Jesse James breaks down on TV

Updated: May 21, 2010, 20:09 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock`s estranged husband Jesse James broke down during his first TV interview post the split as he confessed to cheating on his wife.

The motorbike enthusiast said that he became the "most hated man in America" after it emerged that he had cheated on the Oscar award winning actress with multiple women, but accepted his wrongdoing, reported Ace Showbiz online.

During the candid interview with Vicki Mabrey of ABC News `Nightline`, James teared up as he said, "I took a pretty amazing life and amazing success and marriage... and threw it away by my own hands."

The `Monster Garage` presenter, whose marriage with Bullock was ruined after his affair with tattoo model Michelle `Bombshell` McGee hit the headline, also spoke about the time he spent in rehab.

This is the 42-year-old`s first television appearance since news of his adulteries came out in March.

Bullock herself has decided to separate from him following his affair scandal.

`The Blind Side` star filed for divorce on April 23 in Travis County Court in Austin, Texas.

She even finalized the adoption of Louis Bardot Bullock, whom the couple had brought home in January, as a single parent.