London: William Shatner, Sandra Bullock co-star from Miss Congeniality, voiced his sympathy for the actress’ estranged hubby Jesse James.
Bullock left James after a model announced her 11-month affair with the TV mechanic.
The Oscar-winner filed for divorce recently and plans to raise the couple’s newly adopted son Louis, on her own.
Shatner admitted that the publicity created by the scandal has caused a lot of emotional disturbance to James, forcing him to check into a rehab shortly after the news of the divorce broke.
"My heart goes out to Sandra, who I know and love. My heart goes out to (Jesse). I was at their wedding. I know he loved her. That marriage, that wedding was just beautiful,” the Daily Star quoted Shatner as telling The Insider.
"Jesse is being tormented like a matador with a bull. The paparazzi have nothing to lose so they are constantly waving the red flags. He’s in a terrible emotional state. His whole life has been turned upside down. He doesn’t know what he’s doing right now," he added.
Shatner still hopes that Bullock and James will work things out amongst themselves.
He adds, "To me it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that they get back together. (Jesse) made a mistake."