Who would have thought that the guy who got famous thanks to a mug shot might be a little dishonest? If only we'd had some clue that he wasn't a stand-up guy!
So, as much as the world loves a good rags-to-riches story in the form of a guy going directly from prison to walk the runway, the world was disappointed when Jeremy Meeks, a guy suddenly famous for being attractive and suddenly making more money than ever before, was caught cheating on his wife.
But no one was so disappointed as Melissa Meeks herself. And as his affair goes on, her scathing messages on social media aren't going away.
To be clear, Melissa Meeks shared a post that someone made in anger, saying that it really resonated with her, so not every part of it necessarily directly refers to Jeremy Meeks or their marriage.
"Saw this and felt how REAL it was, so I wanted to share it... #haveablessedday #remember #keepitsolid"
First of all, when you share something that angry, your "have a blessed day" message seems ... insincere.
Yes, even if your anger and the wish of wellness are directed at different people.
The tones just don't match.
Are you ready to read the emoji-laden message that Mrs. Meeks connected with so deeply that she decided to share it?
Here you go:
"I fed mouths that talked s--- about me. I wiped tears from the same people that caused mines [sic]. Picked up people that tried to knock me down."
That's a fine way for it to start, right?
But then the problems start:
"Did favors for those who couldn't do s--- for me."
Is that not just part of being a good person?
"Been there for the ones that left me. Crazy? Maybe."
Not crazy -- most of these are just parts of being a person.
"But I don't lose myself in the hatred of others."
Venting this much anger doesn't make it seem that way.
"I continue to be me because I can't change who I am."
That's ... true.
"Life ain't easy, but through all the bulls--- I still remain solid."
That's a little colorful but much better than some of the earlier griping.
And then she (or, rather, the original poster) throws in the religious angle.
"Because I know God got big plans for me."
When it's not causing pop stars like Justin Bieber to abruptly cancel their tours, leaving hundreds of people without work, faith can be a very comforting thing.
Jeremy Meeks was caught kissing Topshop heiress Chloe Green on a boat, which is what started all of this.
What could have been a simple kiss -- sometimes people just make out -- is clearly much more, as Jeremy and Chloe are still together.
Seriously, they've been getting spotted hanging out together, running errands together, getting interviewed together. ...
Oh, and making out.
They've been doing a lot of kissing in public.
Though Melissa Meeks announced that the couple was through after the first photos surfaced, Jeremy managed to undercut her by filing separation papers himself.
This could be significant, because details like "date of separation" can matter a lot in a less-than-amicable divorce.
Particularly when the whole cause for divorce is allegations of cheating.
If the two "separated" before the cheating took place, well ... that's not cheating, is it?
You may be thinking that, as much as you feel for Melissa, you understand where Jeremy Meeks is coming from.
His life has just changed and maybe he can't relate to his wife anymore now that he's globe-trotting for work and making modeling money.
And Chloe Green is new and exciting -- and stands to inherit an almost comical amount of money (it's in the low billions, folks).
You should remember that Melissa Meeks stood by and waited for Jeremy while he was in prison.
And this is how he rewards her.
Maybe if he'd been up front with her, we'd feel differently.
We don't know everything about how his new relationship blossomed, so maybe it was spontaneous.
But ... Melissa shouldn't have had to find out the way that she did.