Jim reportedly filed for divorce on Friday, October 25, one day after the couple's fifth wedding anniversary.
The news also comes one day after Meghan exclusively told The Daily Dish that she and Jim had been working on their marriage following the former MLB player's alleged cheating scandal over the summer. "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 [daughter Aspen and Hart's twin brother, Hayes], as well. And so to focus on the two of us as a couple, is really hard," Meghan said. "Today's actually our five-year [wedding] 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 and Jim, who wed in October 2014, faced a difficult time in their marriage when rumors swirled in June that Jim had been unfaithful when she was pregnant with the couple's twin boys in March 2018. “Regrettably, I had a lapse in judgment. I engaged in an inappropriate conversation with this person,” Jim said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time. “At no time was there any type of relationship or physical contact. Absolutely none."
In the wake of the cheating scandal, Meghan had been open about her decision to remain married to Jim, noting to The Daily Dish this week, "It's so easy to just say 'no,' it's harder to work through."
In fact, Meghan seemed optimistic that she and Jim could turn things around in their relationship. "I think people can change — and people screw up and people can change. I'm in no way taking responsibility from him or accountability — and if we were just dating, he would be long gone," she said. "But 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 and Jim share have three children together: daughter Aspen, who turns 3 in November, and 1-year-old twin sons Hart and Hayes. Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County followed their marriage during Seasons 10 through 12.
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