Meghan King Edmonds: Why I stayed with Jim Edmonds after sexting scandal

Life goes on. Meghan King Edmonds has no plans to leave her husband, Jim Edmonds, after he was caught sexting with another woman.

“We’re still married, we’re still together, we’re not separated. I know my engagement ring is well known! I’m still wearing it. I’ve never stopped wearing it,” the 34-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County alum told the Daily Mailon Monday, July 22. “We’re in the family home, we’re in the same bed. We’re not having therapy, we’re talking.”

Us Weekly broke the news last month that the 49-year-old former baseball pro had an inappropriate texting relationship with a woman named Jennifer McFelia Villegas. Multiple sources later told Us that Villegas was allegedly involved in similar behavior with other athletes. One former MLB player even claimed to Us that Villegas harassed him with claims that she was pregnant with his baby.

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TEMPE, AZ - CIRCA 1995: Jim Edmonds #25 of the California Angels poses for this portrait during Major League Baseball spring training circa 1995 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Edmonds played for the Angels from 1993-99. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - CIRCA 2000: Jim Edmonds #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the New York Mets during an Major League Baseball game circa 2000 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Edmonds played for the Cardinals from 2000-07. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1995: Jim Edmonds #25 of the California Angels bats against the New York Yankees during an Major League Baseball game circa 1995 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Edmonds played for the Angels from 1993-99. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
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Meghan told the Daily Mail that Villegas’ alleged past helped her to forgive Jim.

“This woman is a con artist. She’s gone after so many baseball players. She was out to get some money and she got it, then she was on to the next one,” the former Bravo star said on Monday. “It was a baiting kind of thing. She would do that and move on. Believe me, I am still mad at him but once I figured that out, what she was like, I was able to pull our family together. It actually made it more bearable.”

Meghan and Jim tied the knot in 2014. They share 2-year-old daughter Aspen and 13-month-old twin sons Hayes and Hart. The reality TV personality, who was pregnant with the twins at the time of Jim’s indiscretion, told the Daily Mail that their kids “picked up on the anxiety in the house” amid the scandal.

“I’m an open book and I think it is important to be open and honest with the whole family but on an age-appropriate level,” she explained. “With my daughter, when we would say our nightly prayers, I said to her, ‘We need to pray for Mommy and Daddy that we learn to love each other so, so much again. Because we do love each other so, so much and we need to learn it again because we are so, so sad right now.’ That was hard.”

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Peggy Sulahian, Lydia McLaughlin, Kelly Dodd, Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 16: Meghan King Edmonds attends the premiere party for Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' 10 Year Celebration at Boulevard3 on June 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 11 Premiere Party in Los Angeles on June 16, 2016 -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephanie Boyriven, Executive Producer, The Real Housewives of Orange County; Alex Baskin, Executive Producer, The Real Housewives of Orange County; Lydia McLaughlin; Peggy Tanous; Jeana Keough; Alexis Bellino; Vicki Gunvalson; Doug Ross, Executive Producer, The Real Housewives of Orange County; Lynne Curtin; Joseph Ferraro; Kelly Dodd; Lauri Peterson; Jo De La Rosa; Lizzie Rovsek; Meghan King Edmonds; Shannon Beador; Ryan Flynn, Vice President, Current Productions -- (Photo by: Joe Scarnici/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 16: TV persoanlities Kelly Dodd, Vicki Gunvalson, Meghan King Edmonds, Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow attend the premiere party for Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' 10 year celebration at Boulevard3 on June 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 16: TV personality Meghan King Edmonds attends the premiere party for Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' 10 year celebration at Boulevard3 on June 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Meghan King Edmonds attends the 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Reality TV Personality Meghan King Edmonds attends the 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness event at Sony Studios Commissary on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Meghan King Edmonds attends the 6th Annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Awareness Event on September 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: Meghan King Edmonds is seen on July 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by KeithJMA/Star Max/GC Images)
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While Jim admitted to sexting with Villegas, he denied having sex with her and Meghan isn’t worried that anything else happened between them.

“The second I saw her photo I saw she was disgusting,” Meghan said on Monday. “I knew he would never touch her. That helped me. Then I knew it was just a sexting thing. The pics she sent him were all highly filtered and she had sunglasses on, body parts were altered. It was all very sex-related.”

Villegas addressed the scandal and her lengthy arrest record, which includes two DUIs, in a statement at the time.

“All my relationships have involved two consenting adults. I made a poor decision to enter a relationship with a married man, and for that I am sorry,” Villegas told AllAboutTheTea.com in June. “I am no saint. My past includes two DUIs and for that I am deeply remorseful and I’ve learned from my mistakes. My life today is completely devoted to my relationship with God and my daughter.”

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