Prepared for a contemporary begin. Meghan King is retaining her fingers crossed for optimistic change in 2021 as she places her roller-coaster yr behind her.
“Getting divorced can be nice,” the previous Real Housewives of Orange County star, 36, instructed Us Weekly completely whereas discussing her plans for the yr forward. “That’s such a morbid factor to consider [and] to sit up for, but it surely’s humorous how issues change.”
King married Jim Edmonds in 2014 and later welcomed daughter Aspen, now 4, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, now 2. In October 2019, Us broke the information that the “Intimate Data” podcast host and Edmonds, 50, had called it quits after five years of marriage amid allegations that the retired baseball participant had been untrue, which he denied on the time. They settled on 50/50 custody of their kids the next month.
The estranged pair’s cut up rapidly turned messy as they tried to maintain their children’ finest pursuits in thoughts amid the continued coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of her ups and downs with the previous MLB star, King stored her coronary heart open when it got here to discovering love and sparked a romance with Christian Schauf in Could 2020. (Edmonds, for his half, moved on with girlfriend Kortnie O’Connor.)
Followers started to wonder if King and Schauf, 40, had known as it quits when King showed off her new St. Louis home in November 2020 and famous by way of Instagram that “nobody is shifting in” together with her other than her children and her canine. Days after her digital home tour, King confirmed that she and the businessman had been over.
“After a horrible cut up from my ex-husband, I realized how you can heal. I then met and dated an exquisite man: Christian. We laughed, went on adventures, made a long-distance relationship a factor of magnificence, grew collectively, after which … nicely, we grew aside,” the Bravo alum wrote in a lengthy blog post addressing her breakup, including that she wished “nothing however an abundance of affection and happiness” for her ex-boyfriend.
Adjusting to single motherhood hasn’t come with out its challenges, particularly when it got here to hosting the holidays solo. Together with her little ones with Edmonds on Christmas morning, King instructed Us that being alone that day was “actually miserable.”
“I imply, I’m an grownup who’s been pushed by societal expectations for 36 years,” she added. “It’s simply onerous to at some point determine that that’s not what I’m going to do anymore. … I’m single. I’ve a brand new home. I’m all on my own in it. On one hand, I’m so proud and I feel incredibly empowered, and alternatively, I’m lonely. I need anyone to share this life that I’ve constructed with me.”
Within the wake of her cut up from Schauf, King has dipped a toe in the dating pool in St. Louis. Relating to her resolutions for the yr forward, nonetheless, she’s hoping to broaden her horizons.
“I’m getting concerned with a nonprofit that builds seamstress factories for ladies all over the world. I’m significantly taken with an space in Africa,” she instructed Us. “I’m going to make that certainly one of my missions for 2021. I’m actually enthusiastic about serving to others, or serving to others whereas serving to myself too, which I believe is a large a part of being a newly single lady. … I really feel empowered by serving to others. Subsequently, it helps propel me ahead.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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