RHOC Emily Simpson Reveals She Is Depressed And Is Packing On The Pounds Ahead Of Season 14 Premiere

RHOC Emily Simpson Reveals She Is Depressed And Is Packing On The Pounds Ahead Of Season 14 Premiere
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The cast of Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming Season 14, and star Emily Simpson is opening about her struggles since last season wrapped. Earlier this week, Simpson took to Instagram to reveal her battle with depression and recent weight gain.

During a workout, Simpson got candid with her followers, telling them that she would rather be home in bed instead of at the gym.

"I’ll be 100% honest right now... I’m currently at the gym ...I just did 30 minutes on the elliptical, and I’m in so much pain I could cry,” she said. “I want to just go home and put sweats on and get in bed and cover my head with the blanket.”

Simpson went on to share that she has gained around twenty pounds in the last nine months because she stopped working out with her trainer and “stopped moving, period.” The 42-year-old attorney explained that she was in pain from arthritis, and this led to her depression and lack of activity.

But, this all backfired because the extra weight made the arthritis worse, which led to more pain. Now, she says her clothes don’t fit, and she has done even more damage to herself by not moving. Simpson then changed the tone of her post and said that she was going to stick it out at the gym and lift some weights, and then go back the next day and work with her trainer. Simpson says she has to make some changes, and her goals are to be healthier and pain-free, plus she wants to run and play with her kids and fit in her pants.

According to OK! Magazine , Simpson has been open about her struggles with weight since joining the cast of RHOC last season. Unfortunately, she has been the victim of online trolls who have insulted her appearance, but she still encourages people to embrace who they are and what they look like.

Simpson recently reflected on her first season of the Bravo reality show, and she said that even though the experience put some stress on her marriage to Shane Simpson, they are committed to each other and will make it work.

Emily Simpson says that marriage is all about ups and downs, but after a decade together, she and Shane are committed to each other, as well as raising their five kids.

New episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County will return to Bravo later this spring.

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