Jeremy Meeks, 33, went from rags to riches in 2014 after his mugshot garnered so much attention that he landed a modeling contract.
Jeremy, best known as the “hot felon” or the “hot mugshot guy,” was formerly a California gang member and landed behind bars on weapons charges. But upon his release, he was snapped up by an agency.
But as he jet-setted around the world, his wife and two children stayed at home. And it wasn’t long before the model’s new glamorous lifestyle caught up with him.
According to earlier reports, Jeremy was recently photographed kissing wealthy Topshop heiress Chloe Green on a yacht while his wife, 38-year-old Melissa Meeks, was under the assumption that he was “working.”
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Green, the daughter of British billionaire Sir Philip Green, even took to Instagram to brag about the new relationship, calling it “just the beginning” — though she later deleted the photo and eventually her account.
The model’s wife was not having it. Melissa told the Daily Mail that she was “humiliated” when she found out about the photos, which were sent to her by a stranger over social media.
The model’s wife said:
“He kept saying, ‘I’m sorry, you didn’t deserve this.’ We talked about divorce. I told him I didn’t think the marriage could be saved. He agreed. The marriage is over.”
Melissa said she “went into shock” and “was nauseated” by the whole situation but that she was mainly concerned for their two young boys. She told the Daily Mail:
“Did either of them think about the children and how this will affect them? They’re the innocent victims in this. And so am I.”
It was initially unclear when the couple planned to move forward with the divorce, but new documents obtained by TMZ indicate it may be sooner rather than later.
After eight years of marriage, Jeremy has reportedly filed documents seeking a legal separation from his wife, according to TMZ.
The date of separation is listed as June 24 — four days before he was spotted kissing Green on the yacht.
Meeks is also allegedly asking for joint physical and legal custody of his biological son, 7-year-old Jeremy Jr. Melissa has another son from a previous relationship.
No word yet on how the model’s wife feels about the most recent filings. But if her most recent comments are any indication, she’s most likely down for the separation.