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Meghan King and Jim Edmonds in Custody Battle Amid Coronavirus Concerns (REPORT)

The RHOC alums are reportedly battling it out over their three young children.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Meghan King Edmonds and Jim Edmonds are reportedly arguing about the custody of their three kids, twin boys Hart and Hayes and daughter Aspen, in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an insider told Page Six.

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The report claims that Meghan flew their children to California on a Saturday, one day after Jim returned them to The Real Housewives of Orange County alum while Aspen allegedly had a fever. Jim reportedly found out they were in a different state via a FaceTime call.

Jim's rep, Steve Honig, told The Daily Dish via email: "Jim had absolutely no idea Meghan was taking the children, one of whom had a fever, on a plane to Los Angeles. Jim never, ever would have agreed to that. And if a judge signed off on this as Meghan says, Jim would sure like to see a copy of that order.”

The Daily Dish reached out for comment to Meghan and was directed to the statement her rep gave to Page Six.

Meghan's rep told Page Six that "there was no violation whatsoever,” and gave the publication a lengthy statement, noting Jim was recently tested for COVID-19:

“Meghan’s first and only priority has and always will be keeping her children safe. She is confused why Jim’s camp would blow up a non-story that he was completely aware when he is supposedly on his death bed after prolifically posting about his COVID-19 test on Instagram."

The statement continues: "Meghan had a pre-planned trip to take the children to California that had been approved by their Guardian ad Litem and their judge. Jim handed over custody to Meghan 2 days early so he could party in Nashville (the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak at the time) with his 22 year old daughter and his new live-in girlfriend – so Meghan simply took the children to California during her custody which is completely legal per the terms of their temporary custody agreement. Jim clearly has a short memory to bring attention to this."

Her rep added in the statement: "Jim had told Meghan that one of the children had a fever but didn’t have time to take her to the doctor because he wanted to get to partying in Nashville. So Meghan took the child to the doctor where she didn’t have a fever or any kind of infection or virus whatsoever. Also of note, he has not had custody of his other two young children since BEFORE he last had he and Meghan’s three children because it was mutually agreed upon that the children would quarantine in their respective homes where they were when the pandemic struck (on recommendation from their pediatrician). (So why isn’t he complaining about not seeing them?) Therefore it wouldn’t matter if the kids were in California or Missouri because he isn’t seeing any of them."

The statement adds: "Furthermore, since Jim developed coronavirus symptoms 5 days after partying in Nashville it is a blessing that the children have been quarantined with Meghan where she is keeping them safe and entertained. Meghan has never and would never do anything illegal in regards to their children and this circumstance is no different.”

Jim's rep Steve Honing also gave Page Six a statement: “There was never any agreement whatsoever to take the children to California. Jim was completely blindsided and is unaware of any judge signing off on this.”

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