LeAnn Horton Edmonds — first wife of Real Housewives of Orange County star Jim Edmonds (married to Meghan King Edmonds) — passed away on Wednesday after losing her battle with cancer.
She first stepped onto the Bravo scene for the tenth season of RHOC, where we learned Jim’s 17-year-old daughter Hayley had a special relationship with her. It’s been reported that Jim and his third wife moved to the area from St. Louis so Hayley and LeAnn could be close.
Hayley shared the devastating news with an Instagram tribute on Wednesday.
Early this morning I lost the most important person in my life. I'm so blessed to have had these past 17 years with you. But that will never be enough for me. I can't imagine my life without you and I never imagined this day would come. You were an inspiration to everyone who knew you and I will aspire to be everything you were. You truly lived life to the fullest and were such a fighter. The memories we made will forever be instilled in me and I'll never forget the good times we had. You were not only my mom, but my best friend. Thank you for everything you've thought me and for the wisdom you've given me. I will never ever stop loving you. Life won't be easy without you but I know you will be with me every step of the way. Rest in peace mommy, I love you with all my heart❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎
Meghan, 30, who is also a newcomer this season, expressed her emotions surrounding LeAnn’s death on Twitter.
Today is a sad day. Pls send positive vibes this way!— Meghan King Edmonds (@MeghanKEdmonds) July 22, 2015
"Time has ceased But cherished memories still linger This is the way of life and all things We shall meet again"— Meghan King Edmonds (@MeghanKEdmonds) July 22, 2015
Our thoughts are with their loved ones during this difficult time.