Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Audrina Partridge, and more celebrities were the victims of a string of robberies orchestrated by a group of teenagers and young adults known as “The Bling Ring” in 2008 and 2009. Two of the key members, Alexis Neiers and Nick Prugo, are at the center of a Channel 4/Netflix documentary series called The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist.
UK viewers might have already seen the three-part documentary series, which actually debuted in April 2022 via Channel 4, but the rest of the world can now watch Alexis and Nick unpack their sordid histories on Netflix.
To be fair to Alexis Neiers, she has cleaned up her act substantially since her teen years and the debut of the short-lived but memorable E! reality series Pretty Wild.
Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist: Did Alexis Neiers go to jail?
Neiers ended up pleading no contest to burglary charges related to her time with the Bling Ring. She was sentenced to six months in county jail, three years probation, and a restitution fine of $600,000. Despite her sentence, Alexis only served 30 days of her six-month jail sentence. According to reports, she was there at the same time as Lindsay Lohan.
Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist: Where is Alexis Neiers Now?
Going to jail was a big wake-up call for Alexis. Those who have seen Pretty Wild probably know that, at the time, Alexis was battling a serious drug addiction. She was using drugs heavily while filming. Going to jail made her reevaluate things and motivated her to go to rehab. Alexis is now 11 years sober.
In 2012, she married businessman Evan Haines, changing her name to Alexis Haines. Sadly, after ten years together, Alexis filed for divorce from her husband this past August. They have two children.
According to The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist, Alexis is now a proud advocate for people recovering from substance abuse. You can learn more about her journey in her memoir, Recovering From Reality. If you want to keep up with Alexis, you can follow her on Instagram @itsalexishaines.
The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist is now streaming on Netflix.