Kat Von D and Jesse James break up

July 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jesse James and fiancée Kat Von D are calling it quits.

The couple got engaged in January but James told People magazine that the distance between them was too much.

"I'm so sad because I really love her," he told the magazine.

Von D, a tattoo artist and "LA Ink" reality star, wrote about the breakup on her Twitter page Monday night.

"I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that," she tweeted.

KABC-TV LOS ANGELES, CA contributed to this report.