Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds took to Instagram on Wednesday to confirm her new relationship with businessman and podcast host Christian Schauf.
The post referenced an article in People Magazine that discussed the new relationship. Last year, Meghan, 35, divorced her ex-husband, former St. Louis Cardinals player Jim Edmonds, 49, after scandals rocked their marriage. Inappropriate text messages between Jim and another woman surfaced last June.
The couple stayed together but eventually split in October when more rumors surfaced that Jim and the couple’s nanny were having an inappropriate relationship. Jim and the nanny denied any wrongdoing. The couple married in 2014 and share three children, 1-year-old twin boys Hart and Hayes and 3-year-old daughter Aspen.
Meghan was very vocal about her feelings over the split from Jim. She took to her blog to describe how she was “barely hanging on by a thread” post-breakup.
While her ex-husband has already moved on — People reported that Jim is now dating Kortnie O’Connor, a realtor — this is the first post-divorce relationship for Meghan.
Meghan and Christian’s relationship, although new, has blossomed. The pair have a great deal in common and spent Memorial Day Weekend together in Park City, Utah, where Christian resides. The couple reportedly share a love of the outdoors and spent the weekend hiking. Christian is an avid outdoorsman and runs Uncharted Supply Co., an emergency survival kit company.
Meghan posted a picture to her Instagram from the holiday weekend of her hiking with the caption, “MDW plans include: becoming a mountain woman.” There was no sign of her new boyfriend in the photo.
Besides both enjoying the outdoors, Christian and Meghan are also both podcasters. Meghan hosts a relationship show, Intimate Knowledge, with Brooke Burke and Lila Darville, while Christian hosts a podcast about the outdoors called Life Uncharted.
Even though the couple live far apart, with Christian in Utah and Meghan in California, they make time to see one another often. Christian has flown back and forth to Los Angeles, where Meghan stays with her kids. At the same time, Meghan’s son Hart is receiving various therapies for “PVL (a brain injury and Cerebral Palsy precursor that affects his motor skills, proprioception, and his language),” according to the People article.
As for Meghan’s thoughts on her failed marriage, she has decided to move forward. “I made up my mind that I refuse to carry anger. Therefore I am not angry (although I do have many moments of anger),” Meghan wrote per People.