Marriage hasn’t really been fair to Melissa Meeks, despite giving in her best to make it work. Her first marriage ended unexpectedly and the second ended in the most disheartening way too. After waiting 27 months for her hot felon husband Jeremy Meeks to return from prison, her heart was shattered pieces when he left her for a much younger and richer lady.
But just when many expected her to fold up, Meeks emerged from the painful heartbreak and divorce an astonishing celebrity; something that has amazed so many. Here is her story.
Who Is Melissa Meeks – Jeremy Meeks Ex-Wife?
Melissa Meeks is popularly known as the ex-wife of the American “hot felon” Jeremy Meeks. She was born on 14th July 1980 in the United States of America. She earned a degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. After graduation, she started work at Oakland, California as a certified nurse.
It was during this period that she met her first husband, Ramirez. They got attracted to each other and eventually shared their marital vows. She had two children with him: Elliana and Robert. After a few years of marriage, their separation made her single again. It was during her time as a single mother that she fell in love with Jeremy Meeks. They dated for a year before getting married in 2008. She had a son for him, Jeremy Jr.
Following the birth of their son, Jeremy was convicted and sent to prison for gun possession and for trying to evade arrest during a gang sweep. In 2002, he had previously served a sentence of two years for robbery and collective injury of a child. After serving his previous sentence, Jeremy never lost his criminal tendencies as his consequent illegal activities proved.
Left alone with her three children, Melissa waited on her husband throughout his 27 months in Prison. Through her nursing career, she catered for herself and her children. Prior to his release, Jeremy entered into a contract with White Cross Management through Jim Jordan who spotted him after his mugshot went viral. Upon his release, Jeremy took a huge turn on his career outlook and went into fashion modeling. His modeling career was a very prospective one and earned him fame and a huge fanbase.
Back home with Jeremy, Melissa Meeks was satisfied due to his constant display of lack of commitment and faithfulness since coming upon fame. Even with all these problems, she still hoped on having a happier and committed marriage until Jeremy finally hit the last straw of his infidelity.
On one of his supposed work trips to Turkey, Jeremy was caught on camera romancing billionaire heiress, Chloe Green, the daughter of Sir Philip Green. When the news of his shameful act came to Melissa, her heart was shattered. At that point, it became obvious to her that the marriage she tried so hard to keep was lost already. After lingered arguments with Jeremy, they got divorced and it was legally enforced in June 2018.
Following their separation, Jeremy moved on with his newly found lover. However, the bond between Melissa and Jeremy still existed a bit due to their son- Jeremy Jr. Jeremy loved the young boy and wanted him in his custody. To achieve this, he agreed to pay Melissa a million dollars to retain primary custody of his son. After court agreements, he was left with 30% custody of the boy.
On Melissa’s side, she found the strength to move on. To publicly announce her freedom and strong position, she hosted a lingerie celebration Party at Las Vegas. She told the public that the essence of her party was to celebrate her transition from ex-con to ex-wife. The party was renowned as a show of strength even though Chloe Green took it from a position of embarrassment.
In the second phase of her single motherhood, Melissa Meeks took a new turn on her career life. She underwent plastic surgery in Beverly Hills to upgrade her boobs, hips and other physical appearances. After developing a stunning appearance with her outlook, she took her ex-husband’s trail and went into modeling.
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Mellisa Meeks has three children from her two marriages: the first two Elliana (17 years old) and Robert (12 years old) are from her first marriage to Ramirez while the third Jeremy Jr (9 years old) is from her second marriage to the hot felon Jeremy Meeks.
Between her nursing career and prospective modeling contracts, Melissa did not hold back from trying to measure up to the Ex who broke her heart. From all of her endeavors so far, the aspiring model is estimated to have a total net worth of $3 million.