Jim Edmonds said his marriage to former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Meghan King was “loveless and abusive.”
The MLB player-turned-announcer punched his estranged wife in an Instagram post Tuesday that also included a tribute to his current girlfriend, Kortnie O’Connor.
“If it weren’t for this girl, I don’t think I’d be here now. She showed up in my life at just the right time. It’s amazing that she risked Mexico one more weekend to get me out of my hole and changed my life forever “he wrote alongside several photos of O’Connor.
“I was in such a dark place; one I didn’t think could happen to me. I was going through hell ending an abusive, loving 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. “
King married Edmonds in 2014. They separated in October 2019 after allegations of an affair. The couple are parents to their 3-year-old daughter Aspen and 2-year-old twins Hart and Hayes.
The former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star wrote a candid blog post in March detailing how he’s dealing with his highly public and contentious divorce.
“Four months after my marriage separation, I came to a place of silent acceptance and normality,” captioned a photo of herself meditating. “This is how I survived with a genuine smile on my face.”
In May, she revealed that she had moved into a new relationship with businessman Christian Schauf by posting a photo with her new love.
“I will just say this: I am happy and hope to write my next chapter,” he wrote.