The woman at the other end of Jim Edmonds’ inappropriate text messages has been identified.
Jim’s “baseball madame” is none other than Jennifer McFelia Villegas, who has an alleged history with multiple professional athletes.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County couple‘s world was recently rocked when AllAboutTheTEA.com, published text messages allegedly sent from Jim to his mistress, now identified as Jennifer McFelia Villegas. The site also claims that Jim sent clips of himself masturbating. Said videos are said to have been sent on the same day his wife gave birth to their twin sons.
“I only blame my husband for his actions: he made the choice to betray my trust and jeopardize our marriage,” the former Bravo star tells Us Weekly. “His recklessness also allowed this woman to profit from my heartbreak — but now that her name is out there, she won’t be able to shake down any other families as I rebuild mine.”
As for Villegas, she released a statement to AllAboutTheTea and addressed some of the accusations.
“I want to make a few things very clear — I never set anyone up, blackmailed anyone nor have I attempted to ruin anyone’s family. All my relationships have involved two consenting adults. I made a poor decision to enter a relationship with a married man, and for that I am sorry,” she said in the statement. “I am no saint. My past includes two DUIs and for that, I am deeply remorseful and I’ve learned from my mistakes. My life today is completely devoted to my relationship with God and my daughter.”
However, Jim Edmonds isn’t the first professional athlete Villegas has contacted and attempted to seduce.
A former wife of an MLB players claims that Villegas attempted to contact her then husband.
“My husband was a minor league player at the time and was on the road in Tennessee and she was at a game and somehow the two of them connected and exchanged phone numbers and contact information,” she tells Us. “She said that she worked at Under Armor and said she’d give him and his teammates apparel, would send them gear. … I got a Facebook message from a friend of hers, asking if I was still with my ex-husband.”
While her then-husband denied known Villegas the truth came out when she found her ex on a three-way call with the “baseball madam.”
“They were having a conversation and I was the third caller, the third person, and ended up having to catch him red-handed,” she claims. “It’s one of those things where you wake up every day and it’s on your mind and it’s one of those things that I didn’t know if I could get over. We separated five years after this happened and then finally divorced. I’ve wondered, too, over the years if they’ve been back in touch.”
She adds: “This is not just a jersey chaser who is impressed by a potential big name athlete and wants to sleep with him. … It was a whole mastermind manipulation scheme.”
A second source says that Villegas has been contacting baseball players since 2003.
“She will find a way to get around players who like to go out and cling to the ones that converse with her,” the second source claims.
Meanwhile, a third source, who is a former MLB player, says Villegas reached out to him in late 2016 via direct message on Instagram.
“She’s known around the baseball world,” he tells Us. “I fell for it. Other people have fallen for it. There’s other people that have talked to her. She used to call me when she was talking to some dude from Cincinnati.”
The athlete also alleges that Villegas threatened to contact his now fiance after he ended their relationship.
“I threatened her multiple times that I was going to get harassment charges on her if she keeps contacting me,” he explains. “If I didn’t answer the phone, she would keep calling until I did. … It’s an absolute nightmare. To be honest with you, I wouldn’t force my worst enemy to have to deal with that.”
A fourth source says that MLB security has been “notified many times about this woman, but has failed to take action.” Yet, a fifth source insists that the organization did step in regarding Villegas in the past.
“[The MLB] did receive reports regarding the woman in question from 2008 and 2012, but they have not heard about an incident involving her since 2012. They had contact with her to stop certain conduct,” the fifth insider reveals, even claiming that Villegas has been “banned from individual parks.”
Villegas has also had her fair share of run-ins with the law. In 2012, she was arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia. In 2016, she was accused of leaving “her infant daughter in her car … with no supervision.” As a result, she was fined $500, agreed to 12 months of probation, and was ordered to complete parenting courses and life skills classes.
Meghan and Jim tied the knot in October 2014. They are parents of 2-year-old daughter Aspen and 12-month-old twin sons, Hart and Hayes.
The couple appeared on the Real Housewives of Orange County from seasons 10 thru 12.