Meghan King wants to set ‘best example’ for kids after ex Jim Edmonds drama

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Meghan King is getting back to work and trying to set a good example for her children after dismissing two protective orders against ex-husband Jim Edmonds.

The “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum, 37, exclusively tells Page Six that she hopes to set the “best example” for the former couple’s children as she moves on from the discord.

“I love working and being in the city,” she says of her recent New York City trip to promote her podcast, “Intimate Knowledge with Meghan King.” 

“It’s always best to put your nose to the grindstone,” she continues. “And I want to be the best example of a single, working mom to my kids.” 

King’s Big Apple visit — which included a stop at the “The Tamron Hall Show” — came months after her June filing against Edmonds, 52, for a temporary restraining order. She alleged that the retired baseball player had been abusive — claims Edmonds has vehemently denied.

Two protective orders against Edmonds were dropped this week via King’s attorney.



Two protective orders against Edmonds were dropped this week via King’s attorney.


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The actress, 51, told Page Six that although “recent events”…

According to Missouri court records, the case type was labeled “adult abuse [without] stalking.”

A spokesperson for the St. Louis County Court previously told Page Six that the documents were confidential due to the “high security level” of the case and can only be obtained with permission from one of the parties involved.

According to TMZ, though, King alleged in the docs that Edmonds exhibited “frequent and consistent verbal abuse” toward her via text and the co-parenting app Family Wizard. 

King and Edmonds share daughter Aspen, 5, and 4-year-old twin boys Hayes and Hart, the latter of whom has cerebral palsy. Sources told the outlet that the arguments pertained to co-parenting issues.

Meghan King and Jim Edmonds posing with their twin sons, Hart and Hayes
King and Edmonds, pictured here with twin boys Hayes and Hart, finalized their divorce in May 2021.

Edmonds’ rep, Steve Honig, told TMZ in part that the filing was “completely baseless.”

In addition to the restraining order, King requested a child protective order against Edmonds that was not granted. This week, both orders were dismissed via her attorney.

King and Edmonds — who separated in 2019 after five years of marriage and finalized their divorce in May 2021 — have endured a series of public disputes.

She has accused him of cheating on her several times during their marriage, though he denies the allegations.  


King also shares daughter Aspen with Edmonds.



King also shares daughter Aspen with Edmonds.


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The actress, 51, told Page Six that although “recent events”…

During a July episode of Caroline Stanbury’s “Divorced Not Dead” podcast, weeks after the restraining order filing, King said that their dynamic has only gotten “worse” post-divorce.

“It’s horrible,” she said. “It’s so detrimental for the kids [and] for us as individuals. It sucks.”

Edmonds has called out King for her transparency with her social media followers about their son Hart’s issues as a result of his cerebral palsy.

But the reality star told host Tamron Hall that she speaks out about her son’s diagnosis in hopes that she can help families who are facing similar struggles. 

Meghan King
King, whose son Hart has cerebral palsy, advocates for other families raising children with disabilities.

“I have this huge audience and I want to say look, ‘Hey, let’s de-stigmatize this by talking about it,’” the mom of three explained. “…That’s why I wanted to talk about Hart having CP … I want him to just know that CP is a part of him, but it doesn’t define him.” 

After King divorced Edmonds, she wed President Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Biden Owens in October 2021. But they split two months later. 

King said on “The Tamron Hall Show” that she plans to keep future relationships private. 

“I’m done putting relationships on social media. I don’t want to be defined by them,” she said. “You Google my name and you see all these relationships, I’m done with that. I think, most of the time when I date, my life intimidates people.”

Jim Edmonds and Kortnie O'Connor
Edmonds proposed to Kortnie O’Connor in August 2021.

Meanwhile, Edmonds proposed to fiancee Kortnie O’Connor in August 2021 after going public with their relationship in April 2020. 

Earlier this week, Honig told People of the protective orders being dropped, “Jim is looking forward to putting all this nonsense behind him as he begins his new life with Kortnie and continues to focus on the needs of his children.”

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