The Hollywood couple’s union was rocked earlier this month (Mar10) after tattoo model Michelle McGee went public with claims she romanced the married reality star for 11 months, including a period when Bullock was shooting The Blind Side on location.
A string of other women have since come forward with allegations of affairs with James.
The TV mechanic has not admitted to cheating on his wife, but broke his silence on 18 March (10) to apologise to Bullock for the “pain and embarrassment” caused.
The actress, who walked out on James after the scandal broke, is reportedly preparing to file for divorce – but he’s now seeking professional treatment in a last-ditch effort to save their relationship.
His representative tells People.com, “Jesse checked himself into a treatment facility to deal with personal issues. He realised that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage.”
TMZ.com claims that James has checked into the Sierra Tucson facility in Tucson, Arizona which specialises in drug, alcohol and sex addiction.
The news comes just hours after James was shamed by the online leak of a photo in which he poses as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
In the shot, taken before he wed Bullock, tattooed James dons a military cap, stares menacingly into the camera and raises one arm in the air to give the Nazi salute, while mocking Hitler’s infamous moustache with the fingers of the other hand.
And the release of the damning photo could not have come at a worst time for James – at the beginning of the Jewish Passover.
Millions of Jews were victims of Hitler’s Holocaust during World War Two in the 1940s.