Lydia McLaughlin: Meghan Needed to Hear She Wasn’t Innocent

Lydia McLaughlin is explaining why she defended Kelly Dodd to Meghan King Edmonds. In her blog, McLaughlin states that she likes Meghan, but that Meghan needed to hear she isn’t the innocent victim in the situation.

“I want to start off by saying I really like Meghan. I enjoy her friendship and she is always sweet to me. When we went on the hike, I felt like she was going on and on about Kelly, yet she wasn’t taking any responsibility for her part. Meghan was the one that accused Kelly of an affair FIRST. Then, once they had made up, months later, Meghan goes and tells Vicki about the fight. Kelly definitely attacked Meghan, but I didn’t feel comfortable walking with Meghan without saying that she had a part in it as well.

I don’t want to take sides…I just felt like Meghan needed to hear that she wasn’t an innocent victim in the whole thing. I feel like Meghan overreacted and didn’t let me explain myself, and when I even tell her I’m scared to tell her what I meant, she cuts me off and cusses at me saying she doesn’t give an F. Yikes.

When Meghan asks me about the drag queen bingo and how I was feeling uncomfortable, I tried to explain my feelings to her. I want to be very clear that drag queens don’t make me feel uncomfortable. I went into the evening knowing it was a drag queen event and although I didn’t know what to expect, I happily agreed to go and was trying to support a new friend. Some of my closest friends, coworkers, and family members are part of the LGBT community and I love them to death. Quite frankly, I am frustrated I have to even qualify that. I was uncomfortable because I didn’t know I would be dressed up as a man, where no one else in the bar was dressed up. I didn’t like all the sexual jokes, the psychic readings, and then once the fighting began with the woman about their marriages, I was over it. I like to lift people up and have fun, and I wasn’t into the all the fighting.

Vicki’s birthday was a lot of fun. Lizzie and Gretchen looked beautiful and it was nice to catch up with them. However, I had no idea they were all talking about Eddie and Tamra. Vicki told me she missed Tamra and that was all I knew. Watching Ricki say those accusations about Eddie is hard to watch. I love Eddie and Tamra and from my experiences with them, they are a solid couple. I don’t believe these rumors about Eddie and this is very hurtful. He is Tamra’s husband and an amazing man.

Shannon invited me to a dinner and a charity event up in LA and I originally committed to go. Then the details for the event came out and they were leaving at 11am. I told her we were celebrating my son’s birthday and I couldn’t leave until the later afternoon. I had committed to a DINNER, and if the original plans had changed, my commitment would have to change. Shannon never texted me back, had she, perhaps I could have arranged to make it to the dinner. Vicki then invited me to her party, and my evening was suddenly open so I was excited to celebrate her. Notice how when Peggy didn’t agree with me, I listened to her point of view and moved on because that’s what friends do. (Hint hint Meghan).”

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8 Replies to “Lydia McLaughlin: Meghan Needed to Hear She Wasn’t Innocent”

  1. Lydia you are about as fair and kind as they come (naive but that is refreshing)! It’s okay! These women redefine the word “narcissist”! They aren’t nice! It’s apparent Meaghan doesn’t hear much truth (which surprises me considering how blunt/unemotional her husband is)! I he tunes her out and stays away..the age difference is akin to someone speaking Japanese to your Chinese! But her reaction was totally juvenile!

  2. All of these women should have a “Lydia” in them. She has her morals & values & speaks her truth, regardless of how the other person feels. When they see only their side & no one else’s & she is brought into it, she speaks fairly. I love that about her, she never chooses sides.
    If Shannon gets upset as she brought forward time, that’s not Lydia’s problem, her child’s birthday took priority as it should’ve.
    Meghan is as needy as Shannon & cant see the truth in front of her face which is that she’d rather be anywhere rather than spending time with her baby, what a poor excuse for a mother.
    Vicki’s party was nice, Vicki’s outfit not. It did not suit her at all.
    I just wish these women could all get along, have fun & enjoy the ride. In another lifetime maybe & even then.

  3. I can’t stand Lydia – she’s messing with everyone – this whole Kelly Meghan thing – Meghan texted Kelly as a friend trying to warn her that there was a rumor out that she was having an affair but tried to make light of it (especially since who knows what’s going on with her and Michael – their on their off) well it sounds like to me that Kelly just went straight to red. Instead of texting back where did you hear that or it’s not true – she went right into attack mode.

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