Way back in 2014, the world was titillated to discover the mugshot of Jeremy Meeks, whose piercing blue eyes and strong-ass jawline made men and women everywhere swoon and vow to greet him naked outside the jail complex the second his cell door finally swung open.
It quickly surfaced that Meeks was married, not that it put much of a damper on the Prison Bae memes. Naturally, Meeks’s wife was not thrilled by the attention aimed at her husband, and probably even less thrilled in 2016 when everyone started licking their chops at the news he’d been released. And now, the inevitable: Meeks was seen making out with the British Topshop heiress Chloe Green on a superyacht last week, and his wife, Melissa, is done.
Mrs. Meeks, 38, told the Daily Mail (GIRL NO) she had no idea that her 33-year-old husband was sunning himself on Green’s face while he was abroad. The photo that blazed around the internet is the same one she saw, and it left her humiliated. From the Mail:
In her first public comments since Meeks was photographed slinking home last week only to be rebuffed by his furious wife on the doorstep of the modest £200,000 Californian house they shared with their three children, Melissa says: ‘I know it takes two to tango but she knew he was married. To me, that’s unforgivable. My whole world has been torn apart by this. What do I tell our children? My heart is broken.
‘What sort of woman would do something like this to another woman? My marriage wasn’t perfect but I thought it could be saved, until this happened.
Meeks really poured her heart into the interview, explaining that she had to learn the news of her husband kissing Green through some rando who sent her the photo.
“I went into shock. I felt nauseated. It was like a bomb had gone off and my whole world had been blown apart,” she told the tabloid. “I’d never heard of Chloe Green. I thought Jeremy was working.”
Jeremy arrived back in L.A. following the tryst on July 3, and spent the long weekend with their three kids while Melissa went to her job as a nurse. Finally, on Wednesday:
‘We had it out on the doorstep. I told him how devastated and angry I am. He kept apologising – not for the affair, but for the way I learned about it. I feel humiliated, not just because my husband was caught with another woman but for the fact they were so brazen about it. He told me, “I didn’t mean it to happen like this.” Those pictures will haunt me for ever.
‘He kept saying, “I’m sorry, you didn’t deserve this.” We talked about divorce. I told him I didn’t think the marriage could be saved. He agreed. The marriage is over.’
Imagine holding down a household while your husband is locked up, only to have him frolic off to Europe to make out with a rich brat on a boat. UGH. Anyway, ladies: The Hot Felon is officially single. Go nuts.