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Kat Von D plays stepmom to Jesse James' daughter Sunny

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Kat Von D is wannabe mom

Kat Von D was spotted out and about for the first time with her fiance Jesse James' youngest child, Sunny. How are her stepmom skills?

Kat Von D is wannabe momKat Von D is getting a hands-on education in how to be a mom by acting as stepmother to Sunny James, the daughter of Von D's husband-to-be, bad boy Jesse James.

Recently, the two were spotted out and about together. Sunny has been photographed by the paparazzi before because she was regularly seen out and about with Sandra Bullock, Sunny's stepmother when Bullock was married to James. But after James had multiple affairs with multiple women, strippers among them, Bullock dumped James and Sunny lost a stepmother.

Is Kat Von D, 29, fit for the role?

The tattooed lady and L.A. Ink star was seen checking out a show of Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton's art work at the LA County Museum.

Surely, life hasn't been easy for Sunny so far. Her mother is porn star Janine Lindemulder. Before Bullock and James divorced, Lindemulder was waging a public, acrimonious battle over custody of Sunny, a legal battle that continues today.

Sunny will likely be in attendance at the summer wedding James and Von D have planned.

"That day can't come soon enough!" James, 41, has said of his pending nuptials, his fourth trip down the aisle.

Maybe for James his fourth time reciting his vows will be the charm.

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