Wilson, 22, is a native of Yakima, Washington, who also spent time growing up in Couer d’Alene in Idaho. In an Instagram post, Wilson denied the allegations of an affair as “completely false.”
Meghan and Jim were married in October 2014. A year later, Meghan joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Jim also occasionally appears in the show. The couple has a daughter who was born in November 2017 and twin boys, who were born in June 2018.
In June 2019, Jim was accused of cheating on Meghan with Jennifer McFelia Villegas. Jim later admitted that he had shared inappropriate text messages with Villegas but denied the pair had any physical relationship.
Heavy.com has reached out to Wilson for comment on his story.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Jim Edmonds Post 9 Photos of Wilson to His Instagram Page a Year Ago
Amid the rumors that Jim had cheated on Meghan, Meghan posted an Instagram selfie in which she said she was “So raw.” When a follower responded with a comment saying, “Judging by Jim’s Instagram, I’m guessing it’s nanny Carly whom he posted NINE photos of 11 months ago. And she has deleted her IG. ?.” Meghan responded with a simple thumbs-up emoji. The user who posted the initial allegation responded by saying, “what a betrayal! And you blogged such wonderful things about her. ?.” There is no proof that Wilson and Jim had a romantic relationship.
The news that Meghan and Jim were about to divorce came just after the couple’s five-year wedding anniversary. Meghan told “The Daily Dish” that the pair were considering going to couple’s counseling. US Weekly reported two days later that Jim had filed for divorce. The gossip magazine noted the allegations that Jim had cheated with the family’s nanny. The report mentioned that the family had four nannies and a live-in au pair.” One of the Edmonds’ family’s nannies is Meghan’s younger cousin, Bridget O’Toole.
A source told US Weekly, “The nanny is someone who has worked for them for years and is like family. During the argument, Meghan called the cops, but nothing came of it. Jim didn’t put his hands on her. The police chalked it up to a verbal dispute. No arrests were made.”
2. Wilson Has Been a Regular Feature on Meghan’s Social Media Page
In February 2018, Meghan posted an Instagram video saying that she was with Aspen and Wilson while noting the trio were having “so much fun.” The Instagram handle used by Wilson at the time, “NannyCarly_,” no longer exists. Wilson was also featured in an Instagram post with Meghan and her children at a music festival in September 2018.
Meghan wrote an extensive blog about Wilson in November 2018 where she wrote that she relied on her nanny more than ever during her 2018 pregnancy. Meghan said her family were better people because of Wilson. Meghan said that Wilson “worked tirelessly” for the family. The blog post concluded with the words, “So Carly, here’s to you. You have stolen a piece of my heart and for you I am grateful.”
3. Wilson Is a Mormon
A still-active Instagram account for Wilson, LiveWithCarlyJ, remains active but has been set to private in the wake of the allegations that Jim had an affair with the family’s nanny. In the bio for that page, Wilson says that she is a 22-year-old Mormon who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. A cached version of that page reveals that Wilson is in a relationship with a man named Eric. The couple have been dating since August 2017 after they first met in church.
Wilson said in a blog post that she grew up in the Mormon church but became lapsed between the ages of 16 and 20 before returning.
Wilson’s closeness with the family was reflected in an Instagram story post she made in June 2019. US Weekly reported at the time that Wilson posted a video showing Hart Edmonds, then 13-months old, tapping his sippy cup against Wilson’s glass and taking a drink. The caption accompanying the video simply read, “Cheers!”
4. Wilson Was a Cheerleader at Eastern Washington University
Wilson maintains a blog about her life named Life With Carly J. In August 2018, Wilson wrote about how she came to nanny for the Edmonds family. Wilson said that she had been a cheerleader at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, in April 2017. Due to her role on the cheerleading squad, Wilson said that she could no longer keep up her gymnastic coaching job, for the 2017/18 school year. Wilson said that she spent the summer desperately applying for jobs at grocery stores and fast-food restaurants.
Wilson then began babysitting for a friend of Meghan King Edmonds’. From there, Wilson then began babysitting for the Edmonds’ family. Eventually, Meghan asked Wilson to become their full-time travel and live-in nanny in St. Louis. Wilson wrote that among the reasons she took the job, quitting college and the cheerleading team, was because she fell in love with Aspen Edmonds. Wilson writes of her decision, “When it came down to it, this was an opportunity to move away from Washington/Idaho where I had spent my whole life. I couldn’t say no.”
Wilson has since deleted that blog post.
5. Wilson Is One of 7 Siblings
Wilson said in a question and answers blog that she is one of seven children. Wilson says she has five brothers and two sisters. Wilson says all of the siblings have the same parents that “they’re crazy.”
That profile, from May 2019, sees Wilson saying that she no longer lives with the Edmonds family and that she is back studying at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis for a bachelor’s in Psychology and Public Relations. Wilson noted in the blog post that she is planning on nannying during her time in college.
Wilson describes herself on her LinkedIn page saying, ” I currently am working towards a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a certificate in Public Relations. I love learning about the development and processes of the human mind. Then I seek to apply that knowledge to create interesting ways to interact with the community around me. I genuinely care for people, their interests, and accepting the challenge to adapt to the differing roles each person requires of me.”