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Meghan King Edmonds Finally Speaks out Following Reports of Divorce, Cheating Rumors
"My children should not reap the karma of my personal situations," the RHOC alum said in a statement.
In the days after a report surfaced that Jim Edmonds was filing for a divorce from Meghan King Edmonds, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum didn't directly address the divorce news or the rumors that he cheated on her with their nanny, Carly Wilson (both Jim and Carly deny that allegation). But now, she's taken to her blog to discuss the news of their split, as well as the talk about her estranged husband's alleged infidelity.
In a lengthy and emotional blog post titled "Broken," she discussed whether she believes her husband did have an affair with their nanny.
"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 (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?" she said, referring to photos taken of Jim and Carly at a hockey game and at the gym.
On Friday, October 25, a report surfaced about Jim filing for divorce from the former Real Housewife. Meghan learned about the news in the media, she confirmed in her blog post.
"Last Friday — the same day I confronted Jim and one of our babysitters — I got a call from a reporter, telling me he had a story and was releasing it. 'What?! He’s divorcing me?!' This is the first I had heard of it. Ten minutes later it was all over the world wide web. Two points for me: I’ve now found out that my husband cheated on me (re: the sexting scandal) AND that he was divorcing me via the tabloids. (Turn knife in heart a little more.) I called my speed-dial lawyers: my dad, my best friend, and my cousin. 'Check Casenet! I read that Jimmy is divorcing me!' They couldn’t find anything. How did this tabloid have so much personal information? How did it know Jim had filed for divorce? Information that – to my knowledge – only Jim and his lawyer were privy to," she wrote. "Once again, the tabloids knew more about my marriage than I did."
Referencing a make-up free selfie she posted of herself following the news breaking, she explained why she is now speaking out in a more direct manner. "I have largely kept mum on this until now. I posted a selfie captioned 'so raw' and I did a thumbs up emoji under a comment stating 'Judging by Jim’s Instagram, I’m guessing it’s Nanny Carly whom he posted NINE photos of 11 months ago.' But I NEVER made one public statement, allegation, accusation, or otherwise," she said. "Let’s get that REAL STRAIGHT."
She continued, "I’m disgusted by what has surfaced in the media. I love my husband and I’m devastated that our marriage is being broken up in the ugliest and messiest way. I am sad that members of Jim’s family are reveling in our demise. And I am saddest for the children. My step kids, Landon and Sutton, have lost a stepmother whom they love and will have to endure another divorce and broken home in their short lifetime. And my three babies who will likely never remember their parents being married."
She added, "I haven’t said anything to the media because I believe some things need to be kept private (the irony of being an influencer and saying this is not lost on me). But I feel as if my hand has been forced."
Meghan, who has focused her time on her three kids with Jim — Aspen, who turns 3 in November, and 1-year-old twin sons Hart and Hayes — since the split made headlines, added, "I am broken for my family. 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."