Jim Edmonds Says Being Married to Meghan King Was ‘Abusive’

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Getty Meghan King-Edmonds in 2019

In a June 23, 2020, Instagram post, Jim Edmonds revealed that his marriage to former Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds was “loveless and abusive.” According to Us Weekly, the couple split in October 2019 after a five-year marriage, after the former St. Louis Cardinals star was accused of being unfaithful to wife Meghan King-Edmonds.

In the Instagram post, Jim Edmonds praised his new girlfriend, Kortnie O’Connor, showing off pictures of her. In the caption he wrote, “If it wasn’t for this girl, I don’t think I would be here right now. She showed up in my life just at the right time. Amazing that her taking a chance on a plus one weekend to Mexico pulled me out of my hole and changed my life forever. I was in such a dark place; one that I didn’t think could happen to me. I was going through hell ending a loveless and abusive relationship.” 

Jim Edmonds continued, “The lies and accusations that followed the breakup only put me deeper into a funk. Along came this beautiful woman by chance, who lit up my world and brought me back to life. I’m very grateful for my amazing friends, children and this amazing woman for making me a better person and father. #reallife.”

The couple shares three children together: Aspen King Edmonds, Hart Edmonds, and Hayes Edmonds. Meghan King-Edmonds shared her fertility journey extensively during her time on The Real Housewives of Orange County

Edmonds New Girlfriend is The Woman They Supposedly Had a Threesome With

Bravo’s Daily Dish revealed that in the January 20, 2020 episode of Meghan King-Edmond’s Intimate Knowledge podcast, she alleged that the couple had a threesome with Kortnie O’Connor. King-Edmonds claimed that O’Connor was her friend that they had a threesome with when they were newlyweds. At the time of this podcast, Jim Edmonds was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with O’Connor.

In response, Jim Edmonds shared a statement to People stating: “I am tired of the lies for publicity,” he said. “I filed for divorce over 90 days ago. Meghan has filed as well. The marriage is and has been over. I was invited to a surprise birthday party this weekend for one of my best friends and decided to bring a date. There is no affair going on here. It has been a plus one for the weekend. The woman I am in Cabo with is not her friend. They have not spoken in over three years.”

In the podcast episode, King-Edmonds said that the threesome was a “one-time thing.” However, Jim Edmonds claims otherwise. “As far as threesomes go, there were more than a few initiated by Meghan and only Meghan. Recently, I have learned that she carried on with a few of these women without me being present. Would that not be considered cheating? How can she have a podcast talking about intimacy and relationships when she has neither?” Edmonds stated to People. 

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I’m sick of the ABUSE. Here’s MY TRUTH. #LinkInBio

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Meghan King-Edmonds Also Has a New Boyfriend

Jim Edmonds isn’t the only one with a new girlfriend–Meghan King-Edmonds also has a new boyfriend following the split. According to E! Online, King-Edmonds is dating entrepreneur Christian Schauf.

In a June 17 post on her blog, King-Edmonds shared an update on her life, including the story of how she and Schauf met.

“Christian and I connected via one of these dating apps and did the whole “quarantine dating” thing with lots of FaceTiming but I never thought it would go anywhere since he lives in Utah and I live in St Louis and work in Los Angeles – but what the hell, it was quarantine and I wasn’t physically seeing anyone anyway… until we did.” King-Edmonds wrote.

King-Edmonds continued, “After 2 COVID-free tests and much vetting through a close mutual friend, Nancy Anderson, we had the most unusual first date IRL: a masked airport pickup (reading this back makes it sound very, very creepy but I promise it was safe, just strange – similar to life these days). Our first dates were on FaceTime, going on hikes, and pouring our own cocktails.  It wasn’t until weeks into our dating relationship when we finally went to a coffee shop, got a drink at a bar, and ordered a meal at a restaurant – this order felt a little backwards and old-fashioned to us but it also made us feel more deeply connected.”

In the blog post, King-Edmonds also revealed that the tabloids broke the news that the two were dating before they were even “official.”

“That was a weird conversation: “So Christian, um, the tabloids say I’m your girlfriend, sooooo, like, ummm, am I?” I MEAN talk about feeling like you’re a prepubescent girl who’s about 3 inches tall with her tail between her legs – NOT COOL, folks!” King-Edmonds wrote,  “And can I stress how thankful I am that this whole “boyfriend” thing broke with Christian: someone who could handle the surge of media attention and also someone I truly cherish.  So the answer to that cringeworthy “will you be my boyfriend” question was “YES” followed by a lot of laughs as we reflected on the awesome nature under which this question arose… we felt like we should be on The Bachelor with full glam and cameras surrounding us, not makeup free driving down the open road on the way to Grand Teton National Park.  Those people in the tabloids didn’t feel like “us.”

King-Edmonds and Schauf are currently together in Utah.

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