lydia mclaughlin orange county

Another Real Housewives of Orange County cast member is out the door! Last month it was Meghan King Edmonds making the announcement and now it’s Lydia McLaughlin quitting the show…again!

Lydia took to her personal blog to share the news with fans of the show. She shared, “RHOC has given me a great platform and I’m grateful for that. However, I feel like I can only handle this show one season at a time. I need a break! There is a lot of good that comes from the show, but also a lot of negativity.”

Lydia says it was a group decision she made with her family and she appreciates all the love and support from Bravo and producers and the fans.

She added, “Being a full time mom to THREE little boys, publisher of NOBLEMAN Magazine, blogger, jewelry designer, author, and wife, I have a lot going on! I will continue to share my life and faith and use this platform to be a lightworker.”

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Lydia says the decision is bittersweet, “I can’t help and be a little sad for my departure but 100% feel it is the best for me and my family. Lots of other dreams to make come true in my life and in no way do I want to make a career out of being a housewife. That just isn’t me. Life is short and I choose to focus on what makes me happy and brings me joy.”

She ended with, “I feel it is now, the perfect twist to once again hang up my orange.”

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