Although Meghan King is still finalizing her divorce from Jim Edmonds, she is looking forward to what 2021 might have in store for her.
In a new chat with US Weekly, King got candid about how things have changed in her life and what she is looking forward to in the new year. Beyond that, the “Real Housewives of Orange County” star explained how she is feeling especially “lonely” after the rollercoaster split and the aftereffects of being a single mother.
King and Edmonds were originally married back in 2014, and have since had three children together, Aspen, 4, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, 2.
In October of 2019, things took a turn for the worse when US reported that the pair had called it quits amidst allegations that Edmonds had been unfaithful, which he adamantly denied.
Now, with the holidays over, King is reflecting on how difficult the split was in the context of the time and how “lonely” Christmas was without the full family.
Unpacking Being Single
King described the feeling of being alone on Christmas as “really depressing.”
“I mean, I’m an adult who’s been driven by societal expectations for 36 years,” she said of the time and how it affected her. “It’s just hard to one day decide that that’s not what I’m going to do anymore.”
The reality star then detailed how although she feels empowered, the sense of loneliness still encroaches rather fiercely on her as she still unpacks the notion of being single once again.
‘I’m All By Myself’
“I’m single. I have a new house. I’m all by myself in it. On one hand, I’m so proud and I feel incredibly empowered, and on the other hand, I’m lonely. I want somebody to share this life that I’ve built with me,” she said of how the loneliness profoundly affects her.
Although King admits that she is entertaining the notion of dating in her local area of St. Louis once again, her core focus currently is on her nonprofit work overseas, particularly in Africa.
Goals For 2021
“I’m getting involved with a nonprofit that builds seamstress factories for women around the world. I’m particularly interested in an area in Africa,” she said of potential 2021 endeavors.
“I’m going to make that one of my missions for 2021,” she declared, “I’m really excited about helping others, or helping others while helping myself too, which I think is a huge part of being a newly single woman. … I feel empowered by helping others. Therefore, it helps propel me forward.”