The RHOC is an American Reality show which runs around the lives of several women residing in Orange County, California. Meghan Edmonds recently announced her most difficult decision to quit the Real Housewives Of Orange County. She has quoted various reasons for the quit and also her future plans in a long emotional blog. Keep reading for more.
On Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed that she’s stepping down from the famous reality show after three successful seasons, explaining her “bittersweet” decision in a lengthy blog post.
Meghan Explains In The Blog
“I arrived at this multi-faceted decision after much thought, and then I thought some more,” she said. “As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll: I’m literally filming my real life in real time and engaged in situations and circumstances which can be contentious. Then, when the show airs, we relive some trying of the most trying moments in our lives and then endure the public’s reaction; we never come out as winners to every viewer.”
She Explained What She Went Through During Season 12
Meghan, 33, also described how she took a “physical toll” on her as she underwent IVF treatments in season 11. She was also busy being the new mom with daughter Aspen King Edmonds during season 12.
Further, She Explained
“Filming is grueling!” she said. “After my first season I knew what to expect for round two, but even still, filming during IVF and then the beginning of pregnancy during my second season was difficult. I was hormonal and tired all the time. But my third season takes the cake: I had a newborn and had to hire a full time live-in nanny (my cousin) so as to allow me the flexibility to meet my obligations of continuous days and long hours of filming, traveling, etc.” Turn next to read more about Meghan’s decision.
She States She Loves Being a Housewife
“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,” she said. “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. I had no idea how exhausted I actually was until I wasn’t exhausted anymore!”
Meghan Is Expecting Twin Boys
Edmonds was five weeks pregnant during the filming of season 12 reunion and said she knew “was done.” Meghan is now expecting two baby twin boys. Turn next for more.
She Explains She Wants a Peaceful Pregnancy
“I knew that I was going to have a long pregnancy growing the twins and it would be next to impossible to film,” she said. “I could do it, but did I really want to? Twin pregnancies must be treated more delicately than a singleton pregnancy and are high-risk by default, so I also wanted to have a peaceful pregnancy with positive influences. Consistent positive influences are harder to find on RHOC!”
The On and Off Screen Was Very Supportive Towards Her
The RHOC star says she is sad to leave her onscreen family and stated that Andy Cohen and the entire production team has been “nothing but understanding and supportive of me and my decisions every step of the way.” Turn next to know what Meghan wants to do after quitting.
She Explains Her Further Plans
“Lastly but not least importantly, I wanted to spend more time with my husband during baseball season and more time with my two young step kids who live full-time in St Louis,” she said, referencing her former St. Louis Cardinals star and current baseball commentator husband, Jim Edmonds. “Jimmy and I have decided to dig our roots into the Midwest as we begin to build our dream home for our rapidly expanding family” explains Meghan about her future prospects.
She Ends It Emotionally
“I know this is what I must do,” she said. “I must focus on my family and my pregnancy. I will miss the rush of the first all-cast event of the season, the anticipation of receiving each week’s episode, the thrill of wrapping the reunion. 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! But I guess it’s time for me to become an actual real housewife of sorts. Oh, the irony!”
We wish the couple all the best for future endeavors.