Jeremy Meeks–AKA “Prison Bae” or “the hottest felon in the world”–made national headlines when his 2012 mugshot went viral. Now he’s back in the news again thanks to his incredibly messy love life. Find out all the juicy details below!
There’s no denying that Meeks is hot. But he’s also a hot mess. He was arrested on felony charges way back in 2002, when he was picked up for robbery and violent assault. Specifically, for beating up a 16-year-old. During his 2-year stint in federal prison, Meeks joined the Crips.
After he got out, Meeks married a woman named Melissa in 2008. They had a child, and he also stood up as the stepfather for her 2 children from a previous relationship. Then he was picked up again in 2014 for grand theft and firearm possession, and sentenced to another two years in prison. That’s when the Stockton Police Department decided to post his mugshot on Facebook and he became internationally famous.
Prison Bae the Hot Felon found a new career waiting for him when he got out of prison in 2016. He signed a modeling contract, walked in a couple of runway shows, and scored an ad campaign for sunglasses.
He also scored billionaire TopShop heiress Chloe Green!
Meeks ditched his wife–the woman who stood by her man while he was in prison–for a life of luxury with Green. The hot felon and the heiress spent a lot of time together on yachts, looking fabulous and (presumably) making her father very uncomfortable.
Melissa Meeks spoke out on Instagram, writing, “I’ve never been in a better place in my life than I am now. My ex husband has already been unfaithful in his new relationship. With me… Id rather be alone and happy with self respect then to be played.”
Was Jeremy Meeks playing Chloe for her money? Or was it true love? And would these two ever get tired of posting thirsty pictures of themselves on social media?
Despite everyone assuming that their relationship would fizzle out when Green got bored with her new bad boy, they seemed to be in it for the long run. They welcomed a baby in May 2018, and Meeks was spotted ring shopping.
If they planned to get engaged–and the sparkler on her ring finger seemed to say “yes!”–they never made it to the wedding planning stage.
Sometime in the last month, Meeks and Chloe apparently called it quits. We’re just guessing, judging by the fact that he was spotted on an apparent date with actress Erica Peeples. And in August, Chloe was snapped frolicking topless with polo captain Rommy Gianni on her daddy’s yacht.
Does that mean they’re done for good? Meeks told reporters that, “You know what I’m saying, like, it’s not even a situation,” which doesn’t really clarify anything.