The so-called “gorgeous felon”-turned-runway model has filed for legal separation from wife Melissa, according to media reports.
Meeks, 33, is said to have filed paperwork in California on Monday — just days after Melissa revealed she planned to divorce her husband of eight years. He is asking to separate all assets and seeking joint custody of their 7-year-old son.
Meeks made quite an impression during Milan Fashion Week, going from the prison yard to the runway, partying with superstars and making out with heiresses on yachts. After photos leaked of him getting cozy with TopShop heiress Chloe Green while he was supposed to be overseas working to bring back money to the family, his wife threatened to leave him.
Melissa Meeks said she was shocked to see the pictures of Jeremy, who landed a modelling contract after his police mugshot went viral, and Topshop heiress Chloe Green engaged in serious PDA on a luxury yacht in Turkey.
“To me, that’s unforgivable. My whole world has been torn apart by this. What do I tell our children? My heart is broken,” she told the Daily Mail.
“My marriage wasn’t perfect but I thought it could be saved, until this happened.”
Melissa added that she felt “publicly humiliated,” believing that they “weren’t even trying to be discreet,” and that she believed her husband was promoting a holiday resort in Turkey when the pictures of him with 26-year-old Green were taken.
Green sparked further uproar when she posted and deleted a shot of them together, which was captioned, “Just the Beginning…We appreciate all the love and the hate.”
The courts will decide the separation of their assets and property, spousal and child support, and child custody.