He’s a free man! “Hot Felon” Jeremy Meeks filed for divorce from his wife, Melissa Meeks, on Thursday, Oct. 5, TMZ reports. The couple were married for eight years and share a seven-year-old son named Jeremy Jr. According to the website, Jeremy, 33, is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their child.
Jeremy and Melissa’s split comes months after the sexy jailbird began dating Topshop heiress Chloe Green. Back in July, the duo were spotted kissing during a romantic trip to Turkey. When Melissa, 38, caught wind of Jeremy’s PDA with Chloe, 26, she said that she had definite plans to permanently part ways with her husband.
“It was like a bomb had gone off and my whole world had been blown apart. I’d never heard of Chloe Green. I thought Jeremy was working,” she told the Daily Mail at the time. “We talked about divorce. I told him I didn’t think the marriage could be saved. He agreed. The marriage is over.”
While his marriage to Melissa may be dunzo, Jeremy’s time in the limelight has only just begun. In case you’re unfamiliar with Jer-Bear, In Touch rounded up everything you need to know about the rising star.
He graduated from viral star to runway model.
Jeremy rose to fame in 2014 after his stunning mugshot went viral. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison for gun charges, but immediately began booking high fashion modeling gigs once he was released in 2016. In June, he flaunted his enviable abs and mesmerizing, baby blue eyes on the runway for the Philipp Plein Sport show during Milan Fashion Week.
He and Nicki Minaj are basically besties.
Her Minajesty partied the night away with Jeremy at the amfAR gala in Cannes, France, this past May. “Amazing time at @amfar with @nickiminaj @philippplein78 @alecmonopoly,” the genetically blessed former bad boy wrote at the time, accompanied by a pic of himself and Nicki, 34, cozying up to one another.
He is totally smitten with his girlfriend, Chloe.
Though his divorce from estranged wife Melissa has yet to be finalized, Jeremy frequently takes to social media to express his love for Chloe. Most recently, on Sept. 23, he shared a pic of the two posing together in matching white ensembles, accompanied by a touching caption: “When you find the one…. You know…… @chloegreen5 #blessed #love #sohappy.”
He loves being a dad.
Back in July, Jeremy celebrated Independence Day by hanging out with his son, Jeremy Jr., and his 11-year-old stepson, Robert, from one of Melissa’s previous relationships. “Happy 4th of July from me and my boys!!!” he captioned an Instagram pic of himself sporting a huge smile while posing with his kids.
He has a drool-worthy body.
Yes, we’ve already mentioned his abs — but, like, we really need to talk about Jeremy’s fantastic physique. His arms. Those pecs. That V-cut! TBH, we really can’t get enough of his shirtless selfies. Our favorite, though? The above snapshot, featuring Jeremy and his toned torso looking more gorgeous than ever on a yacht in Turkey. Hot. Damn.
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