She’s speaking out. Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King Edmonds got real about her husband, Jim Edmonds, and his cheating scandal — as well as the identity of his mistress, Jennifer McFelia Villegas.
“I only blame my husband for his actions: he made the choice to betray my trust and jeopardize our marriage,” the 34-year-old told Us Weekly. “His recklessness also allowed this woman to profit from my heartbreak — but now that her name is out there, she won’t be able to shake down any other families as I rebuild mine.”
According to several sources who spoke with the outlet, this isn’t the first time Jim’s other woman has pursued married professional athletes. The wife of an MLB player detailed a story where the mistress schemed her husband into thinking she worked for Under Armor while another source revealed that she has been aware of these types of actions from Jennifer since 2003. A third source, a former baseball player, told the outlet about a time when the mistress reached out via Instagram DMs in 2016.
Jennifer issued a statement to AllAboutTheTea in an attempt to clear her name for any wrongdoing in the past, though seemingly acknowledging her current missteps.
“I want to make a few things very clear — I never set anyone up, blackmailed anyone nor have I attempted to ruin anyone’s family. 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,” she said in the statement. “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.”
The former baseball star sent inappropriate photos and videos to Jennifer while his wife was pregnant with their twin sons in 2018. The St. Louis Cardinals player admitted to Us on June 13 that he had a “lapse in judgment,” but maintained that he “never touched” another woman during their marriage.