How many of you will know who I’m talking about when I say “Jeremy Meeks”? Would it help if I told you that he was the “hot felon” who made headlines everywhere after his mugshot made its rounds on social media?
Things took a turn for the worst in his marriage in June of this year, details of which were exclusively shared in an interview this past week. Melissa Meeks, Jeremy’s wife, finally opened up to Inside Edition’s Jim Moret about their divorce and how she dealt with his rising fame.
Melissa told Moret that once Jeremy’s mugshot began circulating, he was getting attention from everyone. Soon modeling agencies were approaching him, an offer he took after he was freed in 2016 for possession of a firearm.
Once Jeremy began making a name for himself, Melissa was confronted with photos of he and another woman.
Jeremy was caught kissing British heiress, Chloe Green, on a yacht in June 2017. He filed for legal separation from Melissa the following month.
The duo had been married for about eight years.
On his Instagram page, he posted a photo of him on the same yacht he was with Chloe on, but Chloe wasn’t in the picture.
When Jeremy’s fame began to rise, Melissa admitted in the interview that the thought of losing him to the high life was a concern for her.
“You’ve heard stories. You’ve seen stuff happen,” she told Moret.
When the photos of Jeremy and Chloe first hit the internet, Melissa said that she was shocked at what she saw. “I didn’t know what to think. I was hoping it wasn’t true.” Despite the reality of his affair, Melissa added that she still loves the father of their three kids.
Chloe and Jeremy are still together and upload photos together on their social media profiles.