Don't even pretend that you don't remember Jeremy Meeks. The 33-year-old was arrested on a gun charge in Stockton in 2014 and shot to fame because his mugshot was HELLA HOT. He was sentenced to 27 months in jail, as we previously told you about here.
Once he discovered that being a super hot guy with serious street cred pays better than a life of crime, Meeks pursued a modeling career and jet-set lifestyle. Basically, this is exactly the way the American judicial system was designed to work.
Meeks, a Stockton native, was a member of the North Side Crips and had numerous runs-ins with the law. According to the LA Times, that teardrop tattoo on his cheek was for "doing some [other] things in his past he is not proud of."
Now that he's famous, however, Meeks is under a far bigger microscope than that of local law enforcement. The Daily Mail reports that the married father of two was caught on camera canoodling on a yacht with Chloe Green, the 26-year-old heiress of the Topshop clothing empire and recently the star of British reality show Made in Chelsea. Trivia sidebar: Green's 24-year-old brother Brandon once was famously treated to a performance by Beyoncé at his bar mitzvah.
Meeks and his family reside in Manteca, California (of all weird places) and he was supposedly on a modeling assignment in Turkey when he and Green were caught in flagrante delicto.
Meeks's wife Melissa explained to the Daily Mail how fame ruined their marriage, saying "Jeremy was being pitched as the 'hot felon', the sexy new star. His image didn't fit with a man who had a wife and kids. Fame changed him. His head was turned. Sex sells. He's a sexy guy and he didn't want his wife there. He started hanging out with celebrities. I wanted to be part of his world. We argued about it. He spent increasing amounts of time away from home and when he came home we rowed."
'Rowed' is British-speak for 'fought' which has us thinking that perhaps this interview was not verbatim.
Anyway, according to People, the Meeks now plan to get a divorce and obviously Melissa Meeks is pissed. Lucky for her, her soon-to-be ex has a lot more money now than he did while she was sending him money in prison. #Blessed.