Lydia McLaughlin Reveals She Is Now Good Friends With Gretchen Rossi And Slade Smiley


Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin is now an author. In her upcoming book, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide To Faith & Happiness, McLaughlin talks about her time on Housewives, including her feud with Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley.

“During filming I mostly argued with Gretchen and Slade,” Lydia writes. “But Doug and I have gone on double dates with them once we stopped filming, and consider them true friends!”

“I am thankful for the friendships with Alexis, Jim, Gretchen, and Slade that continue to grow,” McLaughlin says in the book, obtained early by RadarOnline.

McLaughlin left the show after just one season because she wanted to have her third child off-camera. She gave birth to Roman Scott on November 4th, 2014.

Lydia’s book will be in stores on April 14th, 2015.

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