As a former Major League Basbell player, Jim Edmonds knows that sometimes you need to step out of the batter’s box and take a breath.
You need to collect yourself in order to re-focus and better assess the situation at hand.
For all intents and purposes, this is now what Jim is also trying to do when it comes to his ongoing divorce drama.
As has been well-documented at this point, Jim filed to divorce Meghan Edmonds on Friday, October 25.
He did so a day after the couple got into a gigantic argument because The Real Housewives of Orange County believed her husband had been sleeping with their nanny, a 22-year old named Carly Wilson.
In the days since, Wilson has denied this allegation.
And so has Jim, in very harsh terms, dragging his estranged wife hard for daring to say such a thing.
But now Jim seems to have stepped back and realized that perhaps everyone involved has been a little too hot and bothered over the past week or so.
"I would like to make this statement," Jim now tells Us Weekly.
“After what has been one of the most emotionally exhausting sleepless five days of my life resulting from a combination of anger, embarrassment, trying to understand, sadness to simply flat."
He goes on to sound a far less bitter tone, even offering up multiple compliments for Meghan.
"The last couple years have been rough on my wife and me for many reasons," he wrote, adding:
"Marriage is difficult but add three small children under three, two adolescent children, two adult children, building a house and two busy, hard-working spouses and the stress of living our lives in the public eye.
"At times we are exhausted and feel our life has become one of distrust, kids, work, house, sleep and repeat."
Meghan and Jim are parents to a two-year old girl named Aspen and 16-month old twins named Hayes and Hart.
The latter has tragically been diagnosed with irreversible brain damage.
This is where Jim showed extreme sympathy for Meghan; even an understanding of what she’s been going through, not long after jumping on Instagram to trash his wife.
Here is the next section from Jim’s new statement:
It saddens me tremendously that my wife is hurt.
After having a few days to digest the situation, I realize that something that occurred in a split second spiraled out of control with no way to stop it.
We were both separately surprised to find out that the media had received details of our private situation without our knowledge.
Meghan made a mention of this same issue on her blog entry from yesterday — explaining how taken aback she was when a certain tabloid started writing about her divorce and all these cheating allegations.
Even though she hadn’t said a word in public about either until she absolutely had to share her side of the story.
Continued Jim in his latest message:
"We both carry an extremely large load and most of our issues could have been worked out if we had more more time for us.
"With our busy careers and the addition of our son’s medical needs, we were lacking quality time together."
And, with this, Jim concluded that he’s going to remove himself from this troublesome narrative:
I’m removing myself and all of my family from this unnecessary publicity that I obviously have never quite enjoyed.
I have way too much love for my wife and kids for this to happen and it’s time for us to get back to the private life we used to live.
Meghan is a truly special woman who my kids are so fortunate to have as their mother.
Hoping for some peace, normalcy, and the ability to move forward in a healthy, happy direction for every single person involved. I love my family and will make it right again.
Does this mean Jim will rescind his divorce paperwork? We have no idea.
But he probably feels a lot better now that Meghan has admitted she doesn’t think Jim did sleep with this nanny after all; she just thinks the two got a little too close for comfort.
"I am broken for my family. I am buried in despair. I cry at the drop of a hat. But I am enduring," she wrote to wrap up her own statement yesterday.
"I will set an example for my children and I will teach them to love and respect people while also knowing not to condone unethical or wrong behavior."
We wish her luck.