You would think that a famous married athlete caught cheating would bend over backwards to confess to everything so that he can move forward.
But Jim Edmonds swears that he never touched his alleged mistress, claiming that their affair was limited to sexting.
Meghan King Edmonds is explaining why she believes this claim. Among other things ... she says that the woman was just too darn ugly. Wow.
"We’re still married, we’re still together, we’re not separated," Meghan King Edmonds makes extremely clear to The Daily Mail this week.
"I know my engagement ring is well known!" she acknowledges. "I’m still wearing it. I’ve never stopped wearing it."
"We’re in the family home," Meghan details. "We’re in the same bed."
"We’re not having therapy," she notes. "We’re talking."
Some would suggest a little of both but hey, whatever works.
Meghan then delves into why, despite her obvious distress over her husband's scandal, the other woman's character played a role in her reaction.
"This woman is a con artist," Meghan characterizes. "She’s gone after so many baseball players."
"She was out to get some money and she got it, then she was on to the next one,” she assessed.
“It was a baiting kind of thing," Meghan describes. "She would do that and move on. Believe me, I am still mad at him."
"But once I figured that out, what she was like," she adds. "I was able to pull our family together. It actually made it more bearable."
Meghan and Jim are not a family unto themselves, of course.
The famous couple shares a daughter, 2-year-old Aspen.
They also have a pair of twin sons, Hayes and Hart, who are each 13 months old.
Meghan is the first to admit that Jim's scandal did not take place in a vacuum.
She reveals that the children "picked up on the anxiety in the house."
"I’m an open book," Meghan says. "And I think it is important to be open and honest with the whole family."
"But," she adds, she only wanted to so so "on an age-appropriate level."
"With my daughter, when we would say our nightly prayers," Meghan says, she would tentatively address the topic.
According to Meghan: "I said to her, ‘We need to pray for Mommy and Daddy that we learn to love each other so, so much again.'"
"'Because we do love each other so, so much and we need to learn it again because we are so, so sad right now,'" Meghan recalls.
That's a hell of a lot of pressure to put on a two year old. As Meghan admits: "That was hard."
So why is she so confident that none of Jim's cheating took place in person?
"The second I saw her photo I saw she was disgusting,” Meghan describes of Jennifer McFelia Villegas.
“I knew he would never touch her," she says. "That helped me. Then I knew it was just a sexting thing."
"The pics she sent him were all highly filtered," Meghan reveals. "And she had sunglasses on, body parts were altered."
"It was all very sex-related," she notes.
Last month, Villegas issued an apology of sorts.
"All my relationships have involved two consenting adults," she affirmed.
"I made a poor decision to enter a relationship with a married man," Villegas acknowledged. "And for that I am sorry."
“I am no saint," she stated. "My past includes two DUIs and for that I am deeply remorseful and I’ve learned from my mistakes."
Villegas concluded: "My life today is completely devoted to my relationship with God and my daughter."