Meghan King Edmonds is taking a stand against husband Jim Edmonds amid their messy divorce, in which the MLB star has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one of their children’s nannies.
The former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star spoke out Monday, saying she feels Jim, 49, is continuing a pattern of abuse by speaking for her in the press.
“I have to say that when he gave the ‘nice’ interview a few days ago, he was completely speaking for me,” Meghan, 35, 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 was referencing a statement Jim gave last week saying he wanted to “make it right” with his wife, a day after she shared her side of the story in her blog.
In the candid blog post, Meghan revealed more details about Jim’s indiscretions, claiming he had been “drinking and partying with much younger women, including several of our babysitters.”
“I have endured prolific controlling by Jim and it isn’t slowing down,” Meghan told Us. “I’m sick of the abuse and I won’t engage anymore — and I don’t have to.”
She also shut down any speculation that they are working on their marriage, saying, “He is not my mouthpiece, and I believe the facade he presented is false and manipulative to the public while using and taking advantage of me.”
Despite making it seem like he wants to make amends, Jim was the one to file for divorce after Meghan allegedly confronted Jim about taking their nanny, Carly Wilson, to a hockey game, and the cops were called.
No arrests were made after the fight, and Jim has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying Wilson, 22, is “like our own child.”
“My husband has seven children so I don’t understand why or how he’d see a hired childcare provider as an additional child,” Meghan said. “To call her a daughter flagrantly crosses the lines of a professional relationship with respectable boundaries. I understand that to bring a nanny into our home is to embrace them as a member of our family in some ways, but the ‘daughter’ reference is still perplexing.”
The former “Housewives” star made a new allegation, claiming Jim and Wilson once hung out together at a bar until 1:30 a.m. and then proceeded to delete their text message exchanges.
Meghan said it appears to her that Jim was “waiting for an event to happen so he could pull the trigger.”
“Divorce had been discussed as something that could be possible but I truly thought he could change and work through his demons,” she admitted, adding that she had to find a lawyer in a matter of hours. “Divorce never really crossed my mind. He filed so quickly that it seems to me (and others) it had been ready to go.”
Aside from filing, Jim also went on a few social media rants after their argument. One time, he mocked Meghan, saying she be “worried about money” after their split.
“It saddens me that the father of my children would so hostilely and haughtily say I should be worried about money, even during a time of anger,” Meghan said in response. “I don’t see that as putting our children first which has and always will be my first priority.”
Meghan and Jim share three children: Aspen, 2, and 1-year-old twins Hart and Hayes. Meghan also confirmed she signed a prenuptial agreement, but said it does not pertain to “child support or custody.”
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