Lydia McLaughlin Reveals Her Faith Made Her Walk Off Stage During The RHOC Reunion

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Former RHOC star Lydia McLaughlin is talking about her time on Housewives in her new book, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith & Happiness. In a new excerpt from the book, McLaughlin says she abruptly left the stage during the reunion taping because her spiritual voice told her to.

“I sensed the Holy Spirit inside me saying, ‘You don’t have to be here,’” Lydia writes and RadarOnline. “So I stood up and walked off the set.”

“No one was attacking me. I wasn’t crying because I was personally upset; I was full of sorrow for the brokenness in the room,” she explains of Vicki’s argument with daughter Briana. “…I felt empathy for [Vicki and Briana]. They were having real, deep-rooted family drama, and it was presented to an audience as entertainment.”

“As I prayed about the decision, I didn’t feel in my heart of hearts that I was called [by God] to do another season of the show,” she writes in her book. “My true motivation for doing the show again was based more on the worldly benefits…I had gotten a taste of fame and recognition, and it was fun. The money the network offers you is enticing. The dresses and makeup and all things girlie were tempting.”

Lydia left the show after one season in 2013.

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9 Replies to “Lydia McLaughlin Reveals Her Faith Made Her Walk Off Stage During The RHOC Reunion”

  1. Lydia knew in her spirit that had she remained, her soul would’ve been tainted. I applaud her decision. Anyone watching could’ve seen she was very uncomfortable with the displays shown.

    1. Just goes to show they ALL have a choice. As Lydia says, “Fame, recognition and the money the network offers you is enticing. The dresses and makeup and all things girlie are tempting.” Some people CAN be bought and paid for. Good for you Lydia. It is so not worth the risk of losing your marriage, family, soul and happiness for a few dollars.

  2. She was a real breath of fresh air. Was sorry to see her go….as well as her Mother. Mother’s best one-liner “God Created Marijuana Man”! Was the best ever!

  3. Lydia Was A Great Person On RHOC
    Love It When She Called Out Alexis About The Bullying Thing
    When Lydia Walked Off The Reunion Seat Because Of Her Faith , The Other Lady’s Find It Odd

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