‘The Bachelorette’ alum Mike Johnson and ‘The Real Housewives’ alum Meghan King confirm they’re dating

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The Bachelorette alum Mike Johnson and former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King have confirmed they are dating and dished about their budding romance.

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Mike and Meghan walked the red carpet together at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday, September 23, making their public debut as an official couple.

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“I mean, we’re — I’m having a blast. And I’m so happy to be here,” Meghan, who is turning 38 soon, told Entertainment Tonight while promoting her new re-branded, solo “Intimate Knowledge” podcast.

“Mike was on the podcast with me today,” Meghan revealed. “And we spoke about our first date, which [just happened] last night, and so, I don’t know.”

When asked how the date went, Mike joked, “We’re here together again!”

“We’re on our second date,” Meghan chimed in, adding how she and Mike were “set up” by her podcast team.

“I said, ‘If I’m going to this festival, I need a hot date. And who should I go with?'” she elaborated. “Listen to this, I’ve been asking them to set me up with somebody for two years, and it takes a festival for them? But hey, I got a good one.”

“I mean hey, we’re here now, that’s all that matters,” Mike added.

Meghan then gushed about the Season 15 The Bachelorette alum and what she’s attracted to.

“I mean, do you see him? Besides the obvious, Mike, is so kind and genuine. And he’s just an easy person to talk to you. We connected very quickly, easily,” Meghan shared.

Mike agreed and also shared why he’s drawn to the fellow reality TV star and blonde beauty.

“I want to talk good about her! She’s getting me out of my shell,” Mike revealed. “I feel more comfortable when I’m around her, and so I love that. It’s helped me out a lot. I think she’s gonna teach me some things, so, I like that too.”

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Meghan told ET her dating life “is very involved” with “lots of sex” — which prompted Mike to bashfully pull away from the camera laughing — and “lots of drama.”

Mike and Meghan sparked dating rumors last week when they were spotted at a Las Vegas strip club together on Thursday, September 22.

“They acted like no one else was around them. Meghan was sitting on Mike’s lap for the majority of the night. He was very touchy-feely with her,” a source told Us Weekly on Friday, noting how the pair ultimately left the establishment holding hands.

An insider also told E! News about how Mike and Meghan were “all over each other” at the club and “seemed very into each other.”

Meghan also took to social media and captioned an Instagram photo from the same night, “Look who I found at @iheartradio festival in Vegas! @mike_johnson is my new fave!”

Meghan, however, suggested her romance with Mike wasn’t serious on Friday, when she wrote on Instagram Stories, “We are just having fun.”

After failing to win Hannah Brown’s heart on The Bachelorette’s fifteenth season and missing out on a hometown date, Mike was rumored to be a frontrunner to star on The Bachelor’s 24th season.

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Mike had a fling with Sydney Lotuaco on Bachelor in Paradise in 2019, but they called it quits about halfway through the season and Mike left Mexico single and wanting love.

The Bachelor position for 2020, however, ultimately went to Peter Weber, and Mike went on to have a brief one-month romance with singer Demi Lovato.

“Demi and Mike’s fling has fizzled out and they aren’t seeing each other or texting like they were before. Nothing happened, it just ran its course,” a source told E! News in October 2019.

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For Meghan’s part, she was married to former MLB star, Jim Edmonds. The couple reportedly broke up in 2019 after five years of marriage and a cheating scandal.

Meghan and Jim had three children together — a daughter, Aspen, 5, and twin boys, Hart and Hayes, 4.

Meghan married for the second time in 2021. She and attorney Cuffe Owens, the nephew of President Joe Biden, reportedly had a whirlwind relationship after meeting on a dating app.

Meghan and Cuffe tied the knot in October 2021 after just a few months of knowing each other, and they announced their split two months later.

Meghan went on to get her second marriage annulled, and she admitted to ET her past relationship failures are “embarrassing.”

“I feel embarrassed by some of my past romantic relationships and that’s really humiliating to live out in the public eye. In those ways, I wish that I wasn’t a public figure, but I am. The mistakes I make are public and I have to take the good with the bad,” Meghan shared.

“I think that in order for me to have been successful on The Real Housewives, and then to still be kind [of] in the public eye in the way that I am today, I can’t really let things, outside noise, bother me that much. Otherwise, I would just be hiding under a rock right now.”

Meghan admitted being famous and dating in the public eye is hard.

“The scrutiny is intense, and it’s personal, and it’s emotionally charged. To be able to slough that off is a real skill that I’m proud to say that I do possess,” Meghan explained.

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“I don’t love it and it does affect me — and I’d be lying to say that it doesn’t affect me at all — but for the most part, I feel very confident in who I am in my own sense of self.”

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About The Author:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.

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