Whatever Happened To The Nurse From Blink-182's Music Video?

Before starring in Blink-182's video for "What's My Age Again?" or making an appearance in skin-tight nursing scrubs on the front cover of the band's 1999 album "Enema of the State" (via Insider), Janine Lindemulder had been a model and adult actress for over a decade. In fact, she was a "one-time softball star with college scholarship offers," as The Wrap reports, and found her way into modeling through an ad. Lindemulder promptly made her modeling debut for Penthouse magazine in 1987 as the Pet of the Month, being featured several more times in the magazine over the span of 10 years.

In 1988, Lindemuilder starred in "Moving Target" with Linda Blair (via IMDb). She subsequently appeared in several other films in the late 1980s before graduating to adult films. In the late 1990s, Blink-182 famously tapped her for the iconic album art. Furthermore, she played the wife of a camp director in the 1997 Howard Stern film "Private Parts." She has also appeared on Stern's radio show as a featured guest (as seen on YouTube). Besides her career in the adult film industry, The Wrap states that she was also once an exotic dancer. But what happened to Lindemulder after she landed a spot in countless teenagers' CD collections? As Life & Style explains, her life has been full of ups and downs.

Motherhood calls

Shortly after her music video debut, Janine Lindemulder announced in 1999 that she would be parting with the adult film industry to pursue her dreams of being a kindergarten teacher (via Life & Style). She also mentioned that she wanted to focus on raising her son. Ultimate Classic Rock writes that a sex tape featuring Lindemulder with Mötley Crüe rocker Vince Neil was also released in 1999. Needless to say, her retirement from the industry was short-lived, as she made a comeback in 2004. She subsequently appeared in several other award-winning adult films throughout the 2000s, including one with famed adult star Jenna Jameson.

Lindemulder also heard wedding bells after her iconic album cover appearance, tying the knot with West Coast Choppers founder Jesse James in 2002. The pair had one daughter together, Sunny (per Us Weekly). However, their marriage was brief. According to Life & Style, James accused Lindemulder of domestic abuse. According to court documents, James stated that in one 2003 incident (per Life & Style), "She [Lindemulder] began screaming and yelling at me ... and punching me. She punched me in the face several times." Lindemulder landed in prison for the assault, and James filed a temporary restraining order against her. Moreover, James alleged that Lindemulder had tried to run him over (via Contactmusic). 

Life & Style states that the pair eventually divorced in 2004. But this was only the beginning of her legal issues — ABC News notes that she later became embroiled in a custody battle with James.

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Janine Lindemulder's custody woes

In 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported that Janine Lindemulder was sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion. According to ABC News, Jesse James and his then-wife actress Sandra Bullock raised Sunny while Lindemulder was locked up. However, once she was released, Lindemulder wanted custody, and the fight between her, James, and Bullock got ugly. In 2009, Lindemulder told ABC News, "What would give her [Bullock] the right to take away my daughter?" She added, "You know, this is my daughter. I am the best mother I can be." James, on the other hand, alleged that Lindemulder was an unfit parent who was unable to financially provide.

TMZ states that James presented emails as proof of this. In these documents, Lindemulder allegedly admits to using drugs and engaging in sex work. In 2010, James and Bullock divorced (via Insider). Much to Lindemulder's dismay, James decided to move to Austin, Texas, with their daughter Sunny. He reportedly wanted to live near Bullock, whom Sunny had a close relationship with (per ABC News). In court documents, Today writes that Lindemulder revealed that the move had negatively affected her relationship with her young daughter, who was then 6. Lindemulder stated that she had gone days without talking to her daughter, amongst other things. The actress also blamed James for the estranged relationship.

Shortly after, James received full custody of Sunny, per Us Weekly. She was arrested near Austin in January 2011 for harassing James (via MySA). Another article from TMZ explains that Lindemulder also moved to Texas. In July of that year, she was once again arrested for harassing James.

Where is she now?

Since her harassment arrests, HuffPost states that Janine Lindemulder has publicly stayed out of trouble. However, it's unknown what relationship she currently has, if any, with her daughter Sunny. The same cannot be said for Sunny and her former stepmother. Despite the move to Austin, Us Weekly wrote in 2011 that Sunny and Sandra Bullock no longer spoke to each other. Of this, Lindemulder said, "I don't bear any grudges against Sandra." She added, "She has her own son to raise."

Per her social media, Lindemulder moved to the Oregon Coast after getting out of prison and seems to be doing well — most notably posting adorable photos of her dog in a hammock. According to her Twitter page, Lindemulder is currently active on OnlyFans. Complex explains that this is a social media site where users can sell adult content — including videos and photos — via a subscription paid by individuals who want access to it. IMDb states that her last adult film credit was from 2011.

In 2022, the San Diego Reader reported that Blink-182 is planning to put Lindemulder on the cover of their latest unnamed album. This news came days after the band announced their reunion (per NPR). Drummer Travis Barker explained (via the San Diego Reader), "That, combined with Hoppus' health scare, got us thinking about Nurse Janine [Lindemulder] from 'Enema of the State.' We looked her up, and it turns out she's still doing her thing just like we're still doing ours. Putting her on the cover of our latest just made sense."