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Why Meghan King Isn’t Showing Her Kids’ Faces on Instagram Anymore

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum also said she no longer plans to use filters on her photos.

By Allison Crist

Meghan King is making big changes in 2023, particularly when it comes to her kids. 

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The Real Housewives of Orange County alum is mom to 4-year-old twin sons Hart and Hayes and 5-year-old daughter Aspen, and she took to Instagram on Wednesday, January 4, to announce that their faces will no longer be featured on her page. “For 2023: I’m staying focused,” Meghan’s caption read. “No more showing my kids’ faces. No more filters, ever. Boundaries, grassroots efforts, femininity, deleting and blocking a--holes who troll my page: my promises to myself and to you this year.”

She elaborated on the decision in a blog post, revealing that her children’s images were recently “used against me as an intimidation tactic.” 

“The thought of using the images of my innocent children to attempt [to] hurt their mother is… I don’t know if there’s a word to describe the depth of the disgust that incites inside me,” Meghan continued. “But I am lucky here, I have complete legal control over the use of their images and I’m putting an end to that.”

Meghan added that it’s important for her to remember that her kids are “individuals.” 

“When they were babies they felt like another appendage of mine, but now they feel unique and I love watching them spread their wings,” she wrote. “One likes the limelight, one hates the limelight, and one doesn’t know what to think. But they’re just kids and they don’t really understand what notoriety means so I am going to insulate them from it until they are old enough to be slowly ushered back in if they so choose.”

In the meantime? “Poof,” Meghan concluded. “Bye bye Aspen, Hayes, and Hart’s faces from the public eye from this day forward.”

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