Meghan King Edmonds broke her silence for the first time on her messy split from husband Jim Edmonds in an interview on Monday, November 4. The former Real Housewives of Orange County star alleged that she had endured "prolific controlling by Jim" and declared that she was "sick of the abuse."
News broke that Meghan, 35, and Jim, 49, had called it quits on October 25. In the days that followed, reports surfaced that Meghan had accused Jim of having an affair with their nanny Carly Wilson. Both Jim and Carly vehemently denied the accusations. Jim spoke out in an interview and expressed his regret over the way their split was playing out, but Meghan claims that he did that in effort to paint himself in a better light.
"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. 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," Meghan told Us Weekly.
She proceeded to call out the former MLB player for making it seem as if they were working together to come to some sort of conclusion about the future of their marriage. "That’s not fair to me. 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. Divorce had been discussed as something that could be possible but I truly thought he could change and work through his demons. 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," she continued.
Meghan also didn't appreciate Jim implying that she needs to be worried about money in the wake of their breakup. "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," she said, noting that they have a prenup but it does not pertain to "child support or custody."
As for their three children, Meghan alleged that they haven't seen their father since he packed his things and left the family home the day after their blowout argument. "He Jim 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," she revealed.
Meghan also refused to take the blame for the allegations about Jim's relationship with the nanny going public. "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?" she said.
Meghan tried her best to work things out after Jim's sexting scandal in June, but she alleged that he didn't take responsibility for his actions and instead chose to flip the situation. "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," she claimed.