The Real Housewives of Orange County will head to Ireland this week, and after watching one explosive preview after the next — like when a sightseeing trip quickly devolved into a war of words between Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd, after the latter brought up Tamra's estrangement from her daughter — viewers aren't the only ones counting down until the trip hits the air.
Despite bringing the idea of traveling to Ireland up to her friends, Meghan King Edmonds wasn't with the crew at the time the drama unfolded. She learned about the events secondhand, which means she'll finally get to watch it all for herself during Monday's episode. "All I can think about is Ireland because I wasn't there. I wasn't there for all that stuff that went down," Meghan recently told The Daily Dish, noting that while the women were out taking in the fun of County Wicklow, she was meeting with her genealogist.
"We went over there and we stayed at Powerscourt Hotel but the ruins are right next store and that is the ancestral land that my family ruled over," she said. "So, that's really cool... I'm really excited to see that. I heard about what happened. But I haven't seen it. Same with the accident in Glamis; I heard about it but I hadn't seen it, so for me I'm watching just like every other viewer watching. And I'm looking forward to it just like everybody else."
While the trip was drama-filled for some, it was enlightening for Meghan, who is expecting her daughter later this year.
"It's so cool. I've always been interested in my ancestry and, especially, well I'm Irish and I've always grown up with celebrating my Irish heritage," she explained. "So ever since we found out we're pregnant, we signed up for the Ancestry.com most expensive [package], where you get access to every single record in the universe. [Jim Edmonds and I] are so Irish. All lines lead back to Ireland."
She went on to explain that she's even related to a famous Irish rebel. "We followed the Wicklow side which is this famous guy, Phelim O'Toole. And he was basically this big time rebel and he defended the Irish against the English," she revealed.
Check out another moment from the Ireland trip, below.