Jeremy Meeks’ wife ‘furious’ over attention from mugshot

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-22 20:37:07-04

STOCKTON, Calif. (PIX11) — The wife of Jeremy Meeks, the man whose mugshot went viral, is unhappy about all of the Internet 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 Thursday when it was posted to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page for a law enforcement operation.

Not long after the photo went up, it went viral, garnering nearly 50,000 likes by Friday morning.

Meeks 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.