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

She doesn’t accept his rose yet.

“Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Meghan King and Bachelor Nation star Mike Johnson are “just friends” despite having “undeniable chemistry” at a recent Las Vegas date, a source exclusively tells Vidak For Congress.

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

The two stars were set up by producers of King’s iHeartRadio podcast, “Intimate Knowledge with Meghan King,” a deep dive into topics surrounding relationships and sex.

Fans will eventually learn about King and Johnson’s steamy Sin City outing, including a trip to a strip club.

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

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

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

King later raved about Johnson in a sweet Instagram post. “Look who I found at @iheartradio festival in Vegas! @mike_johnson is my new favorite!” she captioned a photo of the couple posing close together.

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

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The Bachelor Nation star and the Bravo alum hugged on the red carpet of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2022.
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Still, King and Johnson hugged for photographers at an iHeartRadio gig Friday night.

Before hugging 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’ alumnus Teddi Mellencamp and former ‘Bachelor’ lead Bob Guiney.

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

King – who finalized her divorce from 52-year-old Edmonds in May 2021 – originally filed a temporary restraining order in June, alleging the former MLB player displayed “frequent and consistent verbal abuse” towards her.

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Johnson had a date with King for her iHeartRadio podcast, “Intimate Knowledge with Meghan King.”
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Edmonds has strongly denied the claims. In addition, Steve Honig, the retired athlete’s representative, told TMZ that the request was “completely unfounded.”

In addition to the restraining order, King requested a child protection order against Edmonds which was not granted. This week, both orders were withdrawn through her attorney.

Throughout it all, King has leaned on her inner circle — including publicist Anthony Lario and her model brother, RJ King — for support. The two men accompanied her on a recent work trip to New York City to promote “Intimate Knowledge.”

“I love working and being in the city,” Meghan previously told Vidak For Congress. “It’s always best to keep your nose against the grindstone.”

King shares daughter Aspen and twin sons Hart and Hayes with ex-husband Jim Edmonds.

The mother of three – who shares daughter Aspen, 5 and 4-year-old twin sons Hart and Hayes with Edmonds – added: “And I want to be the best example of a single, working mother to my kids.”

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

Johnson, for his part, notably competed for Hannah Brown’s heart in season 15 of “The Bachelorette” in 2019, before being unable to find love on the beaches of “Bachelor in Paradise” season 6. That same year, he was briefly associated with pop music. superstar Demi Lovato.

Whatever happens to 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 Hannah Brown’s heart in season 15 of “The Bachelorette,” has been linked to Demi Lovato.
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“I’m done posting relationships on social media. I don’t want to be defined by them,” she said. “You Google my name and you see all those relationships, I’m done with that. I think my life usually intimidates people when I date.”

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