Jesse James: Awarded Sole Gaurdianship of Sunny

Posted Wednesday July 27, 2011 1:00 PM GMT

While his love life has hit a rough patch as of late, Jesse James does have one thing to celebrate - winning sole custody of his daughter.

Just days after he confirmed his split from fiancee Kat Von D, a California judge awarded the 42-year-old absolute guardianship of his 7-year-old daughter, Sunny.

The decision comes after years of battling with his ex - and mother to Sunny - Janine Lindenmulder, of which his attorney John Schilling, tells People, "Jesse feels vindicated. This is what he's been claiming all along, that Janine needs therapy."

According to the court order, if Lindemulder chooses to relocate to the Lone Star State to be closer to her daughter, she must check-in to inpatient rehab - however, if she remains in her current locale on California, she'll be granted monitored visits.

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