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Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James 'seeking help'

Jesse James
James and Bullock met in 2003 before marrying two years later

The husband of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has checked into a treatment facility, according to US reports.

Jesse James, 40, is seeking professional help to "deal with personal issues", his spokesperson told People magazine.

The reality star apologised to his wife and children earlier this month following accusations he had an affair.

It is not clear what type of facility James is staying in.

But US celebrity website TMZ reported that he was staying at the Sierra Tucson clinic in Arizona which specialises in drug, alcohol and sex addiction, as well as other disorders.

"Jesse checked himself into a treatment facility to deal with personal issues," the spokesperson said in a statement.

"He realised that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage."

'Truly very sorry'

Allegations of an affair surfaced at the beginning of March after In Touch magazine published an interview with tattoo model Michelle McGee who claimed to have had an 11-month relationship with James.

She said the relationship took place while Bullock was filming The Blind Side - the role which earned her the best actress Oscar.

Following the allegations, James said in a statement he was "truly very sorry for the grief" he had caused his wife and family.

"There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me," he said.

"This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me."

Bullock, 45, and James met in 2003 before marrying two years later.

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