Meghan King and Christian Schauf have split up but remain on “good terms,” the Uncharted Supply Company CEO exclusively tells Page Six.
On Monday, E! News reported that Schauf, 40, broke up with the former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, 36, because he “couldn’t take all the social media and public attention.”
However, Schauf told us the article is “pretty inaccurate.”
“I’ve never had any problem with any form of publicity,” he told us. “We lead very different lives and knew that when we met. Sometimes this happens. I wish nothing but the best for Meghan and the kids and we’re on good terms.”
King also confirmed the breakup to us on Monday and addressed it on her Instagram Story, writing that she and Schauf “decided to part ways in the most loving and healthy way.”
“We just got off the phone laughing at how to ‘announce’ this,” she continued, “and he suggested some cute, sappy breakup quote. I agreed so here ya go!”
Along with the quote, which encourages people to take a moment, not be too hard on yourself and grow from your experiences, she added, “I experienced a beautiful relationship that blossomed before it ended and I will always hold him in the highest regard and with the utmost respect.”
King met Schauf in early 2019 on a dating app and through a mutual friend, trainer Nancy Anderson. The couple made their relationship Instagram official in May 2020.
In July, Schauf opened up to Page Six about his experience dating the former “RHOC” star, who shares three kids with her ex-husband, MLB star Jim Edmonds.
“Most people that I’ve dated have some kind of legacy to them,” he said. “I had gotten to a point where I’ve gotten comfortable with the situation.”
King and Edmonds, 50, have had a contentious relationship in the public eye, which Schauf previously acknowledged was “not easy” for the single mom to “deal with.”
At the time, the Utah-based businessman also slammed reports that he was dating King for the fame.
“I found that pretty funny because if fame was what I was after, I’ve had dozens of opportunities in my life to do something for fame,” he said. “I don’t think moving from Los Angeles to Park City is something that somebody who’s fame-hungry [would do].”
Schauf added, “I’m a dude that’s been pretty career-focused, and has been trying to meet the right person.”
King and Schauf still follow each other on social media, and the Uncharted Supply Company CEO even congratulated the former reality star on buying her first home.
King revealed on Sunday that she bought a new house in St. Louis and gave fans a partial tour.
In a separate video, she shared how she showed the home to her kids, 4-year-old Aspen and 2-year-old twins Hart and Hayes, for the first time.
“They must think Rome was built in a day!” she joked in the caption. “I only told them I bought a house five minutes before this! It’s like it just magically appeared in their little minds! Count on mama to have all the magic.”