This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County featured new housewife Meghan King Edmonds make a comment that did not sit well with others. When discussing her family, Meghan said she sometimes wished her step-children were her own. Tamra Judge is explaining her side of Meghan’s comment and what viewers didn’t get to see in her Bravo blog.
“Let me start off saying that I think Meghan is an amazing stepmom and you can tell she loves Jim’s kids with all her heart. Her step kids are lucky to have her,” Tamra wrote.
Tamra continued, “The conversation that we were having was more about ‘boundaries’ as a step-parent and not about loving them. There was a lot of the conversation that was not heard.”
Tamra was able to give her side of dealing with step-parents due to her husband, Eddie, being the step-father to her children.
“As a divorced mom of three I have experienced the opposite side of step-parenting,” Tamra explained. “Some step-parents cross the line and say things to your kids that is not appropriate or they act in a way that is disrespectful to their biological parent. Eddie does an amazing job of knowing his boundaries and accepts the reality that he is not their dad.”
During this conversation, Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson were telling Meghan the love for your own children is different than the love for a step-child. Tamra clarifies what she meant by that.
“I personally was not discrediting Meghan’s love for her step kids in the conversation that you saw,” Tamra wrote. “When she was telling us that she wished Jim’s kids were hers and that it makes her sad that she has not been in their life since birth, I feel that was disrespectful to their mother that is probably watching the show. I feel if Meghan is having such a problem with Jim’s kids not being hers then they should have their own, she is young it’s not like she is in her 40s and it’s too late.”
Thoughts on what Tamra had to say? Do you think Meghan’s comment was wrong?