A friend and former nanny for Michelle “Bombshell” McGee has exclusively told RadarOnline.com that the tattoo covered stripper was “a compulsive liar” who longed to be famous long before she allegedly bedded Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James.
Lisa Ward says her friendship with McGee blossomed after the two tattoo-loving women attended a skinhead ‘Oi’ concert in Atlanta a decade ago.
The pair stayed in touch, and when McGee moved to Murrieta in California with her husband Shane Modica, the couple invited Ward to stay with them to help them look after their son Elijah.
Lisa told RadarOnline.com: “It was funny, the first time I met Michelle she called herself ‘Blue’and had blonde hair.
“We both liked tattoos, hairdressing and the same kind of music plus we had always got on pretty well, so, when she asked me to help them I said ‘yes’.
“Michelle was working as a hairdresser in San Diego while Shane was earning money by doing tattoos.
“They had a really nice modern style new home in Murrieta and I used to take Elijah to school and look after him while they both worked.
“Although Elijah was not Shane’s child, they treated him as if he was there own son and Michelle was a good mom.
“But as time went on, Michelle kept telling me these weird stories that were just not true and I began to doubt her as a person.
“For example, she told me that she had a scar on her leg because she had been shot, when in reality it was caused because she had crashed her Vespa scooter.
“Unfortunately, she had no real sense of reality and would just make stuff-up and acted like a compulsive liar.
“This really annoyed Shane and the two of them would bicker all the time and get into huge shouting matches for no reason although I never saw them being violent.
“Michelle was the type of person who was addicted to drama. If ever we went to a bar she would always pick a fight with somebody for no reason, and then storm-out it because she wanted to be the center of attention.
“She was always a confident person who was naturally very pretty but after she got her boobs done she changed and really started to work her body more. I think her father helped pay for the operation just before she and Shane move to Murrieta
“At that time she was not stripping and I didn’t ever seeing her drinking to excess or doing drugs either.
“But the more I stayed with her I just could not handle the drama and all the lies and bull**** stories she was telling me.
“Sadly, I don’t think Shane really wanted to be with her and I think the reason that she got pregnant the second time was to hold on to that relationship because at her core Michelle is not a very secure person.
“After a few weeks I could no longer put up with all the drama in their house so I decided to leave.”
When the story broke that McGee was the woman who had allegedly slept with Sandra Bullock’s biker husband Jesse James, her former pal - who is now a married mom - was not that surprised.
And she has revealed that McGee had been interested in the White Supremacy scene and had inked tattoos to signify this in the past.
She added: “Michelle was interested in all of that stuff when she was younger but it was not as if she was dragging people off the streets and beating them up or anything like that.
“She had the number ‘8’ inked on the back of each of her legs and ‘88’ is supposed to signify ‘HH’ or ‘Heil Hitler!’ for the white supremacists.
“When I saw the new photographs of Michelle I could not believe she had put tattoos on her face because she was so pretty.
“She always wanted to be famous and I’m sure she used her sexuality to lure Jesse James – she always new how to work it for men.
“If I was to describe the Michelle McGee I knew I would say she was narcissistic, insecure and a liar – she would just constantly make things up. It was as if she could not help herself at times.
“And I think that Jesse James was a fool to get involved with her especially when he was married – but he was divorced twice before and once to a porn star, so, I don’t know if I have too much sympathy for Sandra Bullock either.”