Jim Edmonds says marriage to Meghan King Edmonds was ‘loveless and abusive’

The contentious divorce of Meghan King Edmonds and Jim Edmonds now includes allegations of abusive behavior on both sides.

Jim, 49, praised his new girlfriend, the ex-partner’s threesome partner, Kortnie O’Connor, for helping him feel like himself again after abandoning his alleged “love and abuse relationship” with the former star of ” Real Housewives of Orange County “last year. .

“If it wasn’t for this girl, I don’t think I would be here now,” the former MLB star captioned a photo slideshow with O’Connor on Instagram on Tuesday.

“She appeared in my life at just the right time. It is surprising that she took one more weekend to take Mexico out of my hole and changed my life forever. I was in such a dark place; one that I didn’t think could happen to me. I was going through hell ending a loveless and abusive relationship. The lies and accusations that followed the breakup only put me deeper into chaos. By chance this beautiful woman came, who lit up my world and brought me back to life. I am so grateful for my amazing friends, children and this amazing woman for making me a better person and father. #real life.”

Jim declined to give specific examples of the abuse he claimed to have suffered, but his representative, Steve Honig, told us on Wednesday that “Jim’s words speak for themselves; he is very grateful to have Kortnie in his life. “

Meghan, 35, told Page Six on Wednesday: “I wish you well.”

The reality star has made accusations about his abusive behavior in the past, telling Us Weekly in November 2019 that he “has endured prolific control by Jim and is not slowing down.” I’m sick of the abuse and will no longer participate, and I don’t have to. “

“He is not my spokesperson and I think the facade he presented is false and manipulative to the public while using and taking advantage of me,” he said.

Meghan and Jim broke up in October 2019 after Jim’s sexting scandal and an alleged affair with their children’s babysitter. Jim admitted to the texting test, but denied having an affair with the babysitter.

In January, Page Six reported that Meghan and Jim had been involved in a threesome with O’Connor. Meghan told us at the time that Jim was trying to “sexually embarrass her” after speaking to the media about it, while Jim said Meghan mentioned the encounter on her podcast to get attention.

Jim and Meghan’s tumultuous divorce also included fights over money and child support that was made public.

But Meghan and Jim have since taken a more private approach to their divorce proceedings recently, and both sides tell us they want their Meghan pre-nuptial negotiations to be private.

With additional reports from Eileen Reslen