Just a week after pics surfaced showing “Hot Mug Shot Guy” Jeremy Meeks making out with Topshop heiress Chloe Green, Meeks’ wife Melissa says she is filing for divorce.
In a DailyMail.com report published Saturday, Melissa Meeks, 38, said she had “no idea” her husband, 33, was hanging out with Green on his working trip to Turkey.
In remarks to The Mail on Sunday, Melissa confirmed her husband had come home from his trip, only to be rebuffed at the door of the home they share with their three children. She huffed, “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.”
Melissa admitted to being angry with both parties, but said her concern lies with her young kids. “Did either of them think about the children and how this will affect them? They’re the innocent victims in this. And so am I.”
She also revealed her husband allegedly “begged for forgiveness,” saying he “didn’t mean for this to happen.”
The nurse learned of the presumed affair when someone on Instagram forwarded her a photo of Meeks with Green along with the message, “Look at this.” Her reaction? “I went into shock. I felt nauseated. It was like a bomb had gone off and my whole world had been blown apart.”
Unable to reach her husband until his return (he said his phone didn’t work in Europe, yet was able to post pics to social media), Melissa says she amicably allowed Meeks to spend the Fourth of July with his kids upon his return to the States, not wanting to let their marital strife affect the kids’ love of their father.
She says Meeks apologized — not for having an affair, but for the way in which she found out. “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.”
Melissa also stated in the interview that their marriage underwent a “seismic shift” following his viral fame, which came with the release of his latest mug shot in 2014. In spite of his violent past and arrests for gang-related offenses, the Internet seized on his good looks, dubbing him “Hot Mug Shot Guy”… and the rest, like the Meeks’ marriage may soon be, is history.