Meghan King Edmonds is breaking her silence yet again in her first interview following her split from estranged husband, Jim Edmonds.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County star is telling her side of the story in a new interview with Us Weekly.
As we all know, on October 25th, Jim filed for divorce from Meghan after 5-years of marriage. This came after Meghan privately accused Jim and their nanny, Carly Wilson, of having an affair. Both Jim and Carly have denied this accusation.
Following Meghan and Jim’s split, a media firestorm erupted, which ended with Meghan breaking her silence in a statement on her blog.
Jim then released a statement saying how he was “saddened tremendously” that Meghan was hurting.
“I have to say that when he gave the ‘nice’ interview a few days ago, he was completely speaking for me. At that time, I had not exchanged one text message with him, and I have still not spoken to him on the phone,” Meghan reveals.
Adding that since the split, she’s tried to keep things “calm, consistent, routine-based and light” at her home.
The former OC Housewife also reveals that she’s tired of Jim’s abuse and refuses to engage any longer.
“I have endured prolific controlling by Jim, and it isn’t slowing down. Even when I make an unassuming post on Instagram, he hurls insults at me for a battery of made-up indiscretions. I’m sick of the abuse, and I won’t engage anymore — and I don’t have to.”
Meanwhile, Meghan says she also took major issue with Jim’s statement because it made it sound like she had agreed to try and make their relationship work, which she had not.
“That’s not fair to me,” Meghan insists. “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.”
In his statement, Jim said he is “hoping for some peace, normalcy, and the ability to move forward in a healthy, happy direction for every single person involved.”
Jim also said that he loves his family “and will make it right again.”
However, Meghan says that won’t be easy, especially considering she was blindsided by their divorce and found out about it online.
“Divorce had been discussed as something that could be possible, but I truly thought he could change and work through his demons,” she says. “Divorce never really crossed my mind. I had to find a divorce lawyer in a matter of hours. He filed so quickly that it seems to me (and others) it had been ready to go, and he just was waiting for an event to happen so he could pull the trigger.”
Meghan further addressed the drama surrounding her split from Jim, including his comments about money, their prenup as well as claims made by his daughter Hayley Edmonds.
On her prenup and Jim’s claims she should be worried about money:
“I did sign a prenup, but it doesn’t pertain to child support or custody,” Meghan reveals.
“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. I don’t see that as putting our children first, which has and always will be my first priority.”
On Jim saying Nanny Carly is like a daughter to him:
“I thought the point of a nanny is for them to act as if our children are her surrogate children while we are away, so his statement describing her as a daughter was confusing to me. My husband has seven children, so I don’t understand why or how he’d see a hired childcare provider as an additional child. 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.”
On Carly’s Instagram post denying the affair with Jim:
“I only ever privately alleged that Carly and my husband had an inappropriate relationship. It was Carly, Jim, and Jim’s daughter Hayley who repeated references such ‘allegations’ in the media and blew up this story. This is the very first time I have spoken to the media in the wake of this devastating scandal. Also, is it kind to secretly hang out with your boss’ husband at a bar until 1:30 a.m. and then delete all texts between the two of you? Is that putting my children first?”
On her stepdaughter Hayley’s comments and interview:
“This was just plain sad to me. When Hayley’s mom was alive, we had a wonderful relationship, and her mother gave me permission to get Hayley through high school. I enrolled Hayley in school in St. Louis, and she lived with us, and when she wanted to move back to California, I moved back with her. She lived with me, and I enrolled her in high school there. Jimmy has said in the past that the only reason she has her diploma is due to my efforts.”
On her drama with Jim’s mom:
“Jim’s mom has her own set of demons, and when Jim sexted on me, I emotionally unloaded on her for not nurturing her baby son so many years ago. There are many reasons for me arriving at this conclusion. I blamed his mom for part of Jim’s demons that led to his cheating on me. It wasn’t fair of me to do, but this is what Hayley is referring to.”
On telling Aspen about the split and her custody situation with Jim:
“I had to quickly come up with a way to tell Aspen we are getting divorced when Jim cleared out his closet the day after he told me he was leaving. (Meanwhile, I took our children to Baby Shark Live with my sister because Jim didn’t want to go). He did this because he had his assistant call me and pretend to offer laundry help for me and when I declined and asked she please not come to my house until things simmer down, she showed up at my house 10 minutes later with Jim. I had already left. Anyway, Jim hasn’t asked about how I told her or how she took the news. In fact, I don’t think it’s occurred to him that seeing his empty closet could scar our toddler. “
As for the custody situation, Meghan says, “He hasn’t seen them since he left me — in no part due to any reluctance on my part — but hopefully, he will see them soon. In true toddler fashion, Aspen is especially concerned with her broken iPad (he reported it stolen, so it’s wiped clean and unable to be reactivated except by the person who activated it originally which is Jim) and she can’t use it anymore but I kind of like that she has to make creative fun. The twins are unaware anything happened.”
“Well, it seems that even if Kelly was wrong at the time, it happened eventually. Now I am doubting most of his commitment during our relationship, so perhaps, sadly, she was spot on.”
On moving past Jim’s sexting scandal:
“I wanted to work things out really badly. I had ignored his bad behavior and swept it under the rug for so long, but after he sexted, it became impossible for me to continue to do so. Instead of taking accountability, becoming transparent, and making sacrifices to heal the hurt he caused me, he went the exact opposite direction and instead became a victim.”
Meanwhile, Jim is letting it be known that he has every intention of moving into the “dream home” he and Meghan have been building for the last several years.
On Instagram, Jim shared several photos of construction at the house and revealed that he’s pushing the builders to finish ASAP so he can move in.
The Real Housewives of Orange County air Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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Source: Us Weekly