Anyone who knows me or has ever creeped me on social media knows that I am a very devoted fan of Real Housewives. I talk about the ladies in the franchise as if I actually know them and they are a part of my life. That's why it's such a major adjustment when someone new joins the cast. I am going to spend time watching new episodes every week and recapping the latest with my friends, so I hope that any new additions fit smoothly into my life. This season The Real Housewives of Orange County added Meghan King Edmonds as a new cast member, and while I'm starting to like her, I don't feel like I know much about her so far.
If you've been watching the show, you know that Meghan is the youngest Housewife and that she's married to former baseball player Jim Edmonds, but we don't really know much else about her. There have only been a few episodes so far and we've only scratched the surface. Do I like her? I think so, but like I said I don't "know" her very well yet. There is probably so much more for fans to find out. Let's get to know a little more about the newest Housewife in Orange County.
1. She's From St. Louis
It shouldn't be a huge shock that Meghan was cast for the show. She is originally from St. Louis and is married to Jim Edmonds. Bravo mastermind Andy Cohen is a St. Louis native and avid Cardinals fan, so perhaps this influenced the decision.
2. She's Open About Her Plastic Surgery
When Meghan was 26, she got breast implants and went from an A cup to a D cup. In a May 2015 interview with People , she said, "I initially regretted it for the first couple weeks. I felt really vain, shallow and like I wasted a lot of money. I felt like I was going against everything I stood for as far as feminism and owning your own body. I thought, 'Men don't get plastic surgery, why should women?'" She went on to explain that she has become more comfortable in her own skin in the time since, especially after getting together with Jim and getting really into fitness.
3. She Graduated From The University Of Mississippi
Meghan graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing in 2007.
4. She Has A Head For Business
She's the Director of Sales and a Brand Ambassador for Sweat Cosmetics, a line of cosmetics specifically designed for women who exercise and live an active lifestyle.
5. She's Was Married Before Jim
The reality star got married after her college graduation in 2007. There is not a lot of information about her first marriage floating around on the Internet as of now, but she was married until 2011 before marrying her current husband Jim Edmonds in 2014.
6. She Is Very Active
Meghan is always doing something active. She even has the grace for something called "paddle board yoga." How impressive!
7. She's A Country Music Fan
Meghan and her husband are fans of country music stars like Jake Owen and Kenny Chesney.
8. She Has Four Step Children
If you watch the show, you are pretty familiar with Meghan's relationship with her teenage step daughter Hayley. Even though they have not appeared on the show, Meghan has three other stepchildren that she helps parent.
9. She's A Baseball Mom
Meghan is a supportive stepmother who supports her stepchildren's athletic activities even if it means she has to commute to St. Louis for the games.
10. She's A Mean Girls Fan
Meghan posted a photoshopped image from the famous Mean Girls dance scene. Nothing says Christmas like dancing around to "Jingle Bell Rock."
11. She's Into Halloween
By now, it should be clear that she is not afraid to put herself out there and get a little silly, and Halloween is no exception. She went all out with her hair, makeup, and outfit.
Meghan King Edmonds is a go-getter with a good energy, and I hope that fans give her a chance because I bet there's plenty of other good things for us to find out about her as the show goes on.