Sandra Bullock branded her future spouse a "homophobic chauvinist" during their first meeting after being left unimpressed by his tough guy persona. The Miss Congeniality beauty met mechanic and reality TV star Jesse James in 2003 and they wed two years later.
She recalls, "I assumed he was a homophobic chauvinist, a bigot who killed people.
"And later I felt saddened by my assumptions because I wondered how many times had I written off people who truly were real. I finally felt I had a net for the real me."