The former Real Housewives of Orange County star began dating Schauf in Spring 2020 amid her divorce from estranged husband, Jim Edmonds. Jim and Meghan called it quits in October 2019 after five years of marriage. The two exes share three children – Aspen, 3, and twin sons Hayes and Hart, 2.
Now, Meghan reveals that she’s dating someone new in St. Louis.
“I was kind of dating, but then the [coronavirus] pandemic hit when I was starting to date. … Then I’m dating in St. Louis, and that is a little bit more awkward,” Meghan tells Us Weekly. “When the guy comes to the front door, I’m like, ‘OK, do you come to the front door? Or do I allow you to be a gentleman, or do I hide my kids? Do I wait until they’re already asleep? How does this work?’”
Meghan admits she doesn’t have her dating and family life “balance” figured out perfectly yet but says she is “going to try to shield” her three kids from meeting her new beaus.
“But also, a part of me says, ‘Look, this is Mommy’s life.’ … I’m not going to have just a revolving door and make that a priority, my number one priority in my life,” she adds. “I feel like to hide it from my children is hiding a part of what they are experiencing, even peripherally, as part of their reality. I don’t want to do that either.”
“I’ve started telling my daughter I’m going on dates when I go out with my girlfriends too so that she doesn’t think of going on a date is just I’m leaving her for a boy,” the Bravo alum says. “I want her to think I’m just going out at night with a friend.”
As for the dating pool in St. Louis, Meghan says the options are slim compared to Los Angeles.
“It’s a little bleaker,” she jokes. “The men overall are not quite as interesting, in my opinion, but there’s definitely upsides. They are more; I would say, true to themselves, more family-oriented. There’s definitely pros and cons, which is all the reasons I love St. Louis and all the reasons I hate St. Louis, and vice-versa with L.A. I need to find that guy who’s the perfect mix of the St. Louis values with the L.A. attitude.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm EST on Bravo.
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