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Meghan King Edmonds Reflects on Ex Jim Edmond’s Cheating Allegations: “Why Did It Happen?”

The RHOC mom said her ex's cheating allegations "definitely put a strain" on their marriage. 

By Michelle Regalado
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Several months after her divorce, Meghan King Edmonds is getting real about ex-husband Jim Edmond’s cheating scandal. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum, who moved into a long-term rental in Los Angeles after the split, opened up about dealing with the infidelity allegations, saying, “It definitely put a strain on our marriage.”

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In a recent episode of her podcast Intimate Knowledge, Meghan discussed what she defines as cheating. “My ex had a sexting situation while we were married. I consider that cheating,” she told co-hosts Brooke Burke and Lila Darville.

The RHOC mom of three candidly discussed the devastating impact of the affair, which took place while she was pregnant with twin boys.“It didn’t feel good. I know that it definitely put a strain on our marriage,” she said.

Since confirming their divorce back in October, both Meghan and Jim have taken steps to establish new, separate homes for their kids. While Jim moved into the expansive St. Louis property that the former couple had been building for years, Meghan returned to California to settle into her new digs.

But even as she works to move on and put the past behind her, Meghan says she couldn’t help but contemplate, “Why did it happen? Did I have a role in it?”

“Really, I just want to be like, ‘Screw you,’ and place all the blame and cry and kick and scream,” she said on the show. Meghan also explained that she finds it “very simple and easy to stay loyal” in a relationship, making her ex’s alleged transgressions that much more difficult for her to face.

“This is a value of mine — I have enough integrity and self-love that if I feel a desire to stray outside of the marriage, I’m going to communicate that with my partner and do it in the right way and the respectful way,” she said. “That has never been a problem for me. It’s just very easy, black and white for me.”

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Meghan has opened about her personal life on her podcast. Earlier this month, she also revealed what she’s looking for in a future relationship, stating, "I just want a partner who is supporting me and isn't jealous or trying to suppress. Someone who grows with me instead of staying stagnant at a certain place. To me, that's intimacy.”

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