It's been a long time coming!
"I feel the same as I did before it was finalized," the 36-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County alum told Us Weekly on Thursday. "I think it's, like, an energetic closure, which is important, but I mean, I've been learning how to be independent ever since we separated, ever since the divorce was filed, and so that's almost, I guess, a year and a half now."
The 50-year-old retired Major League Baseball player filed for divorce from MKE in October of 2019 after five years of marriage and several public cheating scandals, the last one preceding the divorce filing. The exes share three children: daughter Aspen, 4, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, 2.
"So it just – it feels good," she went on. "It feels good to put that behind me and just look to the future. I want to spend my life with a partner. I'm a loyal, monogamous individual. I've been having a lot of fun dating, but I'm really hoping to settle down and find that partner."
As for her dating life, King confirmed her relationship with friend-turned-boyfriend Will Roos in January, two months after calling it quits with businessman Christian Schauf, who she dated for six months.
Meanwhile, Edmonds has been dating Kortnie O'Connor – Meghan's former friend with whom she claims she and Jim once had a threesome – since last April.
At the time of their separation, King accused Edmonds of having had an affair with their nanny, both of whom denied the accusations. There were also allegations he was involved with a well-known "baseball madame," to whom he allegedly sent explicit videos while his then-wife was in labor with their twins.
The couple's subsequent court battle was as messy as their breakup.
In April of 2020, King claimed was receiving "barely" enough money in child support to pay for "groceries for my tribe," while Edmonds' rep retorted that he was actually going "above and beyond what he is required to do."
Then came the ugly custody battle, which was further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, King was also contesting the terms of her previously signed prenuptial agreement, which the former athlete "fully" expected to be upheld.
"Jim is talking with his legal team about getting full custody of the children because he is getting increasingly upset that Meghan has been out of town during portions of her custodial time," a source told Us Weekly in August of last year. "There have been numerous times when Jim has brought the kids to Meghan for her custodial week only to find out she is out of town and he has to leave them with Meghan's nanny."
In response, King insisted she had only left her kids for a total of "three days" in the 10 months since their split.
The contentious exes made headlines again in December after Edmonds accused the former reality star of leaving their previously shared home "dirty and messy" after she moved out.
King responded by saying she was simply "choosing to only look for the positive."
MKE rang in 2021 by expressing her frustrations with her divorce case being in limbo due to the shutdown.
"Back to 2020 goals, looking back mine were pretty lofty. *Insert sarcasm and keep reading.* My main one was to get divorced but here I am married as ever," she wrote in a blog post, where she often documents all her life's ups and downs. "Dude, Covid courts won't even let me get divorced."
Welp, those "Covid courts" were a little late, but they delivered!