Meghan King Edmonds’ star is falling — but is the Real Housewives of Orange County mom blaming it all on the baby?
Meghan enjoyed success as a self-proclaimed detective during the Brooks Ayers cancer scandal — but lots of fans aren’t swallowing her shtick quite so easily, as Season 12 heats up.
Meghan re-entered the Bravo mix after initially backing away, anticipating the birth of her first child. Motherhood stress is now Meghan’s go-to excuse — but fans aren’t buying it. Baby Aspen was let off the hook early in the season — but when Meghan began to step in it — it was all about the hormones.
“It’s hard to “mom” by myself, even with help, because everything with a 3-month-old (and now 8-month-old) baby is new! Life is all about survival and getting used to new things,” Meghan wrote, about her decision to hire a relative as a nanny.
Meghan’s season shifts after she deliberately stirs up old drama, and Kelly Dodd busts her for a hypocritical jab at her marriage. Meghan’s hormones rage into Bravo overtime.
“I don’t want ANY drama! I’m over here in survival mode! Also, I’m so exhausted with the baby that sometimes I don’t think things through…this was one of those times,” Meghan says in her blog.
Meghan floated the term “emotional burden” to describe life with a newborn during Monday’s episode, and repeated it in her Bravo blog.
“These last couple episodes were a little difficult to watch – my hormones did not do me any favors. I have the emotional burden of a newborn, so I don’t want or need the emotional burden of drama, but apparently there was no avoiding it.”
Meghan reiterated her breastfeeding/sleepless nights excuse to pardon her hyper-emotional meltdown, after being called out by Lydia McLaughlin.
Meghan claims to be stepping back into the modeling world — but no clear career path appears to be filling her schedule. Her nanny hire probably explains why Meghan only used the word “emotional” to describe the “burden” of her new reality.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy between Tamra, Shannon and Meghan. They can say what they want, but it's "bullying" if others do the same #RHOC
— housewives era (@reaIityshade) September 14, 2017
— Dee (@dameoftruth) September 14, 2017
I can't stop laughing at Meghan 😂 I cannot even believe she is even trying this!! Ha she starts shit and then plays victim 😂 #RHOC
— Reina Bruno (@ReinaBruno27) September 14, 2017
Meghan, let's fix this emotional burden… Stay off a reality show til your stable you too Shannon, for sure S! Take a break ! #RHOC
— teresahwest (@teresawestwww) September 14, 2017
Well Meghan if you're 7months pregnant don't attack people's marriage if u don't want it to happen to u #RHOC
— Olivia (@OliviaLaMignon) September 14, 2017
Did Meghan really just say a new born is an emotional burden? You wanted the child, now she's a burden! Girl bye! #RHOC
— Marky Mark (@themarkmeza) September 12, 2017
— Lilly (@Lilllyloo) September 12, 2017
What do you think of Meghan’s hormonal cry for mercy? Sound off in the comments, and watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, Monday night, at 9 pm, ET, on Bravo.
Becca is a Senior Editor for All About The Tea. She’s a coastal girl who loves the outdoors, and writing about the sneaky and silly side of reality TV. Her bio is short, but her snark is endless. She loves writing for the sharpest posters in the world.