Sandra Bullock‘s ex husband Jesse James and tattoo artist turned TV personality Kat Von D sparked rumors of a kindling romance over the weekend after the pair were spotted enjoying dinner in Las Vegas Saturday night (Aug 14). However, Kat Von D’s rep is squashing those rumors, saying that the two are “just friends.”

Check out the statement (and details of their weekend outings) below:

“They did have dinner, but they are just friends,” says the rep, adding that the LA Ink star, 28, and James, 41, first met “a while ago” since both of their shows are on TLC. “They’ve always remained good friends,” says her rep. “There is no romance there with Jesse.”

The tattooed twosome were spotted dining at Palm Casino Resort’s N9NE and holding hands Saturday night but the outing, according to the rep, was “just good friends catching up. She’s been seen holding hands with friends before.”

On Sunday, the two visited Bodies … The Exhibition at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, where they continued to hold hands and acted “very affectionate,” a source says. The two discreetly toured the exhibit together, but James continued into another gallery, avoiding the cameras as a staff member asked the LA Ink star to take a picture.

James’s divorce from Sandra Bullock was finalized in June. Kat Von D has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who does make an appearance this season on LA Ink.

Source: People.com

Just friends huh? We’ll see…

Sidenote: Jesse sure does have a “thing” with tatoo’d women! We wonder if Sandra Bullock had any “hidden” tattoos somewhere special, hehe…