Alexis Neiers From Pretty Wild Gives Birth to a Baby Girl
From Pretty Wild to pretty mild! Former reality star, convicted felon and recovering heroin addict Alexis Neiers welcomed a baby girl with husband Evan Haines on Apr. 24, the 21-year-old announced on Twitter.
"We are both happy and healthy!" the new mom tweeted Apr. 30. "I feel like I have not slept for days but I am so blissed out." Neiers has yet to reveal her daughter's name, though a source tells E! News the couple is calling their little girl Harper. The spouses, who met in Alcoholics Anonymous, tied the knot in Mexico in April 2012.
In addition to starring in an E! reality show, Neiers is best known for her involvement in the string of Hollywood burglaries; famous targets included Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton.
Neiers and six pals -- dubbed "the bling ring" -- were arrested in 2009. Each member initially pleaded not guilty, though Neiers later agreed to plead no contest to residential burglary. She was sentenced to spent 180 days in jail, though she was released after 30 days behind bars. Neiers was also given three years' probation and ordered to pay $600,000 worth of restitution to Bloom.
Less than six months later, Neiers was arrested for possession of black tar heroin as well as a fake I.D. A judge ordered the star to spend a year in residential rehab. In a recent blog post, Neiers talked candidly about her treatment. "I realized that I was not only dealing with an addiction to alcohol and drugs, but was also suffering from an eating disorder, severe co-dependency [and] post traumatic stress disorder," said Neiers, who has been sober since Nov. 30, 2010. "I had to really dig deep to recognize these issues and have them rid from my life."
In addition to the birth of her daughter, Neiers has been in the news for another reason: Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring will premiere during the Cannes Film Festival on May 15. Emma Watson's character, Nicki, is loosely based off of Neiers. "The story of teens robbing the homes of celebrities is artificial and has no real depth and substance and I can only hope that Ms. Coppola decides to shed light to this truth," Neiers blogged Apr. 5. Alleging that "all of the media outlets have gotten key facts in this case wrong," the former reality star said the film "looks like it is just another party movie."