Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan Edmonds made an appearance in a recent episode celebrating Shannon Beador’s birthday. It was great to see her enjoying herself given everything that she has gone through since leaving the reality show.
Meghan was rocked by her husband, and Dad jeans enthusiast, Jim Edmonds’ sexting scandal. Meghan channeled her emotions into a blog post where she revealed that she found out the news through the tabloids. Nice.
In a statement to Us Weekly on June 13, Jim said, “Regrettably, I had a lapse in judgment. I engaged in an inappropriate conversation with this person. At no time was there any type of relationship or physical contact. Absolutely none.”
Meghan and the former MLB player, who share three children together, now reside in St. Louis. In 2016, they welcomed their daughter Aspen. Twin boys Hayes and Hart were born in 2018. Meghan took to her blog on July 5 to deliver some heartbreaking news about their son, Hart. “Hart has irreversible brain damage, it’s called PVL,” Meghan wrote. She added that Hart’s neurologist said that “he is at risk for being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and will be monitored.”
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In a July interview with Dailymail, Meghan said that seeing a photo of Jim’s sexting partner, Jennifer Villegas, made her feel better. Meghan stated, “The second I saw her photo I saw she was disgusting. I saw how gross she was and I knew, ‘All good.’ I knew he would never touch her. That helped me. Then I knew it was just a sexting thing.” I still don’t understand why Meghan feels better after seeing the woman’s photo. I cannot get over the fact that Jim sent an explicit video the very day that Meghan was in the hospital preparing for their twins to be born. That is disgusting!
Meghan made the decision to stay focused on holding the family together. “We’re still married, we’re still together, we’re not separated. I know my engagement ring is well known! I’ve never stopped wearing it. We’re in the family home, we’re in the same bed. We’re not having therapy, we’re talking,” Meghan explained.
But now circumstances have changed. People is reporting that during an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Meghan shared that the couple has decided to go to counseling. “We’re just still working it day by day. I think after such a breach of trust, it’s so hard to rebuild from there, especially [with] so many distractions, like our son’s health problems and two other little babies, as well,” the RHOC alum said. “And so to focus on the two of us as a couple, is really hard.”
So, how did the couple spend their fifth wedding anniversary? A romantic dinner? Dancing the night away? Not exactly. “Today’s actually our five-year anniversary –and so we, he’s inside at Goodwill [and] we’re like, looking for Halloween costumes– and then we’re going to counseling. I think that’s almost a date for us because we have to talk about us; we have to communicate about things that don’t involve [other topics,]” Meghan stated.
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Meghan’s decision to stay married to Jim is based on the simple principle that “people screw up and people can change.” Meghan added, “We built a life together and there are so many lives that would be affected. I’m hurt right now and our life is massively affected, but if we were to split just because of his indiscretion then there’s multiple other people who are affected, as well. So I owe it to not only myself and the commitment I made to my marriage to work on it, but I owe it to my children.”
Meghan believes that therapy is helping their relationship. “I think going to therapy is huge because I think a lot of men don’t like that. So that’s been really big for me,” Meghan remarked. Isn’t that sort of the least that Jim could do after literally being caught with his pants down?
On the positive side of things. Meghan shared some wonderful news about Hart’s progress. In August, Meghan posted to Instagram that Hart stood for the very first time! I am so happy that Hart is making progress, and I am hoping that Mr. Dad Jeans can keep himself in check so the family can focus on Hart’s health journey.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THAT THERAPY WILL HELP HEAL MEGHAN AND JIM’S MARRIAGE? DO YOU THINK THAT MEGHAN SHOULD HAVE SPLIT FROM JIM? WILL JIM CHEAT AGAIN?
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