Meghan King Edmonds has a live-in nanny for her three children. During an interview on Heather Dubrow’s podcast this week, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star explained why having another woman helping out in her home has been so beneficial for her family.
While still married to her now-estranged husband Jim Edmonds, Meghan came under fire months ago for allegedly having four nannies. A claim she denied at the time.
Recently, however, Meghan told her former Bravo co-star that having a live-in nanny has actually saved her money.
“It’s so important to have that as a working mom,” Meghan told Heather during the February 20 episode of Heather Dubrow’s World.
“It’s a money-saver for me,” she continued. “I pay her X amount of dollars a day and she works during the awake hours. I give her X days off a month and those are the days, if I have the kids and not Jim, that she takes off and I’m a full-time mom.”
Following her October 2019 split from Jim, which came after five years of marriage and a highly-publicized text message scandal last June, Meghan moved to Los Angeles with her three kids. Additionally, she enrolled her son Hart, who suffers from a neurological disorder, into an intense therapy program. Meanwhile, her estranged husband, who is rumored to be dating one of her former friends, remained in St. Louis, where his four oldest children reside.
According to Meghan, her live-in nanny has been a big help to her as she raises her kids as a single working mom, all while balancing her busy career as a podcast host on Intimate Knowledge, in Southern California. In fact, Meghan claims her nanny has essentially replaced Jim.
“She’s basically replaced Jim in what he would do, except she’s around more because she’s the nanny whereas Jim would like, up and go,” she explained.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, an In Touch Weekly report in late November of last year revealed details of Meghan and Jim’s custody arrangement. While Jim was thrilled about the agreed-upon deal, Meghan was “not happy” with the 50/50 deal. As the outlet explained, Meghan did not want to share equal custody with her estranged husband but that was exactly what the court gave her.
“She expected him to get less because she’s been saying he can’t handle it, but he’s doing just fine,” the insider told the magazine last year.