AceShowbiz - %cMeghan King Edmonds% is leaving "The Real Housewives of Orange County". The 33-year-old reality TV star announced her departure in an emotional blog post on her website on Tuesday, January 23.
Titled "Goodbye RHOC", the post opened with Edmonds saying that "today is a bittersweet day for me." She continued, "After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County I've decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat."
"As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll," Edmonds went on explaining. "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. I had no idea how exhausted I actually was until I wasn't exhausted anymore! Season 12 was a real challenge for me."
Edmond, who is currently expecting twins, later revealed that she's moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. "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.
"As I was filming the season 12 reunion I knew in my heart I was done: this wasn't my place anymore. (The funny thing is that going into the reunion I was so committed to coming back for season 13; just one more season before the twins were born.)," she shared. "I was only 5 weeks pregnant when I filmed the reunion and I was already exhausted. I knew that I was going to have a long pregnancy growing the twins and it would be next to impossible to film."
Edmonds concluded her post by saying that she wanted to focus on her family and her pregnancy. "I have made soul sisters in %cShannon Beador% and %cTamra Judge% and that can't be lost," Edmonds explained. "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!"