Meghan King Edmonds reflected on Brooks Ayers' Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 cancer scandal during an interview over the weekend.
Years after putting an end to the drama, Edmonds spoke out about her decision to take on Ayers and his potential lies about having stage four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
"It was hard," she admitted to The Huffington Post on August 27. "The first thing that made me investigate was what you saw in the first episode of that season when I met at the Vicki party in her house. LeAnn (Edmonds Horton), Jimmy’s ex wife who passed away, was a good friend of mine and she really did have cancer. At first, I thought it was good to be filming with someone who I could commiserate with and who I would have this mutual understanding with. Then, when I brought it up, Vicki’s reaction was one of massive defensiveness. I was taken aback because I had never met someone touched by cancer who was so defensive. I could see it in her and I’m a very intuitive person, so it was then and there that I was like ‘hmm okay.’"
"I talked to Brooks about it and he acted somewhat more normal, but still pretty evasive. It wasn’t clicking for me," she continued. "The thing that really made me want to investigate was when Tamra said she was also suspicious. I knew I had to figure this s**t out, so I did!"
Continuing on to The Huffington Post, Edmonds said that while she and Gunvalson have made some progress since coming to blows during The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10, the drama surrounding Ayers' cancer has definitely left a sour note on their friendship.
"It absolutely has! I will never trust her and we’’ll never be close because I was disgusted by that, but at the same time, she does have redeeming qualities," Edmonds explained. "She’s fun as long as you don’t get too deep or share too much. I think of her as a ‘surface friend’ and that’s where I would like to keep her. It’s hard to do, but we do it."
To see more of Meghan King Edmonds, Vicki Gunvalson, and their co-stars, including Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, Kelly Dodd, Lydia McLaughlin, and Peggy Sulahian, tune into The Real Housewives of Orange County season 12 on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.