Jim Edmonds thought it was ‘a joke,’ when his ex-wife, Meghan King, 37, called to say she was marrying Joe Biden‘s nephew just 24 hours before tying the knot, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, ex professional baseball player, Edmonds, revealed that the former Real Housewife of Orange County called him out of the blue the day before her wedding to the President’s nephew.
He said, ‘She called me to tell me she was getting married. It was the first I heard anything about it. I thought it was a joke – they’d been dating for about four weeks!
‘Then I wondered, ”Is she pregnant?” But is it even possible to know that just four weeks after the first date?’
Meghan King’s ex husband, Jim Edmonds, tells DailyMail.com that King called to tell him she was getting married just 24 hours before the wedding
Meghan King married Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Owens in Pennsylvania last week after a whirlwind relationship that began when the pair met on a dating app
Edmonds is a vocal Trump supporter and has shown his distaste for the family of his ex wife’s new husband
Edmonds, 51, was speaking from the expansive home in St. Louis, Missouri that he shares with former Playboy Bunny, King’s one-time friend, Kortnie O’Connor, 39.
Edmonds tells DailyMail.com that he thought it was ‘a joke’ because ‘they’d been dating for about four weeks!’ They divorced after seven years of marriage and three children
O’Connor and Edmonds got engaged in July, just two months after his divorce from King was finalized.
Sporting a huge rock and wide smile, it is clear that O’Connor is more interested in looking forward to her own wedding than dwelling on King’s recent surprise union. She is going shopping for her wedding dress Thursday.
She admitted, ‘It’s hard to say anything [about Meghan] because it’s hard to say anything nice. She’s been such a nightmare to deal with.’
King married 42-year-old Cuffe Owens in Pennsylvania last week after a whirlwind relationship that began when the pair met on a dating app only a few weeks earlier. The couple went ‘Instagram official’ on September 25.
Owens is the son of Biden’s younger sister and political adviser Valerie Biden Owens. King, who has been married twice before, was joined by her three children by Edmonds, twin sons, Hart and Hayes, three, and daughter, Aspen, four.
And while King has now married into the Democrat first family, her ex Edmonds is a vocal Trump supporter, posing in a MAGA hat and most recently posed for a photo with his daughter wearing an ‘Anti Biden Social Club’ t-shirt.
Edmonds’s split from King after a seven-year-marriage was painfully public and acrimonious with the RHOC alum accusing him of cheating with one of the couple’s nannies and of sending compromising pictures to a woman whom he had never met when she was in hospital giving birth to their twins.
Edmonds told DailyMail.com, ‘I have no interest in getting dragged back into the negative narrative she’s pushed and all the false information she’s put out there. It’s why we’ve really kept our opinions to ourselves on this.’
He added, ‘Really I have no emotion on her wedding one way or another. It’s like a stranger getting married. I have no connection to her.’
It is a surprising comment given that King is mother to three of Edmonds’s seven children.
Korntie O’Connor and Edmonds got engaged in July, just two months after his divorce from King was finalized. They’re pictured at their St. Louis home
The ex professional baseball player was speaking from the expansive home in St. Louis, Missouri that he shares with former Playboy Bunny, Kortnie O’Connor
King had spoken publicly about her dismay and sense of betrayal on learning that he was in a relationship with O’Connor, a woman whom, she said, she had considered a friend and with whom the couple once had a threesome
Edmond’s daughter, Hayley, 23, posted a photo on Instagram alongside her 51-year-old father, Jim Edmonds, as the pair wore matching T-shirts with ‘Anti Biden Social Club’ stamped on the back
She was his third wife when they married in 2014. His first marriage was to LeAnn Horton with whom he has two daughters, Hayley, 23, and Lauren 21.
Horton died of colon cancer in 2015 by which time they had put any bitterness behind them – she even attended his wedding to King.
O’Connor admitted, ‘It’s hard to say anything [about Meghan] because it’s hard to say anything nice. She’s been such a nightmare to deal with’
His second marriage was to Allison Jayne Raski in 2008. The couple had two children, son, Landon, and daughter, Hutton, and their divorce was finalized shortly before his marriage to King in 2014.
In turn that divorce was finalized in May by which time King had spoken publicly about her dismay and sense of betrayal on learning that he was in a relationship with O’Connor, a woman whom, she said, she had considered a friend and with whom the couple once had a threesome.
According to King, ‘Years ago, when he and I got married, I knew Jim had this bad boy kind of past and we were newlyweds, and we were trying to have fun and he wanted to have a threesome.
‘I thought about it, and I thought, ”Okay, maybe, yeah sure.” So, we decided to have a threesome with a friend of mine. I felt very comfortable with her, it just felt like, ”Okay if I’m going to do this this can be with who and I’m comfortable with that.”’
King made the revelation on her podcast, Intimate Knowledge. She went onto say that she was upset to see pictures of O’Connor on vacation with Edmonds on his birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when she hadn’t been informed of the relationship and their divorce was still in progress.
Edmonds added, ‘Really I have no emotion on her wedding one way or another. It’s like a stranger getting married. I have no connection to her.’ It is a surprising comment given that King is mother to three of Edmonds’s seven children
The couple tied the knot on the lawn in front of Owens’ childhood home. King wore a blazer from Rasario instead of a traditional wedding gown, and Owens wore a blue Ralph Lauren suit
King’s twin sons, Hart and Hayes, and her daughter, Aspen, were part of the wedding party and her father walked her down the aisle
President Biden, First Lady Jill and granddaughter Naomi Biden were seen walking across the South Lawn of the White House after attending the wedding of Biden’s nephew Cuffe Owens and former Real Housewives of Orange County Star Meghan King
Edmonds later released a statement saying that King and O’Connor hadn’t spoken for three years and that it had been King, not he, who had initiated any threesomes.
For his part it is quite clear that Edmonds has no interest in any public acrimony, having well and truly moved on with his romantic life post King.
Last October Edmonds, who has described his marriage to King as ‘dark’ and ‘abusive,’ posted a glowing message on his Instagram in which he called O’Connor, ‘the most amazing, strong, courageous, loving, selfless, caring, daring person,’ he had ever known.
He said, ‘I could never put into words what you mean to me and my family. They say God puts people in lives for a reason. For the first time in my life, I truly believe this.
‘It’s like you came along and turned the light on in my heart again. Something that I didn’t think was going to be possible again. I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I love you and thank you for being you.’