Meghan King is looking forward to the day she finalizes her divorce from her estranged husband, Jim Edmonds.
However, that doesn’t mean she’s not feeling a rollercoaster of emotions about the big day.
“I think [it’ll be] a combination of [feeling] free mixed with being scared because I’ll be, like, totally on my own,” the former Real Housewives of Orange County star told Us Weekly on Thursday, April 8. “I won’t have [Edmonds’ medical insurance], and that kind of scares me because that’s a big expense.”
She notes that the pros of finalizing her divorce outweigh the cons.
“[I’ll be free from] that huge energetic ball and chain that was holding me back,” she continued. “It’s gone, and now I can go and live my life and change my name legally, officially. And be with someone [new] as a single woman.”
As for when she will finalize her divorce from Jim, Meghan reveals she’s closer than ever signing her final divorce papers. She also reveals she’s so thankful that her divorce didn’t play out while on reality TV.
“Can you imagine? TV gold right there at my expense, but no, thank you,” she said. “I regret some of the decisions that I made to be as public [with the divorce] as I was. I think there’s ebbs and flows in the … progression of a divorce and as the kids age and [with] co-parenting and moving on and all that … I’m really hopeful that, you know, time heals everything.”
Speaking of her former marriage, Meghan confesses that her three children, daughter Aspen, 4, and 2-year-old twins, Hart and Hayes, have no recollection of her and Jim as a couple.
“They don’t even remember when we were together,” Meghan said. “They have no idea.”
“I’ll show them pictures when they were babies and how he’s with me. And they’re just totally mind blown,” she continued. “It’s like that emoji with the head exploding, like, ‘You and dad were in the same room?’”
She also reveals that she and Jim haven’t been in the same room together since their split in October 2019.
“It’s just not usual. Typically, like, the kids aren’t, you know, they’re going to, like, go run and play in the playroom or something,” she notes.
When it comes to co-parenting with Jim, Meghan admits, “It’s a struggle.”
“It’s a common theme among parents who are co-parenting. If you’re co-parenting well then, I don’t know, maybe she just [should’ve] stayed married or something,” she said. “That’s how I see it, I guess. Or you’re just, like, a very evolved soul and a wonderful person. But I don’t think that my co-parenting relationship has reached that level of evolution.”
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.