Fans first saw Meghan King and Jim Edmond’s relationship in the Bravo hit “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” While many recognized Edmonds as the famous St. Louis Cardinals hitter, the show put King on the map and introduced him to viewers across the country, some of whom are now fans. Her IMDb profile reveals that King appeared on the show for three seasons but ultimately decided to move home to St. Louis with Edmonds. “I know I have to do this. I have to focus on my family and my pregnancy,” she wrote on her website in 2018, adding that she will miss several events and cast members from the show.
King and Edmonds, who have three children together — daughter Aspen and sons Hayes and Hart — have aired most of their marital troubles in the press. In 2019, Us Weekly reported that Edmonds was filing for divorce papers after five years of marriage to the reality star. “Meghan and Jim fought,” a source told the outlet. “The last fight started when he was going to a hockey game recently, and she started questioning him about who he was dating.” Of course, Edmonds also found himself in the middle of a sexting scandal before filing for divorce. “My ex was in a sexting situation while we were married. I consider this cheating,” King shared on the Intimate Knowledge podcast in 2020 (via People).
And now? Their relationship seems more strained than ever.
Meghan King obtains a restraining order against Jim Edmonds
The drama between Meghan King and her ex-husband Jim Edmonds rages on. According to a report by TMZ, the couple hit another hurdle in their co-parenting relationship, and it’s getting pretty messy. Documents obtained by the outlet from the St. Louis County Court have revealed that King issued an injunction against Edmonds. TMZ reveals that King filed the restraining order in June, although details are only now coming out publicly, which Edmonds has been trying to avoid.
The outlet says King and Edmonds communicate via text and through a Family Wizard app, and there King claims she was “frequently and consistently verbally abused” by Edmonds. TMZ doesn’t share details about what exactly Edmonds wrote in the lyrics in question, but they do say the arguments stem from King and Edmonds’ custody agreement and a pickup and drop-off schedule that Edmonds reportedly failed to comply with . A court hearing scheduled for later this month will determine whether or not King’s application is granted a permanent lease.
In June, Edmonds’ rep famously lashed out at TMZ for publicizing her son Hart’s health issues after King told fans Hart was struggling with potty training due to his diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The problem? Edmonds claims Hart has periventricular leukomalacia and not CP. Edmonds’ rep told King to stop publicizing her son’s health to attract attention. Ouch.