Out of all of the alums to ask back to Real Housewives of Orange County, Lydia McLaughlin was the most random choice. She was only on for one season, had zero story line, and did not have any genuine friendships with anyone else in the cast. Sure, she has great hair and a hilarious mom, but what is Lydia really bringing to the table other than attributes already exemplified by other cast members? Seriously though, let me know.
Tamra Judge is now all about her newfound Christianity, Meghan Edmonds is the nice one caught in the middle of the cliques, and now we have Lydia to contribute things that we already have? That makes no sense. Yes, Lydia is obviously a sweet person, but she just isn’t the best person for this show full of women who love arguing and gossiping.
Not to mention, Lydia is really doing the most by claiming to be the “friendship whisperer” set to reunite Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson. I have no idea who asked for this, but despite my lack of enthusiasm for the choice, I am trying to make the best of this season. After all, only one episode aired so far.
In her first blog post of the season, Lydia declared, “It’s been almost four years since you’ve seen me and a lot has changed. I am excited to share my life and catch up with you all.”
At least someone is excited about this.
After promoting her book and whatever else she’s selling (you’re welcome for cropping that out by the way), Lydia claimed, “Tamra and I have kept in contact since I left the show.” Which is pretty funny since Tamra said the exact opposite and that Lydia did not reach out to her until after her baptism, but she did need some in to get back on the show, so props to her.
Lydia shared, “I was very moved by her sharing what she shared, and as a mother, I can’t imagine the pain and heart break it is to have a child you aren’t in communication with. I am so close with my mother and that relationship is sacred to me in my life. I was glad Tamra came and opened herself up. I believe in the power of prayer and continue to pray for Sidney and their relationship.”
Lydia wrote, “Seeing Vicki again was fun. I hadn’t seen her in forever but with certain friends you just pick up right where you left off and that’s how it was with Vicki…we picked up like no time had passed.” Am I the only one who watched that and felt zero friendship chemistry between the two of them?
Lydia said, “She gets into it about all the drama that I’ve missed, and at first I was hoping the girls could make up, but I’m starting to realize there is a lot of deep pain and issues.” Clearly Lydia hasn’t watched the show for the past few seasons. Still she did say one interesting thing: “Our dinner is only just beginning so make sure you watch next week to see the rest of the bombs the OG of the OC drops on me.” Hopefully this is some good tea.
TELL US – ARE YOU HAPPY LYDIA IS BACK ON RHOC? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE PREMIERE EPISODE?
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