Lydia McLaughlin is taking to her Bravo Blog to explain her part in the drama on this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Lydia says it was interesting to watch Gretchen talking bad about her to Heather even after Lydia had tried to talk to Gretchen about the problem. She explains the tension between her and Gretchen is much deeper than what we saw in this episode. Lydia also says she was very hurt by Tamra’s comments about her dancing on bars but choosing to not involve herself with the strippers.
Lydia writes, “It’s interesting to watch it back now and see Gretchen sitting there talking about me to Heather even after I confront her and ask if she’s talking about me.
Up to this point, the tension I’ve had with Gretchen goes deeper than the comments at hand. We hadn’t been able to connect and I’d felt like she was always very cold, distant, and short with me. She pretty much ignored me in every situation despite my efforts to reach out to her. She just recently explained that none of it had anything to do with me, but had to do with issues she was dealing with in her own life. Of course, I didn’t know any of that at the time. I just felt like I was the new girl and she didn’t even know my name. So, when we are in the limo and she’s mad at me, I am equally hurt and frustrated with her as well.
That night, I knew Gretchen had planned the strippers. I was on the trip to support Tamra and have a good time, but being there for the strip show was not something I felt comfortable with. I love to have a good time and celebrate life, but dancing until two in the morning at a bar is very different than getting a lap dance from a stripper in a hotel room. For Tamra to say that my dancing at a bar is the same as seeing strippers is ludicrous and really hurt my feelings. It is in no way the same thing. If I have to see strippers to hang out with the Housewives, you can count me out. No thank you every day of the week. I don’t judge them for seeing strippers and I would expect them to respect my decisions, as well.”
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