Lydia McLaughlin Calls Tamra Barney’s Remark Ludicrous & Explains Tension With Gretchen Rossi!


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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7 Replies to “Lydia McLaughlin Calls Tamra Barney’s Remark Ludicrous & Explains Tension With Gretchen Rossi!”

  1. Cannot stand her. She’s just another Alexis, without all the “I’m a victim” attitude. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  2. Lydia is annoying. Why they chose her to be on the show is a mystery. She is boring and really has nothing going on in her life. Her mother would have been a better choice than boring immature Lydia.

    1. Lydia is awesome Canadian girl! Funny, beautiful, classy and stands up for what she believes in. I think she is great! So is Alexis, I find her very genuine. The other ladies (especially Gretchen) must be intimidated by her stunning beauty, she is pretty stunning, even I can admit that as a secure 35 year old woman with 2 kids! And I love Heather too. We must have all been best friends in a previous life. I look forward too and enjoy the show!

  3. Good Lord. Enough with the “wounded bird” act, Lydia. “She hurt my feelings” (Tamra) by saying it was the same thing to dance vs. watch strippers! Grow up.

    Was there a sincere apology to Gretchen for ditching she and Heather from anyone besides Tamra? I don’t recall seeing or hearing any authentic or sincere from Lydia.

  4. OMG… Lydia is so boring, insecure and hard ot look at. Her bones and features jus are so unattractive and she tries so hard to be one of the bunch! She thinks if she gets confrontational or talks loud aka: yahoo!!! she will get attention. Her husband looks almost as boring as her and that is quite booooooooooring! Her mom looks like she sleeps in a gutter and is a dead ringer for betty davis in the movie called “Whatever happened to Baby Jane” LOL

    PLEASE GET RID OF LIDIA… SHE IS THE MOST INSECURE PERSON ON TV I HAVE EVER SEEN and it shines thru loud n clear! How desperate is this RHOOC getting, anyway? ps: Cant stand HEATHER OR PLASTIC GRETCHEN EITHER. REPLACE ALL 3!

  5. Wow those are harsh words. Lydia is a pretty girl. She is no bonier than Gretchen (which makes me wonder how Slade could make the burger comment; he never should have made a comment like that anyway). Gretchen is as thin as Lydia. Lydia is small framed but has an athletic build and it looks to me like she is healthy despite being thin. BUT: why are we even talking about her looks or anybody’s looks? Are you perfect Clazzy? I highly doubt it. Also Lydia’s mom is a beautiful woman in her own way. She most certainly is not someone who looks like she sleeps in a gutter. That’s an ugly ugly thing to say and she is probably beautiful in her own way on the inside too.

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