It’s no secret that Meghan King Edmonds loves to investigate. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star made herself famous when she investigated and exposed Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ fake cancer scam.
In recent months Meghan found herself investigating her own husband, Jim Edmonds, following his sexting scandal which broke in June of this year.
“After the Jennifer Villegas thing, she got more suspicious after that. It wasn’t like this before that,” the source explains of Jim’s inappropriate sexting relationship with the baseball madame while Meghan was pregnant with their twin sons.
Four months after the scandal broke, Jim and Meghan ended their 5-year marriage when Jim shockingly filed for divorce. Meghan quickly accused Jim of having an affair with their children’s 22-year-old nanny Carly Wilson.
“She called one of the nannies and she was certain that Jim was messing with one of them,” the source tells Us Weekly, pointing out that Jim recently went to a hockey game with his friends and Carly. “They hung out with another nanny after the game.”
“Meghan said she was pretty sure that this was the nanny who was sleeping with Jim. The nanny was like, ‘Jim is older than my dad, no way,’” the source continues. “Meghan wasn’t dissuaded and threatened the nanny that she would call the cops if the nanny ever talked to them or their kids. Meghan also said she was going to make sure that everyone knew it was this nanny that was sleeping with Jim. Meghan had a list of questions she asked the nanny about her relationship with Jim and how often they spent time together.”
The former RHOC star spent time “sleuthing” the social media accounts of her four nannies after she “requested to follow” them all.
“Meghan [previously] only followed two of the staff members – a nanny and an au pair,” the source notes. “Meghan requested all of the text messages between the nanny and Jim. Meghan warned the nanny not to contact Jim.”
Meanwhile, Jim’s 22-year-old daughter Hayley Edmonds slammed her stepmother in a new interview.
“I’ve been waiting for it. For probably … three years?” Hayley told Us Weekly. “I think it’s impossible to be happy with someone so…I don’t know if I would say narcissistic but, she, like, creates her own problems and loves conflict and things like that. The selfishness is miserable for anyone to be around, let alone to be married to her. My whole family has grown closer because we have all had to stay silent in hopes to protect my dad and no one can do it anymore.”
Hayley appeared on season 10 of the Real Housewives of Orange County with her dad and Meghan when she moved in with the newly married couple while her mom, LeAnn Horton, battled cancer.
“I will say I didn’t look the best when I was on the show, but I got so much scrutiny from the way that she portrayed me like I was stupid and I didn’t care about anything,” Hayley said about her time on RHOC. “In reality, like, I dropped out of high school to take care of my sick mother and she came in and completely manipulated me to get on the show and told me I was making it harder on my mom to be there and I was giving her anxiety and I needed to live with Meghan and give my mom less stress.”
Unlike her relationship with Meghan, Hayley says she has a great relationship with her dad’s second wife, Allison Jayne Raski.
“I have a good relationship with Allison and her husband, my sister and I both do. The way Meghan treats my dad’s mom is disgusting. And we’ve all just had to sit quietly and I’m just done with it,” Hayley said while also claiming that Meghan blocked her grandmother on Instagram. “It’s a bummer. Because my grandma just wants to see pictures of her grandkids and she had to get them sent to her every day. It just really bummed her out. That really sucks.”
Hayley calls Meghan’s allegations that her dad cheated with nanny Carly “disturbing.”
“They’re family! They are around every day and they care about those kids and they care about my dad because he’s just like … they want to help him,” Hayley insisted. “They’re just young girls that are just trying to work and be positive and be happy and enjoy their job. And the way she stepped over the line is just completely disrespectful and it’s just absurd.”
She continued, “Especially the way that she treated Carly is mind-blowing to me because she holds herself to very high moral standards and she is a great girl who moved to St. Louis across the country because she loves those kids. And it’s just I mean absolutely ludicrous I would say. I can’t even … I keep saying I’m shocked, but I’m not surprised at the way that she goes after people so ruthlessly.”
More importantly, Hayley wants everyone to see her dad’s side of the story because he’s a “great person.”
“I think this whole publicity thing with Meghan just ruined his reputation and it’s really sad to see because he was an amazing athlete and he held himself to morally high standards and just a great guy so it sucks to see. … Finally, I’m hoping he’ll put himself first and be happy and be able to be a dad again. And I’m stoked that I can have my dad fully back and not have to tiptoe around [Meghan].” Hayley concluded. “Everyone that cares about him is proud that he finally took the leap of leaving her. It really just pisses me off … She’s got the following and she has the public. We’ve always been a really private family. None of us wanted any of this. We all just want to live our own lives.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.