STOCKTON, Calif. -– The wife of Jeremy Meeks, the man whose mugshot went viral, is not thrilled with all of the attention her husband is getting for his looks.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t see her at all in the cameras, because she’s upset,” Simone Johnson, a friend of Meeks’ wife told CBS13. “Shes furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it’s funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things.”
Meeks’ mugshot went viral last week after being posted to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook.
Much of the attention was from women thinking he was too good looking to be in prison, some even raising money to set him free.
It did not take long for the photo to get 50,000 likes by Friday morning.
Meeks, who has a history of theft and assault, was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, as well as other gun and gang-related charges.
Prosecutors say Meeks was also accused of violating his parole.