Jeremy Meeks, dubbed “hot felon” after his mugshot shot him to stardom in 2014, spoke out publicly for the first time about his new girlfriend and denied rumors that he’s only with her because of her father’s wealth.
The Mirror reports that Meeks is dating Topshop heiress Chloe Green, the daughter of business mogul, Sir Philip Green, whose said to be worth billions. Meeks left his current wife, Melissa Meeks, to be with Chloe, but he’s adamant that it had nothing to do with the financial status of his new girlfriend.
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“It’s true love,” said Meeks, who claimed his marriage to Melissa was pretty much over before he even met Chloe. “I love Chloe for her and if she didn’t have a dollar I wouldn’t give a sh*t because we’re so happy. Her dad has never questioned me on my past or made me feel uncomfortable and I’m not scared of what he thinks of me because he knows his daughter.”
Meeks’ romance with Chloe became public after a photographer spotted them together on a yacht in Turkey over the summer. The pair kissed, hugged, and flirted, while Meek’s unaware wife back in Los Angeles found out about the affair via media outlets who leaked the photos. Later, Meeks insisted that although he was technically still married to Melissa Meeks, their marriage had been “over for a long time.”
“The people who really know me and my family know that my marriage had been over for a long time when I met Chloe. “For a while my wife and I had a very good life together and then for a long time we didn’t. The marriage was over for a lot longer than people think.”
“A front was put on for the kids so as not to disrupt their lifestyle,” Meeks continued. “When I met Chloe at a party at Cannes film festival, I was on my own, not talking to anyone so she came and started talking to me.”
Meeks has one biological son and two stepsons with his estranged wife. The pair are in the process of a divorce.
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