“I do care what people think, but I am starting to realize that the people who are commenting are Housewives fans and then I was portrayed a little different, and that’s fine because that’s not me, that’s not my reality, that was not even my show, I just happen to be on it,” Jim explained on the August 27 episode of SiriusXM’s The Highway. “Their idea, what I was told by Terry Dubrow right away, they’re gonna make you look bad because if your wife doesn’t perform, they’ve got something to fall back on … which is you two arguing. So I kind of accepted that.”
Jim and Meghan starred on seasons 10 through 12 of RHOC. Although after their first season on the show, Jim only made sporadic and brief appearances on the show.
The former MLB star went on to say that RHOC producers and editors made him look like he didn’t care at all by splicing scenes together.
“It was really funny because what they did, they spliced stuff so bad,” Jim revealed. “They would show me, I was waiting for my [Meghan] to come downstairs, I’m sitting on the couch on my phone I’m just flipping through it, and she comes downstairs, and I put it down, and she asks me something like a hot topic, and they slice it back to me on my phone, which I was on my phone thirty minutes prior to her coming down the stairs. … They make you look like you don’t care and all that.”
Despite feeling like he was inaccurately portrayed on RHOC, Jim admits he enjoyed the ride.
Jim says being on Bravo was a “great experience.” Adding that he made “some good friends” and some “really fun enemies,” including Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd.
“The first year was a blast, then the second year the ratings were kind of up in the air, they were kind of like ‘Hey if you fight more …’” he explained. “And then the third year, Kelly came on, and she just went straight for the jugular, and I was like, it felt like now people are coming on to these shows with so much background that they already know that they need to fight and go along the bad person’s side to get publicity and for them to stay on.”
With that said, would Jim ever return to reality TV? According to him, yes, but he has one major requirement.
“Someone asked me yesterday if I would ever do a show again, and I said, ‘Yes if I had creative control,’” he said. “I like my life now. I spent a lot of time with my friends, and I have an amazing woman in my life with Kortnie, and we’re having a blast. I built a house, and all of my kids are comfy and here in St. Louis, and it couldn’t be better right now. I’m really starting over and enjoying my life.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020 or early 2021.
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Source: Us Weekly