycle guy. I'm not what I became."

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Of course, James and Bullock, 47, called it quits largely due to his affair with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and several other women. He rebounded in August 2010 with Kat von D -- to whom he became engaged (twice!) before they broke up for good earlier this year.

Von D later revealed that James cheated on her with 19 women.

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Except for close platonic pal Ryan Reynolds, Bullock hasn't yet stepped out with a new guy -- except for Louis Bardo, her little boy, whom she adopted nearly two years ago.


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