Jesse James and Kat Von D had a "fairytale love story".

The motorcycle entrepreneur - who was married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock for five years until 2010 - and the Tattoo artist called off their engagement earlier this month but Gil Lopez, executive producer for Kat's show 'L.A. Ink' believes the pair were madly in love and says they managed to capture the good times on camera for TV viewers.

He said: "She's bumming. They were both in love. There was the unfortunate distance that tears things apart but she really tried and gave it all. She really committed to it. Like anybody, if you're going to go on an eight or nine month Journey and fully commit to someone, when it ends, it's tough. She's got a great attitude.

"We were really able to document what to all of us involved in the story is a fairy tale love story. We really got full access from the moment they got engaged [in January 2011] and how Jesse asked her father and how he proposed, to all the way through her looking for wedding dresses, talks to designers about wedding dresses. She was in love, madly in love."

Gil revealed Kat, 29 - who was so sure Jesse was the one she had a tattoo of his face inked on her body - was even choosing wedding locations as she couldn't wait to marry 42-year-old Jesse.

He added to "She designed a wedding dress. She asked her clothing designers to help her design a wedding dress. We get the wedding story. She goes down to Baja and she and Jesse talk about this being the location they want to get married in."