The lady on the opposite finish of Jim Edmonds’ inappropriate text messages is Jennifer McFelia Villegas — and she or he has an alleged previous with a number of skilled athletes, a number of sources inform Us Weekly solely.
The former baseball professional despatched lewd photographs and movies to Villegas whereas his spouse, Meghan King Edmonds, was pregnant with their twin sons in 2018. Jim beforehand admitted to Us on June 13 that he had a “lapse in judgment,” however the former St. Louis Cardinals star maintained that he “never touched” another woman throughout his marriage to the Real Housewives of Orange County alum.
Meghan, in the meantime, spoke solely to Us after Villegas was recognized.
“I only blame my husband for his actions: he made the choice to betray my trust and jeopardize our marriage,” the previous Bravo star tells Us. “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.”
Villegas, for her half, responded to the accusations in an announcement to AllAboutTheTea.
“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 mentioned within the assertion. “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.”
Jim, nonetheless, isn’t the primary skilled athlete that Villegas has tried to contact, a former spouse of an MLB participant claims to Us solely.
“My husband was a minor league player at the time and was on the road in Tennessee and she was at a game and somehow the two of them connected and exchanged phone numbers and contact information,” she tells Us. “She said that she worked at Under Armor and said she’d give him and his teammates apparel, would send them gear. … I got a Facebook message from a friend of hers, asking if I was still with my ex-husband.”
While her then-husband initially denied realizing Villegas, the previous MLB spouse tells Us that she caught him by way of a three-way cellphone name. “They were having a conversation and I was the third caller, the third person, and ended up having to catch him red-handed,” she claims. “It’s one of those things where you wake up every day and it’s on your mind and it’s one of those things that I didn’t know if I could get over. We separated five years after this happened and then finally divorced. I’ve wondered, too, over the years if they’ve been back in touch.”
She provides: “This is not just a jersey chaser who is impressed by a potential big name athlete and wants to sleep with him. … It was a whole mastermind manipulation scheme.”
According to a second supply, Villegas has allegedly been contacting baseball gamers since 2003. “She will find a way to get around players who like to go out and cling to the ones that converse with her,” the second supply claims.
Meanwhile, one other former baseball participant, Us Weekly‘s third supply, claims Villegas reached out to him by way of an Instagram direct message in late 2016. “She’s known around the baseball world,” he tells Us. “I fell for it. Other people have fallen for it. There’s other people that have talked to her. She used to call me when she was talking to some dude from Cincinnati.”
The athlete additionally alleges to Us that Villegas contacted his present fiancée after he ended the connection.
“I threatened her multiple times that I was going to get harassment charges on her if she keeps contacting me,” he explains. “If I didn’t answer the phone, she would keep calling until I did. … It’s an absolutely nightmare. To be honest with you, I wouldn’t force my worst enemy to have to deal with that.”
According to a fourth supply, MLB safety has been “notified many times about this woman, but has failed to take action.” However, a fifth baseball insider claims to Us that the group did step in concerning Villegas’ actions previously.
“[The MLB] did receive reports regarding the woman in question from 2008 and 2012, but they have not heard about an incident involving her since 2012. They had contact with her to stop certain conduct,” the fifth insider tells Us, claiming that Villegas has been “banned from individual parks.”
Villegas has additionally had hassle with the regulation previously. Back in 2012, she was booked for driving underneath the affect in Georgia. In 2016, Villegas was accused of leaving “her infant daughter in her car … with no supervision,” based on courtroom paperwork obtained by Us. As a outcome, she was fined $500, agreed to 12 months of probation and needed to full parenting programs and life abilities courses.
Jim and Meghan, who tied the knot in October 2014, are dad and mom of 2-year-old Aspen and 12-month-old twins Hayes and Hart. The life-style blogger wrote a prolonged put up about Jim’s scandal on June 14, admitting she could no longer “trust” her husband of nearly five years.
“I’m a simple girl. I wanted a solid marriage. I’m as loyal as they come and I wanted the vows we made when we exchanged our rings to be acted upon. Now my wedding ring symbolizes fraud,” Meghan wrote. “Marriage is hard, we’ve been through our ups and downs, I’ve talked about it openly. A relationship takes two but it doesn’t take two to cheat.”
Meghan concluded that she has “hope” their marriage can “recover.”
“Marriage is a choice on the bad days. And on the good days marriage is easy and beautiful,” she defined. “No one said it would be easy, I just didn’t think it would be this hard.”
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