Lauri Waring Peterson originally appeared in The Real Housewives of Orange County from seasons 1-4 and now she is back as a “Friend of the Housewives” in Season 8. When we first met Lauri she was a single mother raising her three children; Ashley Zarlin, Josh Waring and Sophie Waring and she was working for Vicki Gunvalson as an insurance agent. Lauri’s son Josh struggled with drugs throughout the show, even entering a juvenile detention center at one point. Lauri decided to quit the show in the middle of filming season 4 because Josh was having too many problems and she didn’t want the cameras to document their struggles.
We interviewed Lauri in February and she was happy to talk about how Josh was doing and his new family. “Josh is a new father to an adorable little girl born December 13th,” Lauri EXCLUSIVELY told us. “He and his wife Hannah of two years, named her Kennedy Caydence-Rae. She is gorgeous with a head full of hair and these amazing glowing blue-green eyes. Josh is so in love with her that it melts my heart to watch him with her. I believe he has found his purpose and will now understand unconditional love.”
According to A2SOnline, a few hours after Lauri’s granddaughter was born she suffered from heroin withdrawals. Lauri chose not to take custody of her grandchild, so the baby was given to the state. The site reports that Josh and his wife are not able to apply for custody of their daughter until they both complete a rehab program.
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