Lydia McLaughlin Opens Up to Us About Leaving ‘RHOC’

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star Lydia McLaughlin Charles Sykes/Bravo

Signing off! Lydia McLaughlin opened up completely to Us Weekly about leaving the Real Housewives of Orange County.

“The decision to film and sign on for season 13, like my husband and I were talking a lot and so we included our kids in the conversation and we did a family vote and I was kind of on the fence … obviously they would support me if I really decided to do it again, but I just felt like that was a really good indicator of maybe just the stress it puts on them,” McLaughlin, who has three kids —Stirling, eight, Maverick, 6, and Roman, 2 — together with her husband Doug, defined on Friday, February 9.

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Lydia McLaughlin, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds, Vicki Gunvalson, Peggy Sulahian and Kelly Dodd of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Season 12 solid Tommy Garcia/Bravo

As beforehand reported, McLaughlin introduced on Friday that she was leaving RHOC after returning to the sequence final yr. “RHOC has given me an ideal platform and I’m grateful for that. However, I really feel like I can solely deal with this present one season at a time,” McLaughlin wrote in a weblog put up. “I want a break! 

As for the way forward for the OG Real Housewives franchise, McLaughlin hopes they are going to solid a lady who’s the “voice of reason.” 

“I’m assuming… they have to have five to seven girls, so I’m hoping that they can have someone that is grounded and levelheaded and a voice of reason and a peace maker,” the previous Bravo star defined. “Hopefully I was those things and you know, I think everyone will miss my sparkle.” 

McLaughlin additionally gave Us an replace on her friendship with the guy OC girls, together with Shannon Beador, whom she didn’t get together with on the present.

“I think people would be surprised to know, but Shannon and I made up at the end. Off camera she looked at me and was like, ‘Are we good?’ And I said, ‘We’re good.’ And we gave each other a hug,” the Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith & Happiness creator mentioned. “That’s the final time I’ve ever seen her, however after that Tamra [Judge] and her each blocked me on social media, which I feel is tremendous bizarre.”

She added, “I’m associates with Peggy [Sulahian]. We have like a real friendship and I’m associates with Gretchen [Rossi] and Alexis [Bellino] and Heather [Dubrow], however I suppose I’m not likely associates with any of the present solid which can also be an enormous issue. For me to movie a present the place you’re supposed to be associates with them… we’re simply too totally different. We’re in numerous phases of our lives.” 

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