Sad news to report: LeAnn Edmonds, the ex-wife of Real Housewives of Orange County husband Jim Edmonds, has passed away after a battle with cancer. Her daughter, Hayley (who lives with Jim and his wife, RHOC star Meghan King Edmonds), confirmed the news on Instagram on Wednesday (July 22).
"I'm so blessed to have had these past 17 years with you," Hayley shared on Instagram. "But that will never be enough for me. I can't imagine my life without you and I never imagined this day would come. You were an inspiration to everyone who knew you and I will aspire to be everything you were. You truly lived life to the fullest and were such a fighter. The memories we made will forever be instilled in me and I'll never forget the good times we had. You were not only my mom, but my best friend. Thank you for everything you've thought me and for the wisdom you've given me. I will never ever stop loving you. Life won't be easy without you but I know you will be with me every step of the way. Rest in peace mommy, I love you with all my heart."
Meghan also took to social media to react to LeAnn's passing. Meghan and Hayley's relationship has been a key part of her story on the series this season. Meghan has also addressed LeAnn's battle with cancer on the show.
Co-star Lizzie Rovsek, also reacted to LeAnn's passing on Twitter.