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Things have been tense between The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Meghan King Edmonds and her estranged husband, Jim Edmonds. As fans know, the former couple split up in late 2019. While the divorce isn’t final yet, they do share custody of their three kids.
Meghan shares photos of daughter Aspen and sons Hayes and Hart on her social media. All three are under 3-years-old. But as TV Shows Ace reported, Meghan has a live-in nanny.
RHOC Alum and Ex Agree on Where Kids Stay During Coronavirus Crisis
After the split, Meghan moved back to Los Angeles while Jim stayed in St. Louis. They share custody, with the kids traveling back and forth. Meghan wanted to be close to where Hart gets treatment for his motor issues that are a result of his irreversible brain damage.
The couple didn’t come to a mutual agreement that the kids would be better off with Meghan during this time. The kids just happened to be staying with Meghan when the “stay-at-home” advice began to take hold, Us Weekly reports.
According to Meghan, the children’s pediatrician suggested staying put was the best course of action for herself and her three kids.
RHOC Star Meghan Documents Quarantine on Social Media
The former RHOC star considers herself as an ambassador of sorts to single parents. She routinely shares updates on the activities she and her children do each day. Meghan’s followers have seen everything from making French toast to taking the children out for fresh air.
The kids aren’t fans of social distancing. Meghan reveals that they ask about playdates and going to preschool. In response, Meghan explained the coronavirus in kid language. She wrote,
“I told my kiddos how The Big Germ is invisible and it likes to hang out where there’s a lot of people, so we have to distance ourselves from non-family members, schools, and anywhere there’s a large crowd and we have to wash our hands A LOT.”
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Doing my best every day to stay positive and see the silver lining in all the chaos (more family time, a chance to reflect, an opportunity to read more or learn more, etc) but I think it’s obvious that we’re all trying to grapple with the unknown. The number one thing that I think ALWAYS helps during times like these is to come together- so my friends @taza, @lauraiz, and @laurenkaysims and I are coming together to talk about how each of us are approaching the conversation of COVID-19. For me, my kids are 3, 1, and 1 so I level with them. COVID-19, in our household, is called “The Big Germ” 🦠 I told my kiddos how The Big Germ is invisible and it likes to hang out where there’s a lot of people so we have to distance ourselves from non-family members, schools, and anywhere there’s a large crowd and we have to wash our hands A LOT 🧼 . When questions like “why can’t I have a play date” or “can I go to preschool” comes up, I tell them that right now, The Big Germ might be all over those places BUT I always say “we can ____:” We CAN watch a movie here. We CAN play dress up inside. We CAN bake and pig out on dessert! I think it’s so important for parents to help their little ones understand what’s going on while also making it a family fun time, too (while also giving yourself grace and not beating yourself up over permitting too much screen time, snacks, etc.) Your coronavirus conversations will vary depending on the age of your children so check out other advice & ideas from my friends @taza, @lauraiz, and @laurenkaysims’s pages and make sure to FOLLOW so you don’t miss a thing. I know for me, I can use all the help I can get right now! And remember, we are all trying our best and that’s all we can ask for 💕#momsquadcollab
Instead of focusing on what they can’t do, she tries to get them to focus on what they can do. Things like watch movies, bake desserts and go for walks.
Jim Likely Affected by Baseball Postponing Season
Before he was on RHOC, Jim was a baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, among other teams. He does commentary for the Cardinals’ games on Fox Sports. He hasn’t said anything about how coronavirus has affected his job.
His last Instagram post was a month ago during spring training. Spring training has since been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NHL and NBA seasons are also postponed or outright canceled. Even the Summer Olympics are postponed until 2021.
RHOC: Meghan Pens Open Letter to Followers, Encourages Them to Shop Small Businesses
The RHOC alum took to her blog to pen an open letter to her subscribers. She explained that small businesses are being hit the hardest during the quarantines. Some states, such as New York and California, are requiring “non-essential” businesses close until at least April, possibly longer.
Meghan encourages her followers to use their upcoming relief money from the government at local, small businesses. She notes that even she has been affected as social media sponsors dry up.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 will air sometime in 2020 or 2021. Filming began a few weeks ago but Bravo has since stopped production on all of their returning shows for the time being.