Meghan King Edmonds Is Leaving 'Real Housewives of Orange County,' And For Good Reasons

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star, Meghan King Edmonds, announced that she's leaving the show after three seasons.

She says it's a "bittersweet" decision, but one that she probably won't regret.

The wife of Jim Edmonds, former MLB player and current broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, published a farewell to her fans on her blog, saying that she's decided to "hang up [her] OC Housewife hat."

"As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll," she wrote. "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."

She reveals that she's going to return to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, and she has a few more surprises on the way...

In addition to wanting to spend more time with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and two young stepkids, Meghan is expecting twins, so she wants to focus on her second pregnancy and her family.

She had planned to stay on for season 13, but she felt that she wasn't going to make it physically and emotionally.

"As I was filming the season 12 reunion I knew in my heart I was done: this wasn't my place anymore," she shared in her post. "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."

"I must focus on my family and my pregnancy," she concluded. "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!"

She didn't reveal whether she'll considered returning, but we still wish her all the best! We'll miss you Meghan!

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