Don't mess with a mama bear!
The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Meghan Edmonds upset moms Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney on this week's episode when she said she wished her stepchildren were her own children — but the blond newbie's controversial comments are indicative of a much larger problem in her own family, sources exclusively tell RadarOnline.com.
Meghan— who spoke glowingly of husband Jim's young children Landon and Sutton on the show— has stepped all over the toes of the baseball great's baby mama, Allison Edmonds, insiders say.
"Meghan talks about the children all the time, but she rarely sees them," says a source close to the Missouri-based Allison, 35, who split from Jim in January 2014— just months before he married the reality star, 31. "She portrays herself on the show very differently from who she really is."
The stay-at-home stepmom, who lives with Jim's older daughter Hayley, 17, in southern California (Hailey's mom LeAnn Horton succumbed to cancer in July), has gone so far as to privately tell Allison that she's "equal" to her in terms of parenting.
"Meghan has no respect for Allison, and does what she wants when it comes to Allison's children," the insider explains. "She posts photos of the kids on her social media. When Allison told her she was upset and asked her to take the pictures down, Meghan refused."
"Allison is a very private person, but Meghan doesn't care. She does whatever she wants, and completely disrespects Allison's wishes when it comes to her kids."
Meghan and Jim married in October 2014, and began filming her stint on the Bravo reality show just four months later.