Mike Johnson Wants to Be ‘Friends’ After Vegas Date

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Mixed messages Meghan KingShe spoke out about her position with The Bachelor‘s Mike JohnsonAfter their blind date.

Shortly after the pair enjoyed a night at a Las Vegas strip club in September, King, 38, revealed that she wasn’t ruling out a potential relationship.

“I don’t know if he is looking for that. He was on. The Bachelor and that’s the whole premise of the show,” she exclusively told Us WeeklyFans were taken by surprise after the night out. “So I would assume he is, but I can’t put words in his mouth.”

The Real Housewives of Orange CountyAn alum said that Johnson, 34, was a great guy and she was looking forward getting to know him better. “He’s definitely on a path to finding love. As am I,” she added. “It doesn’t seem like he’s playing around so I respect that immensely.”

However, the dynamic seems to have changed since then. The Missouri native reached for the former ABC personality to share her feelings after their trip.

“It was a blind date, but then it turned into a real date. So, then I get back to Saint Louis and I feel bad so I FaceTime him,” she recalled during the Tuesday, October 4, episode of her “Intimate Knowledge” podcast. “I’m like, ‘Mike, I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed my weekend with you. Although it felt like it was a blind date, I feel that we have an honest connection and I’m sorry if you felt emasculated. I must reach out to you to tell what I felt was genuine.’”

She continued: “He was like, ‘I didn’t expect that.’ He was lying in bed and kissing the phone. Then he was like, ‘OK, I have some thoughts on this.’”

According to the Bravo personality, the twosome weren’t able to connect due to their busy schedules.

“He literally asked me to be his girlfriend the last night [in Vegas],” she claimed, before reading a recent text she received from Johnson. “‘I keep having back to backs today. Sorry, my mom called during our conversation but I wanted to mention that I see us strictly as friends and wanted it to be said before I forgot. I’ll be meeting my next in a moment. Hope you have a good day.’”

King acknowledged that there were no hard feelings in the podcast with the other. Make the love you want author, saying, “I felt bad, like I was using him. Because I was. He was fine, and everyone is fine. So, I need to get over it.”

The podcast host’s update on her dating life comes after she weighed in on ex-husband Jim Edmonds‘ whirlwind wedding to Kortnie O’Connor.

“He’s spending massive, whopping, inconceivable amounts of money on his bride. I’m all for it, no matter what it takes. Keep her around,” King, who was married to Edmonds, 52, from 2014 to 2019, shared with Use following the couple’s nuptials last month. “Take her on lavish trips, buy her a Ferrari and Chanel [purses]private jets. Do anything you can to keep this woman because I don’t know what would happen if she was gone. Like, he would fall apart.”

The reality star, who shares daughter Aspen, 5, and twins Hart and Hayes, 4, with the former athlete, also praised the “stability” the marriage would proved her children.

“[Kortnie]For the last three-years, my children have known this person. That stability is very important. I haven’t been able to give them that stability and a partner, which is a huge piece of mom guilt for me,” she explained. “But at least Jim — with his mountain of faults — is able to provide that. I’m gonna give him props where props are due.”

King, for her part moved on Cuffe OwensAfter she split from Edmonds. After three weeks of dating, they exchanged vows in Oct 2021. They ended their relationship later in the year.