'It breaks my heart': Meghan King claps back at ex Jim Edmonds, insists son Hart, 4, has cerebral palsy
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Former 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Meghan King responded to her ex-husband Jim Edmonds on her podcast 'Intimate Knowledge' on Friday, January 20. The 52-year-old former MLB player recently refuted the 38-year-old public figure's claim that their four-year-old son Hart had cerebral palsy.
"Hart has cerebral palsy, Jim. What kind of father doesn’t know that?" the actress said bluntly on her podcast. She described his denial of the CP, a congenital disease, as "so sad," adding that "it breaks my heart."
Meghan explained, "When I say that, I mean neurologist, ophthalmologist, audiologist — he’s never gone to one IEP [Individualized Education Program] meeting. None of that." The former partners also share parental responsibilities for daughter Aspen, six, and son Hayes, Hart's twin, reported Daily Mail.
The mother-of-three reiterated her criticism of Jim's ignorance by claiming that he has "never asked to see Hart's medical records." "He has access to them. He has access to the CP diagnosis. It has been given to all [Hart’s] schools, all his teachers. I have them printed out in Hart’s file sitting right next to me," she claimed. She addressed Edmonds and said, "I come bearing receipts," referring to the documents displayed on the broadcast. "Don't forget, Jim Edmonds, that you are f**king with the wrong ex-wife," King snapped as she taped for all to hear.
Meghan's critical episode was in response to an interview Edmonds and his brand-new wife Kortnie O'Connor gave to the podcast Hollywood Raw. Jim revealed on the show about his ex-wife, "She’s embarrassed me, humiliated me. It’s like, how many punches do you take to the face before you just say enough?" He said that their co-parenting attempts have been "hard" because of her "little jabs" and "constant lies."
As MEAWW reported earlier, Meghan requested her nearly 1 million Instagram followers for toilet training advice after disclosing that her 4-year-old son Hart had run into some "roadblocks" in the bathroom. The 'Real Housewives of Orange County' actress discussed how Hart's cerebral palsy affects his muscles but also brought up some less-publicized side effects, such as the fact that the toddler is almost old enough for school but is still not potty trained. The star said in a 2-minute video, "I think for Hart it’s because of his sensory issues. Initially, I didn’t think he had the sensation of ‘the go,’ but now I know he has it; he’s just afraid of the toilet. He knows when he has to go, he can hold it. When I put his swim trunks and I tell him, ‘Don’t poop in your swim trunks,’ he won’t. He will save his poop to go poop in his pull-up when I put it on for his nap or at bedtime."
Meghan and the retired athlete were married from 2014 until 2019.