Out of all the former Real Housewives of Orange County cast members, I never ever expected Lydia McLaughlin to make a return, but it is being reported that she is. She is one of the few former Housewives that hasn’t been fame whoring to stay relevant so I just never thought she would to return. Plus, she actually quit (instead of being fired) because it wasn’t the right fit for her. So it’s pretty shocking that she’s about to come back.
No offense to everyone else in the cast, but Lydia just always seemed like she was way too good of a person to be on this show. There is not a reason in the world to dislike Lydia, but I just felt like she was too nice to be on RHOC. She never really got into it with the other women and the only remotely scandalous thing about her was her pot-loving mom- whom we all loved.
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Who is Lydia friends with in this cast? I can picture her hanging with Meghan Edmonds (the other nice one from this series), but Meghan won’t be returning for next season. This just seems so random and I bet that her story line will have something to do with her being caught in the middle of the feud between Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador against Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd (if she returns).
When she quit the show, Lydia told Us Weekly (whose sources are confirming her return), “It’s bittersweet. I compare it to breaking up with a boyfriend you know you’re not going to end up with — it’s hard, but overall you know you’re doing the right thing.”
I feel so bad hating on the decision of such a sweet lady, but she just seems like an innocent goldfish in a tank full of (bitter and Botoxed) sharks. It just doesn’t make any sense. Maybe she has something to promote. Maybe she’s just bored. Maybe she needs to money. I have no idea what’s actually going on, but I definitely didn’t see this one coming.
Lydia hasn’t officially confirmed the return, but the reports do seem to be true. On one hand, it will be refreshing to see a genuine person on this show. On the other hand, who asked for this?! I hope I’m not bored, but at least if that’s the case, I’ll be able to get up for snack breaks during her scenes. Let’s hope for a more fiery Lydia than we got in the past… or at the very least, let’s hope that all of her scenes involve her mother.
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