Meghan King and Mike Johnson ‘just friends’ despite ‘chemistry’


She doesn’t accept her rose yet.

‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ alum Meghan King and Bachelor Nation star Mike Johnson are ‘just friends’ despite having ‘undeniable chemistry’ on a recent date in Las Vegas, source says exclusively at Page Six.

“They had a lot of fun together and are happy to know each other now,” a source said. “But as far as a relationship goes, it’s platonic.”

The two stars were created by the producers of King’s iHeartRadio podcast, “Intimate Knowledge with Meghan King,” an in-depth dive into topics related to relationships and sex.

Fans will eventually learn more about King and Johnson’s steamy outing in Sin City, which included a visit to a strip club.

Their meeting took place during the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival festivities. Ahead of the concerts this weekend, King, 37, and Johnson, 34, hung out at a podcast party at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino Thursday.

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“As far as a relationship goes, it’s platonic,” an insider said of King’s dynamic with Johnson.
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Later that evening, King and Johnson headed to Crazy Horse 3. There, the blonde beauty and handsome Air Force veteran were spotted packing on the PDA.

As video footage obtained by TMZ shows, King sat on Johnson’s lap as the two enjoyed a personal performance by an exotic dancer. At one point, they held hands and, according to E! News, even embraced.

King went on to praise Johnson in a cute Instagram post. “Look who I found at the @iheartradio festival in Vegas! @mike_johnson is my new favorite!” she captioned a photo of the couple posing together.

Regardless of the canoodlings, our source assures us, “They’re buddies and colleagues.”

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The Bachelor Nation star and the Bravo alum kissed on the red carpet at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
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Still, King and Johnson cuddled up for photographers during an iHeartRadio appearance on Friday night.

Before kissing on the red carpet, the duo mingled with a host of reality TV personalities, including ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Drew Sidora, ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ alum ” Teddi Mellencamp and former “Bachelor” Bob Guiney.

King’s flirtations with Johnson came days after she rejected two protective orders against ex-husband Jim Edmonds.

King – who finalized her divorce from Edmonds, 52, in May 2021 – originally filed a temporary restraining order in June, alleging the former MLB player had exhibited “frequent and consistent verbal abuse” to respect.

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Johnson went on a date with King for her iHeartRadio podcast, “Intimate Knowledge with Meghan King.”
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Edmonds has vehemently denied those allegations. Additionally, the retired athlete’s rep, Steve Honig, told TMZ in part that the case was “completely without merit.”

In addition to the restraining order, King sought a child protection order against Edmonds which was not granted. This week, both orders were dropped via his attorney.

Throughout it all, King leaned on those around her — including publicist Anthony Lario and her model brother, RJ King — for support. The pair joined her on a recent work trip to New York to promote “Intimate Knowledge.”

“I love working and being in town,” Meghan previously told Page Six. “It’s always best to stick your nose in the grindstone.”

King shares daughter Aspen and twins Hart and Hayes with ex-husband Jim Edmonds.
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The mother-of-three – who shares daughter Aspen, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Hart and Hayes with Edmonds – added: “And I want to be the best example of a working single mom for my kids.

After Meghan divorced Edmonds, she married President Joe Biden’s nephew, Cuffe Biden Owens, in October 2021. But they separated two months later.

Johnson, for his part, notably competed for the heart of Hannah Brown in season 15 of “The Bachelorette” in 2019, before not finding love on the beaches of “Bachelor in Paradise” season 6. This same year, he was briefly linked to pop. superstar Demi Lovato.

Regardless of what happens with Johnson, Meghan recently said on “The Tamron Hall Show” that she plans to keep future relationships private.

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Johnson, who competed for the heart of Hannah Brown on ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 15, has been linked to Demi Lovato.
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“I’m done putting relationships on social media. I don’t want to be defined by them,” she said. “You Google my name and you see all these relationships, I’m done with that. I think most of the time when I go out with my life, people are intimidated.



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