Following reports that the retired baseball pro filed for divorce from his five-year-old wife, Meghan King Edmonds, Jim has now publicly shot back claims that he cheated on her with their babysitter.
“It is one thing to be accused of something. It is something else to be so negligent and careless and to ruin the lives of innocent young people. I did not sleep with our babysitter,” he said in an Instagram Monday. message. “She is not only a babysitter, she is someone we brought to our house and promised to protect and care for while she was in our house. We treated and raised this young girl as if she were our own child. For someone to to accuse me of sleeping with her is not only wrong, it is disgusting and irresponsible. “
Edmonds went on: “Only because I am an athlete and was portrayed as a bad person on bravo TV. That doesn’t mean I have no idea what life is all about. We promised the mother of those young girls that we care for her and make sure she was safe while she was in our hands I will not sit here and take these bulls @! t without fighting back, simply because you are extremely smart and intelligent and know how to use the Instagram game. you don’t have the right to use that platform to wrongly accuse it. It’s not just irresponsible. It’s dangerous and it harms my family. “
Edmonds concluded: “We are all making mistakes. This is not such a moment. My heart is broken for all involved. If you get something out of this post. Be the truth.”
The couple shares a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old twin sons. During the weekend, their babysitter denied the rumors on her Instagram account and wrote in a comment: “The allegations are completely incorrect.”
In June, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star set up reports from Jim sexting another woman who wrote on her website: “I called Jimmy and he confessed to me that he had nonsensical photos with this woman over the course of a few months exchanged and a physical relationship never existed. He paid her off to protect me so that I would never find out. “
In a statement to Us Weekly, Jim admitted that he had “made a mistake” and “made a very bad decision.” “I have had an inappropriate conversation with this person … There was never any relationship or physical contact. Absolutely none. This is someone trying to take advantage of my name. I know she did this to others in the Past.”
However, he told the magazine that he “never had a physical relationship other than my marriage to her or anyone else.”