Jim Edmonds Slams Ex Meghan King over COVID-19 Diagnosis as She Says She's 'Focused' on Her Health

Jim Edmonds Slams Ex Meghan King over COVID-19 Diagnosis as She Says She's 'Focused' on Her Health

Jim Edmonds is speaking out after Meghan King's COVID-19 diagnosis.

Two days after his estranged wife announced on Instagram that she had contracted the illness, a rep for the 50-year-old former professional baseball player — who tested positive for the virus in April — tells PEOPLE that his client "feels that Meghan has a lot of explaining to do."

"She attended a major Halloween event in St. Louis then went to Miami and shortly thereafter announced she tested positive for COVID-19," says Edmonds' rep, Steve Honig.

In response, King, 36, tells PEOPLE, "I will not comment on ridiculous blasphemy by others, I am focused on my health and encourage everyone to stay safe."

The former Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed she'd been diagnosed with coronavirus on her Instagram Story on Sunday, writing that she had "been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is when I had been infected."

"I have been safe with distancing and masks since Tuesday, including when I went to dinner solo and stayed distant and wore a mask at [2-year-old son] Hayes's soccer," added King.

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The mother of three — who also shares Hayes' twin brother Hart and daughter Aspen, 4 this month, with Edmonds — went on to say, "My kids have been at their father's but Hayes will quarantine due to a brief (1 hour) proximity to me. I have contacted everyone and will isolate for 10 days minimum per CDC guidelines. My children will have to stay with my parents as they cannot stay at my house while I'm sick."

King also updated fans how she was doing physically, sharing that she was "feeling poorly."

"I went in to be tested mainly due to extreme lethargy, but I just knew I was positive," she said. "I don't have a fever. I do have extreme exhaustion, sneezing, a mild cough, and diarrhea. I think I'm losing my sense of smell. I ordered a regimen of vitamins and getting tons of rest, water, and food delivery. None of my friends or family are infected or have any symptoms."

The former Bravo star said she originally thought she had a cold, but the extreme fatigue made her think it could be COVID-19. "I have been under immense amounts of stress recently and I knew my immune system was low bc of that. So despite having been directly exposed multiple times, this was the time that got me," she said.


King also clarified that she was still feeling healthy when she went out to dinner and to her son's soccer game, saying she did not know at the time that she had been exposed.

"The millisecond I thought I could have something other than a cold I went and got tested. I would NEVER go out in public whilst even believing in the slightest I could have Covid," she said.

She gave an update on her condition Monday night, writing on her Instagram Story, "Today I lost my sense of smell. (So strange not to smell my face wash! That's how I knew.) Feeling a little stuffy, still sneezy. Overall less exhausted than yesterday. I can still taste (somewhat)."

King added that she had "started lung exercises" and said, "No one I personally have had contact with in the days leading up to my symptoms is positive or is experiencing any symptoms. Let's pray it stays that way."

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