The 33-yr-old Bravo star made the announcement moments ago on her personal blog, and reveals her reasons for walking away from the hit show.
Meghan wrote on her personal website, “Today is a bittersweet day for me. After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County I’ve decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat.”
She reveals she came to the conclusion that she no longer wanted to do the show following the season 12 reunion.
“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.) I was only 5 weeks pregnant when I filmed the reunion and I was already exhausted,” said Meghan who is currently pregnant with twin boys. “I knew that I was going to have a long pregnancy growing the twins and it would be next to impossible to film. 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!”
“I’m sad to leave RHOC, I’m sad to leave Orange County. I wasn’t ready to make this decision for another year but I felt it was time now. In October when I told Jimmy I was finished he urged me to take a couple weeks to think on it before I called Andy Cohen. So I did,” shared Meghan. “And then over Thanksgiving Andy and I met up in our shared hometown of St Louis and I told him about our impending twins as well as my intent to leave the show. He was completely understanding. In fact, all of production has been nothing but understanding and supportive of me and my decisions every step of the way. ”
Meghan says she now plans to focus on Jim and her family, and reveals she will miss two of her castmates. “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,” she added.
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