Meghan King Edmonds confirmed she will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County in a blog entry on Tuesday.
“Today is a bittersweet day for me. After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County Iâ€™ve decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat,” she wrote.
King-Edmonds explains that she arrived at this decision after much thought, and then I thought some more.” She explained that being on RHOC not only “takes a massive emotional toll” due to dealing with the drama among the ladies, but it also took a “physical toll” on her as she underwent IVF treatments during Season 11 and experienced the busy life of a new mom to baby daughter Aspen King Edmonds in Season 12.
“My mind was often foggy as I filmed but I put on a great face and did it because I loved being a Housewife and was so grateful for my opportunity. It was only after the season was filmed that I felt I was finally out of the newborn fog and I could look back on the past few months of season 12 with clarity,” she wrote. “I had no idea how exhausted I actually was until I wasnâ€™t exhausted anymore! Season 12 was a real challenge for me.”
Meghan has also shared her decision with Andy Cohen. “He was completely understanding,” Meghan shared. “In fact, all of production has been nothing but understanding and supportive of me and my decisions every step of the way.”
She shared what the show has done for her. “I have made soul sisters in Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge and that can’t be lost. They have touched my heart and I would do anything for them and I know they feel the same way about me – what a gift to have found that on RHOC!”
Will you miss Meghan?