MELISSA Meeks is the soon-to-be ex-wife of the “world’s hottest felon”, Jeremy Meeks, whose police mugshot went viral before he ditched his life of crime for a modelling career.
Here’s what we know about the mum-of-three who has been separated from from the hot model since he was spotted kissing Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
Who is Melissa Meeks?
The 38-year-old works as a nurse at a juvenile detention centre in Oakland, California.
She’s best known for being married to ex-con-turned-model Jeremy Meeks, who became an internet sensation when his mugshot went viral.
Melissa stood by her man Jeremy as he served a 27-month prison sentence after being arrested in June 2014.
Melissa Meeks has been married to ex-con turned model Jeremy for eight years and he is the father of her youngest child.
Are Melissa and Jeremy Meeks married?
The mum-of-three is said to be heartbroken after pictures of her husband kissing the 26-year-old daughter of Sir Philip Green in Bodrum, Turkey.
She announced her plans to split with Jeremy after seeing the images, and he has now filed for divorce.
She responded to the incriminating shots of her con-turned-model husband with a series of pointed Instagram snaps.
She also posted the message: “Real eyes realise real lies.”
Melissa also made it known her husband had cheated on her just days before her birthday.
It comes as Meeks removed all photos of wife Melissa from his Instagram page.
And the drama didn’t stop there.
She wrote on Instagram: “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.”#
In October 2017, Jeremy opened up divorce proceedings which signals the final demise of their marriage.
Who is Jeremy Meeks?
Jeremy was born in California on February 7, 1984 and shot to viral fame after the Stockton Police Department posted his mugshot on Facebook.
The image racked up a huge 75,000 likes, 20,000 comments and 10,000 shares.
The 33-year-old, who has also been nicknamed The Blue Eyed Bandit and Jail Bae, was charged with gun possession and resisting arrest.
Two days later, his bail was raised to £780,000, and his mum Katherine Angier decided to capitalise on Jeremy’s viral fame – by setting up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his release.
She also insisted that the married dad-of-three‘s gang-related charges stemmed from stereotypes about his tattoos.
Jeremy had previously served a nine-year sentence for grand theft from 2002.
He later told news channel KXTV that he was a gang member and admitted that he had a gun in his car boot.
Jeremy was jailed again, and released from Mendota Federal Correctional Institution on March 8 2016.
Jeremy’s smouldering mugshot saw him snapped up by a top Hollywood agent – reportedly Gina Gina Rodriguez, who also represented Octomom Nadya Suleman.
How did Meeks go from felon to model?
After his release from prison, 6ft1 Jeremy claimed to have found God – and is now a successful model.
His new agent and manager, Jim Jordan of LA’s White Cross Management, says he has been “inundated” with offers of work.
Jeremy went on to work the catwalk at New York Fashion Week – while he now lives in a luxury mansion and drives a £120,000 sports car.