Meghan King Edmonds will reportedly return to the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" for the series' upcoming 12th season. Following the confirmation of Heather Dubrow's exit from the show, a source confirms Edmonds, who recently welcomed her first child with former baseball star Jim Edmonds, has been brought back to the series after initial reports suggested she had been let go.RELATED: Meghan King Edmonds’ Puppy Babysits Her Daughter Aspen — See the Adorable Pics of the Pair
“After almost a month of filming, production decided to bring Meghan back as a full time housewife,” a source explained to The Dirty on March 9. “While this wasn’t an expected move, they decided that there was a missing link in the season and that she was needed to help fill it in.”
Edmonds joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" after season nine addition Lizzie Rovsek parted ways with the show after just one year. As fans may recall, Rovsek was brought to the show after the exits of Lydia McLaughlin, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino. At the same time, Shannon Beador joined the cast, but after filming season nine, only Beador returned to the show while Rovsek parted ways with her co-stars.
Edmonds and her husband went through the process of in vitro fertilization during season 11 and while it wasn't always easy, the treatments ultimately led Edmonds to conceive and months ago, she welcomed her first child, daughter Aspen. Her husband, Jim, also has four older children from his two previous marriages.
Since welcoming her first child, Edmonds has been sharing tons of photos of herself and her daughter on her Instagram page. In addition to her photos of Aspen by herself, the reality star has also shared a number of photos of Jim and the baby, one of which featured the athlete pushing his baby in a stroller.
Meghan King Edmonds and the cast of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" are expected to return to Bravo TV for season 12 later this year. A premiere date has not yet been announced.