Jeremy Meeks Files for Divorce From Wife Melissa

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Whoever said "cheaters never prosper" had clearly never thought about what it means to be a famous model. Those good looks that make it so easy to cheat can really help a model to prosper.

it looks like former "hot felon" Jeremy Meeks, who became famous for his dreamy mug shot, enjoys his new life of traveling the world and wearing very little clothing with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.

Because he's officially divorcing his wife.

Jeremy Meeks, Beach Selfie

After attaining internet fame thanks to a captivatingly attractive mug shot, Jeremy Meeks emerged from prison to a wife who had waited for him, a son who'd missed him, and a lucrative and legal new career opportunity:

Modeling.

Upon learning that he could potentially pull in $10,000 just for being really, really ridiculously good-looking ...

(We're not bashing models and we know that it's a lot of work, but to a guy who used to do crimes, that had to sound almost too good to be true)

... Jeremy Meeks went for it, with the support of his wife, Melissa Meeks.

What a great way to get a second lease on life, right?

Sure, a lot of people felt frustration that many law-abiding citizens try and fail to get their big break as models or whatever, while Jeremy's just got handed to him in a way that only happened because he had been arrested.

But, as unfair as that might be, you still want to be happy for him, right?

Well, his wife clearly feels differently, because after he got photographed cheating on her with Chloe Green out on a boat, she announced that she was breaking up with him.

Melissa Meeks Selfie

Melissa Meeks may have announced the breakup, but those were just words.

Last July, after 8 years of marriage, Jeremy Meeks actually undercut his wife by filing for separation.

He listed the date of separation as the last time that they'd been in each other's presence, which is arguably correct but may have been intended to quash any allegations that he was cheating.

It's not cheating if you're separated ... but we don't know that what appears to be a retroactive rewrite of his relationship with his wife will actually help him in court.

Ever since then, he and Chloe Green have been practically joined at the hip.

When, as recently as June, Jeremy and his wife Melissa had been very visibly affectionate.

Jeremy Meeks and Melissa Meeks, in Happier Times

There they were, just ... four months ago.

Amazing how things can change.

Anyway, TMZ reports that Jeremy Meeks has now officially filed for divorce.

Jeremy is requesting joint legal custody of their son, Jeremy Jr., who is only 7 years old.

it's interesting that, though Melissa was apparently the one who broke things off with Jeremy, he's the one who's filed separation documents and now filed for divorce.

Especially since Melissa had declared, months ago, that she would be filing for divorce.

Jeremy Meeks on a Boat

Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green have been extremely lovey-dovey for months, now.

Some who are more cynical might suggest that Jeremy Meeks had realized that modeling would only be a sustainable career for so long and that he seduced the heiress.

But let's not jump to conclusions. The two of them really seem to be crazy about each other.

And, quite frankly, it's not uncommon for people who've started new careers or otherwise transformed their lives to find that they no longer relate to their former spouse like they used to.

Sometimes, that's how life works.

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