When The Real Housewives of Orange County returns for Season 12 this summer, Heather Dubrow will be absent from the crew. She confirmed her departure from the series in January: "After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to RHOC this season. These past 5 years have been an incredible journey and I'm so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture."
Well, the exit certainly stunned Meghan King Edmonds. "I was really surprised," she told The Daily Dish this week. "Really surprised, shocked."
But even if Heather is no longer on RHOC, she and Meghan have a bond forged in their roles as moms. Actually, Heather has been a bit of a mentor to Meghan on her journey to and as a first-time mom. "I haven't seen her actually [since the news]. I know she's super busy. I'm super busy and with the new baby my whole world has shifted. But I know she's doing great and we definitely text," Meghan said. "And she recommended my pediatrician that I have in Orange County to me, so that's who I use and Heather also recommended the IVF doctor that I used. So she and I definitely still have crossed paths a lot."
Early on, Heather offered up some advice to Meghan on how to navigate mommy life. And she should know what she's talking about since she has four kids with husband, Terry Dubrow. "She just said just to listen to my instinct because evrybody's different but mama knows best," Meghan revealed.
Check out throwback pics of Heather, below.