Anyone who watched Meghan King on Real Housewives of Orange County could have told you she was in trouble. Her marriage to former MLB star Jim Edmonds was a hot mess. Even Vicki Gunvalson famously told Jim at a party, “Talk to me in 5 years when you’re divorced.” And for once, Vicki was right. The two divorced in 2021 after 5 years and 3 kids.
The tumultuous divorce played out in the tabloids, both parties hurling accusations back and forth. But now Meghan has revealed that their relationship has only declined. As reported by Page Six, Meghan recently appeared on a recent episode of Caroline Stanbury’s Divorced Not Dead podcast.
She told Caroline, “We have [a worse] relationship than we did when we split up. It’s horrible. It’s so detrimental for the kids [and] for us as individuals. It sucks.”
Meghan also claimed that she found out about Jim planning to file for divorce online. A phenomena that seems to happen often with husbands of Housewives. Said Meghan, “Can you believe that? I also found out he was cheating on me from a tabloid. He left me on a Friday and on Saturday it was in the tabloids that he was divorcing me.”
One of Meghan’s allegations against Jim was that he was cheating on her with their nanny. Jim denied it and Meghan claims that the same nanny is “is back” and “sleeping at his house currently.” Jim is set to marry Kortnie O’Connor in September, which will be his fourth marriage.
Given how contentious their relationship is, Meghan shared that they only communicate through a court-ordered app. She explained, “It makes me feel safer because it makes me feel like the verbal abuse will be toned down a little bit more. Unfortunately, and shockingly, that’s not always the case, but it does give me a little bit more solace knowing that I have eyes that can be on it.”
Despite Jim being 14 years Meghan’s senior, she believed that she was the more “mature on” in the marriage. “I think that maybe perhaps he was damaged, or individuals who act like he does, maybe they’re so damaged at some point in their life that they can’t grow to see outside of themselves,” she said.
But Meghan does hope that one day they can be on good terms for their children. She concluded, “Maybe there’s still hope there. I’m never going to stop holding out hope. Baby steps. I would love to be able to communicate amicably. I would love to sit at a parent-teacher conference and sit with him and chat about our kids.”
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