05/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jesse James Hoping For Reconciliation With Sandra Bullock

"He would certainly love for this somehow to go away and that somehow things can be rectified and put back together," the friend says. "The one thing that's most important to him in the whole wide world is that his family comes back together. He will do whatever that takes.

James, 40, the West Coast Choppers motorcycle king, has daughters Chandler, 15, and Sunny, 6, and son Jesse Jr., 12, from two previous marriages. Bullock, 45, has long spoken of her deep love for his kids, whom she treats as her own.

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