Divorced Mom Meghan King Celebrates Christmas Eve a Day Late with Kids: 'Redefine My Holidays'
Meghan King / Instagram Meghan King and her children
Meghan King takes control of the holiday season.
The 36-year-old former Real Housewives of Orange County celebrated Christmas Eve with her three children on Friday, saying the family would have a Christmas morning late Saturday morning.
"Happy Christmas Eve! Right, today I'm celebrating Christmas Eve with my babies," King wrote on Instagram and shared a cute photo with daughter Aspen (4) and twin sons Hart and Hayes (2).
"I hate being divorced and I hate to share vacations so I've decided that I shouldn't let my pain define my vacation, but rather that I redefine my vacation," she added in the headline . "And just like that, I declare this Christmas Eve!"
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In the comments, King responded to a fan and asked if this meant their kids would open gifts on Saturday morning. He wrote: "Yes! Exactly!"
The vacation marks two major milestones for King: it was her first vacation at her new home in St. Louis, and it was also her first vacation since announcing her split from her boyfriend, Christian Schauf, a businessman from Park City, Utah.
"When I close the door to my relationship with Christian, I literally open the door to our new family home," she wrote on Instagram at the time of their separation.
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On her blog, King added that after her breakup with estranged husband, Jim Edmonds, whom she was divorcing, she "learned how to heal" and that her relationship with Schauf "rekindled" her "dormant spirit of adventure" and it she allowed herself to remember "what it felt like to love myself and to be loved".
"I wish things could have been different in so many ways, but unfortunately things are the way they are," she wrote of her time at Schauf, adding that the split was completely amicable. "You see, a beautiful love can exist - and then cease to exist - after a terrible storm and things can still be fine."
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King was open about her struggle to adjust to single life in the weeks since the breakup, admitting that she sometimes wished she had "a partner" to study with.
"I feel sorry for myself because I wish I had a partner on whose shoulder I could cry," she wrote on Instagram after a particularly tough day. "Things are going to be good, but it was difficult today. Change is difficult. I'm strong, I'll last. But I need a minute to feel the feelings."
On Thursday, King shared on Instagram that she was traveling back to St. Louis from Idaho, where she spent some free time while her children were away.
The podcast host added that her family's Christmas party this year would be "small and easy" but that she "kinda loves these Covid holidays".
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