When Real Housewives of Orange County’s Meghan Edmonds shared a photo of herself pregnant and in a bikini on Wednesday, February 28, she never could have predicted the backlash.
“Breakfast in bed, yoga, then spa and swim day,” wrote the 33-year-old, who is due to welcome twin boys into the world with her husband Jim Edmonds this June. In the picture, Edmonds poses poolside at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
“Give me a break. Breakfast in bed . . . spa . . . yoga . . . and swim day . . . Are you kidding me??? Most women are working a mindless 9 to 5 job for barely any pay . . . and going home to feed their other kids without an assistant and nanny,” wrote one troll. Another accused Edmonds of looking like she is “starving” and a third asked: “U eating?”
The mom of 16-month-old daughter Aspen has not responded to the criticism, but plenty of followers came to her defense. “We moms should support and enjoy each other!” one woman wrote. Added another: “She is glowing and beautiful and thankful — and has been through a lot. Don’t be a hater.”
Edmonds, who was introduced as a full-time cast member on RHOC in season 10, announced in January that she is done with the reality show. In a lengthy blog post, she revealed that the series takes “a massive emotional toll,” as well as a physical one. The mom explained that she is choosing to focus on her family for now.
“I know this is what I must do,” she revealed. “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.” She then shouted out her “soul sisters” Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge. “They have touched my heart and I would do anything for them and I know they feel the same way about me,” she gushed. “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!”
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