What Happened to Alexis Haines from 'The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist'?

The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist explores the crimes of the group known as the Bling Ring, focusing particularly on Alexis Haines (born Neiers) and her former associate Nick Norgo (formerly Nick Prugo).

Haines was a reality star on the program Pretty Wild. While filming a pilot for the show she was arrested for her connection with the Bling Ring.

Here is everything you need to know about Haines and where she is now.

What Happened to Alexis Haines from The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist?

Alexis Haines
Alexis Haines in "The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist," a new Netflix docuseries about the group who broke into the homes of several celebrities from 2008 to 2009. Netflix

The Bling Ring group broke into the homes of several celebrities from 2008 to 2009, stealing $3 million from stars like Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson.

Haines was charged with first-degree residential burglary of Bloom's home in November 2009 when she was 18, and she pleaded no contest on the charges. She served one month of a six-month sentence in June 2010.

At the age of 19 Haines went to rehab for drug addiction, and she has been sober for 12 years. While in recovery she obtained a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor certificate and became a licensed drug and alcohol counselor.

She hosts a podcast called Recovery from Reality where she speaks openly about her past struggle with heroin addiction. From 2013 to 2014, Haines also wrote a series of columns for Vice.

Haines appears in The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist alongside Norgo, where they speak openly about their past.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Haines said of the show: "I think the docuseries is so great because in the media reporting up until very recently there wasn't really a space for the nuance and the complexity of what happened in the crime.

"The story became sensationalized and there wasn't space to talk about addiction and mental health. We still have a long way to go, but we're so much farther than we were in 2010."

She added: "My involvement with the Bling Ring was ultimately the thing that helped me get sober. I'm sorry that it had to happen at the expense of someone else or lots of other people, my family, obviously the victims [of the crimes]. But I'm so grateful."

Haines also spoke to The Los Angeles Times, in which she said: "A couple of years ago, I just wished that my name and the Bling Ring would no longer be associated because I felt like I had done so much more with my life.

"And the longer I've been sober, I've realized that we don't heal by pushing away our recovery or our story, we recover by owning all of the messy, complex parts that often make it really magical."

Speaking of the docu-series, Haines added: "I think Nick probably expected me to come in and to deny everything like I had been for 10 years. I don't think it was me going, 'Yeah, I robbed Orlando Bloom's house.' He might actually be shocked by me owning all of that, saying what I stole and taking responsibility."

Since her time with the Bling Ring group Haines has focused on working as a counselor, she is also a sponsor for other people in recovery and works as a doula, per The Los Angeles Times.

The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist is out on Netflix now.