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'Hottest Felon In America' Spends Holidays With Family (Photos)

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Touted as "America's hottest felon" in 2014, Jeremy Meeks celebrated the holidays with his wife and children after returning home from prison.

The male model was sentenced to 27 months in prison after being convicted of illegally possessing firearms and ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm in public and criminal street gang activity.

In 2016, Meeks told Daily Mail that he's a "soft-spoken family man" who was astounded at all the attention he garnered.

He got more than 625,000 supportive followers on Instagram after he gained fame from a 2014 Stockton police Facebook post showing his mugshot. Meeks eventually singed as a model with White Cross Management in 2016 and has received modeling offers from around the world.

Women were begging to be "locked up with him" and modeling agencies were waiting to sign him.

Now, Meeks is a free man and a hit on Instagram, sharing images of a glamorous lifestyle after being behind bars.  

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The 32-year-old posed with a $150,000 Maserati in front of his large house after switching gears from crime to modeling, New York Post reports.

Other posts show Meeks posing shirtless in front of his house, complete with a water fountain and perfectly manicured lawn.

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"Moving on up!" writes one fan.

Another user added, "Very nice, proud you are doing well. Your boys and wife need you."

"No matter what you did always remember, 'every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future,'" commented another.

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Most recently, the former gang member posted cheerful photos of his family next to a Christmas tree on social media with the caption, "Celebrating our 8 year anniversary today and 50 more to go. Through thick and thin."

Originally from Stockton, California, Meeks was raised in a poor household and joined the Northern Crips gang at a young age, according to Daily Mail. Meeks' wife, Melissa, works as a nurse, and they have two children together. 

Meeks' youngest son, who he nicknamed "mini-me" shares the same piercing blue eyes as his father and recently celebrated his seventh birthday.

Sources: New York Post, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Jeremy Meeks/Facebook, Jmeeksofficial/Instagram via Daily Mail

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