King, 37, and Johnson, 34, arrived holding hands, according to photos obtained by TMZ. The former Bravo personality sat in Johnson’s lap at one point and appeared to be all smiles. According to the outlet, the duo went to a private VIP table before leaving Crazy Horse 3 together.
King, for her part, hinted at the fun outing on her social media. “Look who I found at @iheartradio festival in Vegas! @mike_johnson is my new fave!” she captioned an Instagram photo that same night of her and the season 15 Bachelorette alum posing for the camera.
A source exclusively told Us Weekly that King and Johnson are “just friends” following their outing. “They’re working together on a podcast episode with iHeart and going on a date was part of the podcast,” the insider shared, adding that the twosome had “a lot of fun” together.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum, who was married to Edmonds, 52, from 2014 to 2019, originally filed for a temporary restraining order in June. King alleged that the former St. Louis Cardinals player exhibited “frequent and consistent verbal abuse” toward her.
Edmonds slammed the accusations after the news made headlines earlier this month. “This request for an order of protection is completely baseless and furthermore makes an absolute mockery of the pain suffered by the millions of women in this country who are legitimate victims of abuse,” his rep, Steve Honig, told Us in a statement at the time.
Later that year, King announced that the pair had called it quits. “I am rattled. This situation is profoundly devastating,” the Missouri native, who shares daughter Aspen, 5, and twins Hart and Hayes, 4, with Edmonds, wrote via Instagram in December 2021. “This is obviously not what I imagined when I made my vows — and I’m shocked and saddened by the way things turned out. I am moving forward with my children as we privately process our pain and begin to let go of shattered dreams.”
After getting the marriage annulled, King opened up about her approach to finding someone new. “I enjoy dating. It’s not kind of the top of my list like it used to be,” she shared on Caroline Stanbury‘s “Divorced Not Dead” podcast in July. “It’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen so I’m just trying to take this time to sit in the moment. Mainly with my kids and of course my friends too. My friends have been amazing through all of this.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper