Ever since news broke that Jim Edmonds had filed for divorce from Meghan King Edmonds on October 25, there has been a barrage of headlines, interviews, statements, and Instagram updates about the family. On October 30, Jim released a statement about the public drama with his estranged wife of five years in which he seemed to clear the air about the state of their relationship. But now, Meghan is calling out what she has dubbed his "‘nice’ interview" in her own interview with Us Weekly.
“I have to say that when he gave the ‘nice’ interview a few days ago, he was completely speaking for me. At that time I had not exchanged one text message with him and I have still not spoken to him on the phone,” she told the outlet, noting that since the split made headlines she has kept things “calm, consistent, routine-based and light” at her home with their three kids. “I have endured prolific controlling by Jim and it isn’t slowing down. Even when I make an unassuming post on Instagram, he hurls insults at me for a battery of made-up indiscretions. I’m sick of the abuse and I won’t engage anymore — and I don’t have to.”
She then added that although his statement made it appear as if they were trying to work on their relationship, “that’s not fair to me. He is not my mouthpiece, and I believe the facade he presented is false and manipulative to the public while using and taking advantage of me.”
Jim was reportedly the partner who filed for divorce late last month, and it left The Real Housewives of Orange County alum scrambling to catch up in the wake of the news. “Divorce had been discussed as something that could be possible but I truly thought he could change and work through his demons,” she told Us Weekly. “Divorce never really crossed my mind. I had to find a divorce lawyer in a matter of hours. He filed so quickly that it seems to me (and others) it had been ready to go and he just was waiting for an event to happen so he could pull the trigger.”
Meghan then addressed the comment that Jim made regarding what her post-marriage financial situation may look like when he told a follower on Instagram that she would have to worry about money. "I did sign a prenup but it doesn’t pertain to child support or custody," Meghan said.
She added, "It saddens me that the father of my children would so hostilely and haughtily say I should be worried about money, even during a time of anger. I don’t see that as putting our children first which has and always will be my first priority."
Since the news broke of the Edmonds' split, Jim and their nanny Carly Wilson have both denied they had an affair.
Earlier this year, Jim made the news after he was allegedly caught up in a cheating scandal. In an interview with The Daily Dish the day before he reportedly filed for divorce, she said they were still working through issues from that chapter in their relationship. So, how does she feel about all of that now?
"I wanted to work things out really badly," she told Us Weekly this week. "I had ignored his bad behavior and swept it under the rug for so long but after he sexted, it became impossible for me to continue to do so. Instead of taking accountability, becoming transparent and making sacrifices to heal the hurt he caused me, he went the exact opposite direction and instead became a victim."
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