Of all the highly publicized Hollywood divorces (and there are many), one of the most memorable is still the split between Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
Of all the highly publicized Hollywood divorces (and there are many), one of the most memorable is still the split between Sandra Bullock and West Coast Choppers founder Jesse James. After four years of marriage, the couple split after James cheated on the actress.
Now, he's owning up about it to The Daily Mail. "Yeah, I did cheat on my wife, yeah, I stood up and took accountability for it and apologized. And that's end of story," James told The Daily Mail. As to why he did it: "In general, both women and men cheat. It's part of life."
Obviously, both women and men do cheat. Actually, one 2011 study from the University of Indiana found that women are nearly just as likely as men to cheat on their partners. Researchers found that 23 percent of men and 19 percent of women copped to infidelity in their current relationship.
A 2016 survey of 1,000 Americans over age 18, conducted by YouGov, revealed strikingly similar data: Roughly one in five people surveyed admitted to cheating on his or her partner.
But if those stats are true, roughly 80 percent of men and women aren't cheating in their current relationship. So James isn't quite right claiming that infidelity is just something that happens to everyone as "part of life."
The bottom line here: You probably shouldn't assume that cheating is given in your relationship. (Unless you're with Jesse James, apparently.)