Meghan O'Toole King said she split from her husband, Cuffe Biden Owens, the nephew of President Joe Biden, on Monday, just two months after the couple wed in a whirlwind romance.
King, who has three children with her second husband, former major league baseball player Jim Edmonds, said she was "devastated" at the end of her third marriage.
"I’ve been asked by many outlets and individuals to comment on the state of my marriage," King said on her Instagram stories. "I am rattled. This situation is profoundly devastating. This is obviously not what I imagined when I made my vows — and I’m shocked and saddened by the way things turned out. I am moving forward with my children as we privately process our pain and begin to let go of shattered dreams."
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King, who appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County, said she met Owens through a dating app. The couple talked for five hours on the phone one night and, by the end of the conversation, he was booked on a flight to St. Louis that would leave in eight hours, King told bridal outlet Brides.com.
"Within a week, we were back on the East Coast, meeting his family, and starting to plan our future together," she told the outlet. "We didn’t leave each other’s side for weeks."
It's not clear when the couple first met. However, they confirmed they were a couple publicly in September and married a few weeks later at Owens's family home in Pennsylvania. Biden and first lady Jill Biden attended the private ceremony, which was only for friends and family. Valerie Biden Owens, the mother of Cuffe, is the younger sister of the president and one of his political advisers.
Edmonds told the Daily Mail in October that he thought it was a joke when he found out about the wedding from King the day before the ceremony.
"She called me to tell me she was getting married. It was the first I heard anything about it. I thought it was a joke — they'd been dating for about four weeks," Edmonds said. "Then I wondered, 'Is she pregnant?' But is it even possible to know that just four weeks after the first date?"
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The divorce between Edmonds and King was finalized in May. However, the couple had been separated since 2019 after an alleged cheating scandal with the children's nanny, which Edmonds denies. King, now 37, was also married to a former classmate at the University of Mississippi named Brad McDill from 2007 to 2011.
King asked the public for kindness and grace on her Instagram story while she and her family "navigate this labyrinth of grief."