Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nikki - 6, Orbi - 0

Pink reader Amanda gave me the head's up that Kat Von D, from TLC's Miami Ink, has just updated her official My Space profile with a new blog that explains, in her own words, what has been going on in her life recently. Basically, she posted the blog to answer questions about her break up from Whitestarr drummer (and son of the late Roy Orbison) Alex "Orbi" Orbison and her new realtionship with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx ... which, you may recall, was something that I was wondering about myself. Here is the full text of Kat's latest blogpost entitled NIKKI and I:


I know some of you have been extra curious about what is going on in my personal love life, and I knew when I signed up to do LA Ink, that this was one of the things that naturally comes with the job.

Honestly, I'm flattered that a lot of you are always very conscious and concerned of all that is going on in my life, based on what you see on the show, but the REALITY of the matter is, what you guys get to see on each episode is often times filmed months in advance, giving them time to edit and put on air. It's not on purpose, it's just that in the "TV world", these things can take time.

I try my hardest to fill everyone in on what's goin on, especially here on MySpace, since I feel a pretty strong connection to those of you who have become my friends here over the past few years, and have faithfully supported me... through some pretty tough times i might add!

At the same time, it's hard to balance my constant tattooing schedule, my family life, running the shop, filming the show and all the hard work that comes with that, let alone my personal life.... BUT! i am in no way complaining, and am 100% confident I can and AM handling it the best way I know how.

With that said, I apologize for the mass confusion that the end of my relationship with Orbi has caused. We broke up a while ago, and definitely before Nikki and I started dating. I know it's hard to understand these things when the episodes that have been airing recently, have scenes with Orbi and I, before we mutually decided best for us to part as a couple.

The rumors that come with the decision to have my life documented on television are totally expected, and all I can do is treat them as just that.. rumors. I know that my true friends and fans all know what I'm about, and for those who choose to feed into the gossip, well... thats just their choice, but thats not gonna put a dent in my happiness, thats for sure!

BOTTOM LINE... Break ups are rarely an easy thing to go through. From what I've personally gone through, people always end up getting hurt. Whether their egos are hurt, or their heart -- it's never a pleasant feeling, and all you can do is send them off into the world with LOVE, and hope that they'll eventually come to the conclusion that things happen for a reason, and will most likely open a totally positive new chapter in life.

So, as "non-juicy" as this blog may be, that's it. Nikki's been my friend before I met Orbi, remained that way during our relationship, and didn’t unexpectedly turn into something more, until after Orbi and I had already split.

Everyone's entitled to their opinions, this I know -- but without sounding like an asshole, some people need to chill the fuck out and learn to be happy for others! No point in exhausting yourself with all that bad energy..

ON THAT NOTE! I am truly happy with Nikki, and the feeling's mutual.. Nothing feels more amazing then making a connection so deep with someone who understands you, inspires you, supports you, and truly loves you AND what you do.

Again, I wanna thank everyone who wished me a great birthday... I must admit, this was the best birthday I've had yet!!

Yours Truly,


Nikki Sixx is also blogging about their relationship on his My Space blog, here's an excerpt from his latest post:

AND YES, KAT AND MYSELF ARE TOGETHER.YES WE'VE BEEN "JUST" FRIENDS SINCE LAST SUMMER .SHE WAS GOING THRU A BRUTAL DIVORCE (AS WAS I)) AND WE WERE FRIENDS, ALONG THE WAY,SHE MET A GREAT GUY (ORBI) AND WE WERE FRIENDS THRU THAT TOO, THEY BROKE UP AND WE WERE STILL "JUST "FRIENDS... IVE NEVER HAD A FRIEND BECOME THE GIRL.YES IT CAUGHT US BOTH BY SURPRISE, AS IM SURE SOME OF YOU.ITS UNDERSTANDABLE, ON HER TV SHOW, SHE IS STILL IN A RELATIONSHIP ((WELCOME TO TV...ITS NOT LIVE)), POINT BEING, WE UNDERSTAND THAT SOME OF YOU DON'T, ITS COOL…WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE ARE VERY VERY HAPPY TOGETHER ... I HOPE IT SHOWS IN OUR ART AND MUSIC. ...NOTHING IS BETTER FOR ARTISTS THAN COMPLETE CONNECTION... ...OH ONE LAST THING, WHEN I FELT MYSELF FALLING FOR HER, SHE WAS ALL WALLS AND BARIGADES,AN INVISIBLE BODYGUARD ON CALL EVERYTIME I EVEN TRIED TO ALLUDE TO OR USE THE EVIL SMIRK TO GET CLOSER TO HER HEART.....SO IF YOU THINK BAD OF ANYONE, LET IT BE ME ...

As I mentioned before, Orbi seems to have a different take on his break-up with Kat from the tone of THIS blogpost on his My Space profile but, in the end, Kat is right -- break-ups suck. In the end, I'm sure things will work out for the best for everyone because life has to go on. To be honest, I think Kat Von D and Nikki Sixx look like a better match but that assessment is based on absolutely nothing other than looks ... which, in Hollywood, is the way things operate. I am a fan of LA Ink and I hope the show comes back for another season ... I love seeing all the tattoo work that is done on the show but, you know, the extraneous drama ain't so bad either ;) [Source, thanks Amanda and Mandy]