Jim Edmonds and Meghan King’s split has been nothing but messy since he filed for divorce in October 2019 — and believe it or not, it just got messier.
A source close to the Edmonds family told Us Weekly that the former MLB star is now looking to get full custody of the kids because Meg’s apparently been MIA during some of her custodial time! Whut??
The insider alleged:
“Jim is talking with his legal team about getting full custody of the children because he is getting increasingly upset that Meghan has been out of town during portions of her custodial time… There have been numerous times where Jim has brought the kids to Meghan for her custodial week only to find she is out of town and he has to leave them with Meghan’s nanny.”
The confidant went on to claim Jim “has been told Meghan is looking for a second nanny” to help care for their kids during her time with them during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, adding:
“ raises his concern even more about the amount of time Meghan is away during her custodial time and the amount of time she is actually spending with the children. Jim feels if Meghan cannot be present during the week she has the children, then he should just keep them at his house and not leave them with the nannies.”
Hmm… sounds suspicious!
But of course, there are two sides to every story, and the Real Housewives of Orange County alum was quick to share hers with the outlet as well.
In a lengthy statement, the 35-year-old shared:
“I am a working, single mother and I have one live-in nanny (with no plans to hire an additional nanny). In the 10 months since Jim walked out on our children and myself, I have left Aspen, Hart and Hayes with my mother for three days (with my nanny helping her). I told Jim I had to be out of town for those days but he told me he couldn’t take custody of the kids because he would also be out of town.”
The former Bravolebrity noted that her kiddos’ court-appointed attorney approved of her trip ahead of time, adding:
“Additionally, our children’s GAL (guardian ad litem, a court appointed attorney for our children) knew about me leaving for the three days Jim is questioning. I told her why I had to leave and she said that was completely fine, that parents have to go out of town all the time and find coverage for their children.”
The reality star then took the opportunity to throw some shade at her estranged hubby, adding:
“I have had primary custody of my children since he left us, including when I quarantined them for nine weeks in L.A. while Jim contracted COVID while partying in Nashville (and also infected his entire home). And as much as I hate to bring up the past, it was Jim who was sending pictures of his penis to another woman on the day the twins were born, and it was Jim who left us and didn’t request to see the kids for weeks afterward.”
Ouch. Momma’s got a point to make, though!
But she wasn’t done there: Meg then took aim at Edmonds’ “tattered value system,” doubling down on the claims that “he had an inappropriate relationship” with their former nanny, Carly Wilson. She claimed:
“Jim even set Carly with a happily married friend of Jim’s evening and this was not the first time Jim has set Carly up with a married man. This further drives home the tattered value system of this man.”
Steve Honig, a rep for the former athlete, told Us he has no comment “on matters of custody,” but offered:
“Jim has seven children and understands that as a parent you run your life around your children, not the other way around. Meghan has continually tried to smear Jim in the press and it seems nothing has changed.”
Wow. Someone call Marie Kondo, because this mess is too much!
What are your thoughts on this custody drama, Perezcious readers?
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