THE BLING Ring is famously known for carrying out a string of robberies on A-List celebrities from 2008 to 2009.
The group consisting of Rachel Lee, Nick Prugo, Alexis Neiers, Courtney Ames, and Diana Tamayo stole nearly $3million in cash and valuables over 12 months.
The Bling Ring was a group of friends who robbed celebrities in 2008 and 2009
Who was in the Bling Ring?
The Bling Ring consisted of Rachel Lee, Alexis Neiers, Nick Prugo, Courtney Ames, and Diana Tamayo.
Ames recruited Johnny Ajar and Roy Lopez Jr to the group and designated them to sell the items she stole.
In 2010, each of the members of the Bling Ring was sentenced to various punishments in response to the burglaries they had committed the prior year in Calabasas, California.
Rachel Lee was allegedly the mastermind behind the string of celebrity robberies and spent 16 months in prison.
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Since getting out of prison, Lee completed cosmetology school in 2018, and in September 2021, she revealed she was working on developing a screenplay for television.
Rachel told US Weekly that being incarcerated taught her about life and the person she wants to be.
“As a teen, I was chasing love in all the wrong places, and by the time I realized it was too late and I was in prison,” she told the outlet.
“I truly feel prison was a blessing in disguise — the best thing that ever happened to me. It made me realize you can only trust yourself at the end of the day.”
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Lee has reportedly continued to work as a professional hairstylist in California, making trips to Los Angeles and Seattle, Washington for her job.
Alexis Neiers was a reality star on Pretty Wild when she was arrested for involvement in the robberies.
After her arrest, Neiers spent just over a month at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California.
Neiers married Evan Haines in 2012 and they have two children together, Harper and Dakota.
December 2018 marked eight years of sobriety for Neiers who now works at Malibu’s Alo Recovery Center, helping struggling addicts.
Neiers announced she and Haines were in an open relationship in 2021, when she came out, telling fans she was also dating a woman named Kris.
However, in August 2022, she and Haines announced they had filed for divorce after a decade of marriage.
“Ten years of marriage and 11 years together was [a] great success and we are co-parenting really well,” Neiers told US Weekly.
She added: “I don’t think either of us wanted to get divorced or to separate, but it’s just the way that things ended up transpiring. Again, I love Evan very much and we are just maybe better co-parents than partners.”
Neiers is reportedly living in Malibu, California, and hosts a podcast called Recovering from Reality.
Nick Prugo was sentenced to two years in prison but was released on probation in 2013 after serving only one year in county jail.
After he was released, Prugo told ABC News: “I didn’t really understand… what was real and what wasn’t … just because I was so consumed with reality television.”
However, the charges against him continued, and in 2016, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of stalking Dawn DaLuise.
He was sentenced to 350 hours of community service, three years of probation, and an order to stay away from the victim for a decade.
According to Cinemaholic, Prugo now goes by Nick Norgo and lives in Los Angeles, California with his husband.
Courtney Ames has largely avoided the spotlight after being sentenced to probation and community service following her arrest.
Entertainment Daily reported that Ames studied psychology, speech, and child development at Pierce College in Woodland Hills in 2012.
According to the outlet, Ames also allegedly tried to change her last name in 2016.
After pleading no contest to the robbery charges, Diana Tamayo was sentenced to probation time and community service.
She has primarily stayed out of the spotlight, but an insider told US Weekly in April 2022: “Diana is a super positive person who has a lot of faith. She’s now a personal trainer and happily married.”
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