Meghan King Edmonds has finally spoken.
One week after her husband Jim Edmonds filed for divorce amid cheating allegations, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum opened up about the breakdown of her marriage on her terms and in her own words.
In a post on her personal blog titled “Broken,” Meghan explained the painful road she and Jim had taken in an attempt to repair their marriage after the former MLB star’s sexting scandal with another woman made headlines back in July. According to the RHOC star, the aftermath of the online affair was the beginning of his family and friends isolating her, even going so far as to blame her for Jim’s indiscretions. Adding to this pressure was the diagnosis of one of the couple’s twins, Hart, with a permanent brain injury called PVL.
However, at the time, Meghan says that she remained committed to fixing her five-year marriage. That is, until Jim began acting suspicious and engaging in increasingly inappropriate behavior with the couple’s young nanny.
“What I will say is that, in the wake of the sexting situation, my husband was drinking and partying with much younger women, including several of our babysitters,” Meghan wrote in her blog, “and I found this gallivanting inappropriate, immature, and downright odd…Given his previous indiscretions, I was uncomfortable. Even more so when he started lying about where he was going or who he was going with—and deleting entire text conversations on his phone with several of these young women”
According to the former RHOC star, Jim‘s actions violated the agreement he and Meghan had made in couple’s counseling to be completely transparent about communication. However, Meghan also admitted she doesn’t know what to believe when it comes to her estranged husband’s relationship with their 22-year-old Mormon nanny.
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“To be clear, I don’t know if Jim slept with our babysitter or whether they were just being exceedingly inappropriate by hanging out socially without either of them telling me,” she continued, “(and Jim expressly lying to me about it). I’ve gone back and forth with my thoughts for a couple days but as I write this, I don’t think he did. But I still don’t understand why he’d lie. And why would she lie?”
In the lengthy post, Meghan also defended the “raw” selfie she posted earlier in the week and expressed confusion regarding how so much of the Edmonds’ business had reached the tabloids, insisting that she “NEVER made one public statement, allegation, accusation, or otherwise.”
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Ultimately, the real detective of Orange County vowed to come through the trying circumstance of her split strong and more resilient, particularly for her three kids.
“I am broken for my family,” Meghan concluded. ” I am buried in despair. I cry at the drop of a hat. But I am enduring. I will set an example for my children and I will teach them to love and respect people while also knowing how to condone unethical or wrong behavior. I will facilitate healthy, consistent, and ongoing relationships with their father and with his family despite the hurt I feel from them because my children should not reap the karma of my personal situations.”
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