Launching his modeling career after his release from prison in 2016, Jeremy Mix revealed his plans to work with a ghostwriter in a memoir about his life, this fall.
Having landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, the 39-year-old actor teased plans to release an autobiography in October following his rise to fame.
The actor, who said it would be impossible to try to ‘slice’ his life story into an hour-and-a-half movie, became an overnight sensation after his sexy photo was uploaded to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page.
Almost immediately, social media users started referring to him as “Hot Mugshot Guy” and “Prison Bae”.
Eventually, the post featuring his photo garnered more than 75,000 likes and 20,000 comments.
Putting pen to paper: Launching his modeling career following his release from prison in 2016, Jeremy Meeks revealed his plans to work with a ghostwriter in a memoir about his life this fall.
“The story of my life appears in a book,” he gushed to TMZ on Friday. “It’s a little surreal, I’m so excited.”
“It’s been a journey,” Habib continued.
Meeks, who is currently single, told the outlet that he’s on a “to-be-released movie set” and was returning from shooting Christmas in Pennsylvania.
He’s also teasing plans to make his life story into a TV show, but he doesn’t want to star in the series himself.
In 2019, he spoke publicly about his troubled upbringing with a heroin addicted mother and a father who brutally murdered a family friend.
Mix also stated that he had been shot five times, which led to him spending some time behind bars until he was released and carving out a successful modeling career.
Jeremy has a son with Topshop heiress Chloe Green, and the couple are said to have recently split amid rumors that she was unfaithful to him.
He revealed that he was born in Washington during the cocaine epidemic that afflicted most of the United States from the early 1980s to the early 1990s.
Seven years later: After landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, the 39-year-old actor teased plans to release an autobiography in October following his rise to fame
In an interview with Chelsea Grayson about her video series for What is your waterHe revealed, “My parents were heroin addicts. “I was a heroin baby,” he said softly, implying that he was born dependent on heroin because his mother used it during pregnancy.
Therefore, my childhood was very, very dark. My dad committed murder when I was nine months old and killed my mom’s best friend,” he told the host.
“Because he was looking for us and she was the only one who knew where we were.”
Raymond Meeks was jailed in 1984 for stabbing and strangling Laura Leon Melara 36 times in an attack that lasted five hours.
A hunting knife, believed to have been the murder weapon, was found in a trunk behind the apartments where he was staying. He was also identified by a neighbor as a man who had been knocking on doors looking for Laura in the house before her death.
Raymond was tried twice for murder, the first trial ending in a hung jury; and the second, ending with a guilty verdict of first degree murder.
Viral: The actor, who said it was “impossible to try to ‘slice’ his life story into an hour-and-a-half movie, became an overnight sensation after his sexy photo was uploaded to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page; seen in 2022
Sentenced to 45 years in prison by Pierce County Superior Court Judge J. Kelly Arnold, Raymond was released in September 2017 after serving 33 years.
A week after the murder, when he was questioned and released on bail on the pending charges, Raymond Meeks was charged with the rape and abduction of another woman.
In the interview, Mix said he keeps his distance because “he’s still a piece of goblin.”
Raymond Meeks previously said: ‘I talk to Jeremy all the time and I talk to Chloe. I’m looking forward to seeing Jeremy again – it’s been such a long time.
He’s a good looking boy and I’m proud of him. For me, he was famous when he was born. It’s beautiful and I love it.
Before his father committed murder, Ray worked on and off as a mechanic, ostensibly to support his then-wife, Kathy, and son, Jeremy, who was born in February 1984.
Jeremy’s mother, Cathy, is a former heroin addict who has a long criminal record for a series of crimes.
She’s been in prison several times, leaving Jeremy to be raised by an older sister, Lianna, from the age of 12.
Heartthrob: Almost immediately, social media users started referring to him as “Hot Mugshot Guy” and “Prison Bae”
Jeremy’s older half-brother, Emery, has filed a community order for robbery and has a criminal record that includes purchasing alcoholic beverages for a minor.
Half-sister Carmela has a criminal record for petty theft, possession of cannabis, and various driving offences.
In the interview, Mix admitted that he feels like he’s always tempted to make bad decisions.
He claimed that bad decisions, along with a learning disability, made him vulnerable to gang life when he moved from Washington state to Los Angeles in the sixth grade.
Then he learned I fight and fight and fight and I had to learn really quickly about colors and gangs and neighborhoods and combos.
“At a really young age, I put on a hood and from there, I walked out of the house at 15 and I was on the streets,” he said.
That same year, he was sent to his first juvenile hall, only to be shot five times and beaten by gang members with baseball bats shortly after his release.
In any case, Mix revealed that he spent about 10 and a half years behind bars in his young life, and that experience was made worse because he is of mixed race with light skin, he said.
“The story of my life appears in a book,” he gushed to TMZ on Friday. `It’s a bit surreal, I’m so excited’
“For most fair-skinned people, you’re not black enough and you’re not white enough,” he said, also noting that his good looks also made him a target in prison.
A major conviction for robbery and possession of a firearm in 2014 would be a game changer for his life; It was the shot of arrest that would help propel him to international stardom.
His chiseled cheekbones and blue eyes have helped win hearts, compassion, and in some cases, the generosity of people online.
As a result, he started receiving about 300 messages a day, some fans were sending him money inside books, and there would be a lot of interest from the modeling industry.
The judge would end up sentencing him to 27 months in prison, instead of the recommended 63, so he could capitalize on his viral fame, for which Mix is still grateful to this day.
The only thing that saved me, which was a blessing, was the judge. It has helped me in many ways.
The way we were: Mix reportedly split from Topshop heiress Chloe Green in August. The couple has a one-year-old son
After some initial bumps in pursuit of his new career, Meeks is now one of the most popular models in the world.
He has claimed that his mother is now doing “really well and has been clean of hard drugs for years, even though she smokes a lot of weed.”
Mix has two sons: one with ex-wife Melissa Mix, whom he was married to from 2008 to 2018, and a son with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
It is believed that the couple broke up after Green was photographed kissing a man on a yacht in the Mediterranean.
Mix hopes his daughter is in his future along with a career in music.
“When I do music, I want to make sure it’s a positive message, but it’s still street, without the killing and the drugs and the bad message,” he explained.
“It’s hard to find balance.”
Jeremy and Chloe’s relationship first came to public attention after they were seen kissing on a boat in June 2017, while he was still legally married to his first wife, Melissa Mix, with whom he shares one child.
The couple managed to keep Khloe’s pregnancy a secret until the last month. Jayden Mix Green gave birth on May 29, 2018.
The Topshop heiress sparked rumors that she got engaged after she wore a massive diamond ring, but neither she nor Mix have confirmed the engagement.
They finally called it quits in August 2019, but have remained friendly with their two young children.
Raymond Meeks’ violent criminal past includes accusations of murder and rape, which left his son Jeremy an orphan for most of his life.
Raymond Meeks claimed he loved his son and was proud of him in 2017 after he was released from prison where he had served 33 years for murder.
Mix was 35 when he was jailed in 1984 for stabbing and strangling Laura Leon Melara 36 times in an attack that lasted five hours.
His son Jeremy, who became known as ‘Hot Villon’ after the photo went viral in prison, claimed his father staged the horrific attack because he believed Laura knew where he and his mother Cathy were hiding from him.
He was released from Monroe Correctional Facility on September 17, 2017, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections.
The News Tribune reported in November 1984 that when he was charged with her murder, he was being held on an unrelated rape charge.
Born into what a police report described as an “essentially normal” family in Kansas, Raymond left school around the age of fourteen.
He was first arrested at the age of 15 for having fun, and spent 17 months in a juvenile home. Shockingly, his pre-sentencing report notes: “He has a long history of substance abuse dating back to age 11.”
The report said he had been a heroin user since 1973, as well as substances such as morphine, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana.
His criminal record spans page upon page of microfilm police documents.
These include theft, burglary, breach of security, possession of stolen property, traffic violations, and sale of controlled substances.
Prior to the murder, Ray had been working on and off as a mechanic, ostensibly to support his then-wife, Cathy, and Jeremy, who was born in February 1984.
He now lives in Ledbetter, a small town about a two-hour drive west of Houston, Texas.