Jaime King is ‘leaning on friends’ & ‘doing a lot of yoga & meditation’

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About two weeks ago, Jaime King filed for divorce from her husband Kyle Howard. She sought a restraining order and she got one, a temporary one until their court date on June 8. She filed for divorce in California, but it seems like Kyle has been in Pennsylvania with their two sons throughout the pandemic. He told the court, in his filing, that he’s been the solo parent for years. It’s thought that the custody issue will start to be worked out this month as well. Then Kyle filed his response to her divorce filing and it was full of horrific claims about Jaime King. According to him, she’s a chronic alcoholic and drug abuser who has been in and out of rehab several times to no avail. He even tried to do an intervention this year and she only stayed in rehab for a day. He claimed that she used drugs (pills, opioids) and drank through both of her pregnancies too. From his filing:

I have spent the last decade and more trying to get Jaime help, covering for her when she was drunk, high, driving under the influence, missing for days at a time, late for work, fighting with friends, family, coworkers, employees, excusing her innumerable infidelities as being only the result of the drugs, and taking care of her when she was out of her mind, delusional, or catatonic as a result of her substance abuse and eating disorders. I have done everything I can think of to try and get her well so she can be the mother to our children that I know she can be, including interventions, working with her doctors to wean her off opiates, and trying to convince her to get into rehab many, many times…Since the birth of our children, I have struggled more and more with trying to balance helping Jaime and protecting the kids.

[From Us Weekly]

As we also covered, Jaime reacted by saying that Kyle was abusive, that he stalked her and that he stole money from her. Basically, it’s going to be a while before a lot of this gets worked out. Since the filings, Jaime has been seen out with a mystery man, lending some credence to Kyle’s claim that she has been unfaithful. And that’s not all – her publicist is pushing stories like this to People Magazine:

As Jaime King and Kyle Newman approach a court date that may determine custody of their two sons, a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE the star is staying strong with support from loved ones.

“It’s been a difficult time, but she’s leaning on friends,” says the source. “She’s been doing a lot of yoga and meditation.”

After filming the upcoming season of her Netflix show Black Summer earlier this year, King — who is also a producer on the series — is “keeping busy with work and post-production while trying to lay low,” adds the source.

[From People]

I mean… a week ago, they were lobbing horrendous accusations at each other and now Jaime is all “who me, I’m just meditating and doing yoga.” I wonder if she still has any kind of real support network left, especially considering the 14-person intervention Kyle apparently arranged in January. After so many years – again, allegedly – of drug and alcohol abuse, how many of those loved ones are now trying tough love, get-your-sh-t-together love or “I have to disengage from this now” love? But I’m sure some People readers will buy it.

Jaime King, Kyle Newman attends The premiere of 'SOLO Star Wars' in Los Angeles

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  1. Alissa says:

    yeah, if she’s really had numerous rehab stays that should be fairly easy to prove?

  2. Mia4s says:

    This feels like a retreat…and a wise one. For the kids’ sake and for the fact that the his story appears to have at least some credible witnesses. Not saying she’s lying about the rest (I would have no idea) but, well, speaking from family experience that defensiveness was painfully familiar. Please get help.

  3. xdanix says:

    I don’t know what the whole truth is behind this sad, messy situation, because I don’t know these people. But one thing I know for sure is, I haven’t thought Jaime looked well for years now. There have been many times I’ve seen pictures of her and thought she looked frighteningly thin, to the point of unwell. And I know sometimes people are just naturally very thin, but there have been pictures going back years where she just looked TOO thin, sometimes to the point where she looked downright emaciated. Whether it’s for the reasons he claims, or there’s more truth to her side of the story and it’s been as a result of that, or their truth is somewhere in the middle, I do absolutely believe that she does need help. I just really hope she gets it.

    • Case says:

      Agreed. My mom watched Hart of Dixie and asked me at one point, “Do you know if something happened to Jaime King? On the show she started off so cute and normal-thin and then all of the sudden she looked so frail.”

    • Lea says:

      She has looked really haggard for a while. Even on Instagram with her pictures heavily edited she still didn’t look well.
      Also, in all the pictures she has very small pupils, and that’s usually a tell-tale sign of opioids use.
      I hope she gets the help she needs for the sake of her children.

  4. NeNe's Wig says:

    His name is Kyle Newman, not Kyle Howard.

  5. Meg says:

    I was so embarrassed for her reading his accusations in the press-couldn’t that have been discussed privately with the court for their divorce and custody but not dragged through the public like this? I think so but he wanted to shame her

  6. kgeo says:

    I have a friend that is thankfully sober now, but she tried the yoga and meditation route for about a year as well. It’s no substitute for doing the real work.