‘RHOC’ Alum Meghan King Edmonds Is ‘Sick of the Abuse’ from Jim Edmonds
Meghan King Edmonds is going through a public divorce which can be extremely stressful. The former star of The Real Housewives of Orange County is breaking her silence about her struggles with her estranged husband. In the candid interview, King Edmonds showcases the emotional abuse she’s been enduring.
Meghan King Edmonds speaks out
In her first press interview following her blog post where she opened up about her separation, King Edmonds gets real about her situation. The former RHOC star is talking after her estranged husband gave an interview where he made it seem they were working things out.
“I have to say that when he gave the ‘nice’ interview a few days ago, he was completely speaking for me,” King Edmonds told Us Weekly. “At that time I had not exchanged one text message with him and I have still not spoken to him on the phone.”
The reality star feels that Jim is trying to control her via his statements to the press, something she is not willing to put up with anymore.
“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 added.
Working things out
King Edmonds and Jim were public about their marriage struggles earlier this year. He was caught sexting another woman and agreed to work things out but he wasn’t committed anymore.
“I wanted to work things out really badly. 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,” she told Us Weekly. “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.”
Although King Edmonds did sign a prenup it doesn’t pertain to “child support or custody” of the children. The television personality also said that the former MLB player has not seen the children since he left her.
“He hasn’t seen them since he left me — in no part due to any reluctance on my part — but hopefully, he will see them soon. In true toddler fashion, Aspen is especially concerned with her broken iPad (he reported it stolen so it’s wiped clean and unable to be reactivated except by the person who activated it originally which is Jim) and she can’t use it anymore but I kind of like that she has to make creative fun. The twins are unaware [of] anything happened.”
Jim Edmonds releases statement
King Edmonds’ reaction was due in part of what he said publicly about their divorce. He claimed to be “emotionally exhausted” from all the media coverage their split had caused.
“The last couple [of] years have been rough on my wife and me for many reasons. Marriage is difficult but add three small children under three, two adolescent children, two adult children, building a house and two busy, hard-working spouses and the stress of living our lives in the public eye,” Jim said in a statement to Us Weekly.
Jim also said he was tremendously saddened that his wife was hurt and attributed their marital woes to the lack of “quality time” together.
“I’m removing myself and all of my family from this unnecessary publicity that I obviously have never quite enjoyed. I have way too much love for my wife and kids for this to happen and it’s time for us to get back to the private life we used to live. Meghan is a truly special woman who my kids are so fortunate to have as their mother,” Jim added.
The drama between these two is only getting started and is sure to pick up steam when the actual divorce settlement starts.