The Real Housewives of Orange County welcomed back a familiar face in the latest episode. Meghan King Edmonds returned to kick it with the ladies for Shannon Storms Beador's birthday party in Del Mar, California.
And no one was happier to welcome Meghan back than Shannon. "It was so much fun to have Meghan King Edmonds back," Shannon told The Daily Dish during an interview in August. "She went to my birthday party celebration, which was a really, really fun night. I can't wait to see that. You know, she's a great gal. We were quite close, and I really care about she and Jim, so it was fun to see her."
Just a few months after Shannon's birthday party, Meghan's life would be forever changed. Her husband, Jim Edmonds, admitted to engaging "in an inappropriate conversation" with another woman in March 2018 while Meghan was pregnant with the couple's twin boys. “Clearly, I made a very poor decision to expose myself and my family to this type of person. For this, I am truly sorry and sought forgiveness from my wife,” Jim said while addressing the cheating allegations in a statement to Us Weekly in June, adding that he “never had any sort of a physical relationship outside of my marriage with her or anyone else.”
Unfortunately, Shannon knows all too well what Meghan was going through. Her ex-husband, David Beador, had been unfaithful during their marriage, the aftermath of which we saw her deal with on RHOC. "I know that she and Jim have been in the news, and I feel for her," Shannon shared. "But to see that she's strong and holding her family together, I admire her for that."
Though Shannon said she hadn't discussed this with Meghan at that time, from what she could tell, her friend seemed to be handling everything beautifully. "The advice that I would give to Meghan is continue to do what you're doing," Shannon said. "You're a strong girl, you love your family, you're a great mom, and keep doing what you're doing."
See Meghan's return to RHOC, below.
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