Meghan King Edmonds is finally telling her side of the story.
Days after the former Real Housewives of Orange County star split from her seemingly awful husband, Jim Edmonds, the ex-reality star has issued a lengthy and emotional statement.
And she has done so amid rumors that Jim cheated on her with the family’s nanny.
The scandal has garnered national attention, partly because Edmonds actually played for 17 seasons as a Major League Baseball player.
But also simply due to the sordid nature of this accusation, which follows another allegation about Jim:
That he previously committed adultery while Meghan was pregnant with the couple’s twin boys.
Jim denied that accusation, acknowledging a "lapse in judgment" by sending inappropriate text messages only, and he’s also denied this latest one.
“Just because you’re extremely whitty and intelligent, and know how to play the Instagram game. Doesn’t give you the right to use that platform to wrongfully accuse," Jim said this week, trashing Meghan, saying "I did not sleep with our nanny" and adding:
"We have been treating and raising this young girl like she is our own child. For someone to accuse me of sleeping with her is not only wrong, it’s disgusting and irresponsible."
Meghan, for her part, had not spoken on the situation in response… until now.
"Four months ago I found out my husband had a many months-long sexting affair with a woman before, during, and after my difficult pregnancy with our twins," Edmonds said to open a blong entry titled "Broken."
"Seven days later our son Hart was diagnosed with a life-long brain injury called PVL (more on that here) that will affect every aspect of his life for the rest of his life.
"During this difficult time my closest family and friends rallied behind me when I told them I wanted to do everything in my power to address Hart’s diagnosis while also trying to save my marriage."
Meghan went on to say no one in Jim’s family contacted her about her son’s awful diagnosis — or to offer any support to their marriage.
And then she laid into Jim as hard as possible, while still trying to keep things private for the sake of her young kids:
Out of respect for my children and my family, I find it unnecessary to go into all the gritty details.
What I will say is that, in the wake of the sexting situation, my husband was drinking and partying with much younger women, including several of our babysitters, and I found this gallivanting inappropriate, immature, and downright odd.
While I initially wrote it off because during several of these outings, his 22-year-old daughter was present, given his previous indiscretions, I was uncomfortable.
Even more so when he started lying about where he was going or who he was going with—and deleting entire text conversations on his phone with several of these young women.
(For the record, after the sexting affair he had agreed with our therapist that he would be totally transparent and never delete messages or conversations and he would also keep his location available on his phone.)
And when I learned of a particular outing with a babysitter, this time, to a hockey game, that Jim repeatedly lied about, I asked him to include me on all future texts with this sitter but he said, “No.”
Another major red flag.
At this point, Meghan does make an important point:
She is not accusing Jim and Carly Wilson of having an affair.
"To be clear, I don’t know if Jim slept with our babysitter or whether they were just being exceedingly inappropriate by hanging out socially without either of them telling me (and Jim expressly lying to me about it)," she writes, adding:
"I’ve gone back and forth with my thoughts for a couple days but as I write this, I don’t think he did. But I still don’t understand why he’d lie. And why would she lie?"
(Explaining the hockey game, Jim recently said:
“I didn’t take her to an event by myself… I was with my best friend and his child. I was trying to do something nice for the girl who just had her boyfriend dumped [sic] her.")
Continuing her blog entry, Meghan said that she and Jim had a fight one day… and then she read about his divorce filing in a tabloid the next day.
I have largely kept mum on this until now. I posted a selfie captioned “so raw” and I did a thumbs up emoji under a comment stating “Judging by Jim’s instagram, I’m guessing it’s Nanny Carly whom he posted NINE photos of 11 months ago.”
But I NEVER made one public statement, allegation, accusation, or otherwise. Let’s get that REAL STRAIGHT.
From here, she actually expresses a soft side, along with one that clearly feels something for Jim:
I’m disgusted by what has surfaced in the media. I love my husband and I’m devastated that our marriage is being broken up in the ugliest and messiest way.
I am sad that members of Jim’s family are reveling in our demise. And I am saddest for the children.
My step kids, Landon and Sutton, have lost a stepmother whom they love and will have to endure another divorce and broken home in their short lifetime.
And my three babies who will likely never remember their parents being married.
Meghan and Jim got married in October 2014 and share three children.
This is how the former concluded her heartfelt message:
I am broken for my family. I am buried in despair. I cry at the drop of a hat. But I am enduring.
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.
I will facilitate healthy, consistent, and ongoing relationships with their father and with his family despite the hurt I feel from them because my children should not reap the karma of my personal situations.