Meghan King Emonds has apparently decided that three seasons of The Real Housewives of Orange County is enough — the reality star and new mom is officially calling it quits.
In a new post on her blog, Edmonds explained everything that went into her decision to depart the show, including how much of it seemed to be tied to a very busy schedule in her own life — it absolutely makes sense when you see her spell much of it:
“I arrived at this multi-faceted decision after much thought, and then I thought some more. 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.
“But what you might not suspect is the physical toll: filming is grueling! 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. When I was home I was a full time hands-on mom (you didn’t get to see this) doing all the regular mom stuff including waking up at all hours to breast feed my baby – all while my husband worked his crazy baseball schedule around the US while I was learning how to be a first time mom. Again, I was hormonal and EXHAUSTED.”
Is it possible that Edmonds returns someday? That’s a rather-unfair question to ask since it’s hard to offer up a concrete answer. She doesn’t know where she will be a few years down the road. What we do know is that she leaves as a fairly memorable personality on the show, but also someone who was (understandably) separate from much of the cast for big parts of last season. We’re interested in seeing what Bravo does with her spot in the cast, and also in general if there is anything they can do to find a new spark in what is their longest-running edition of the Housewives franchise. That may not be an easy task.
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