Lydia McLaughlin Talks About Her Famous Family

In case you didn’t know, RHOC star Lydia McLaughlin’s grandfather was kind of a big deal in the world of TV and media and she definitely comes from family money.

Lydia’s grandfather is Geoff Stirling, who founded NTV, which was North America’s first 24-hour TV station. Geoff helped run Stirling Communications International and his umbrella of properties ranged from TV to radio to print.

Lydia spoke with The Daily Dish and talked about how much she has learned from her Grandfather.

“I learned a lot from my grandfather. He’s an entrepreneur,” she told the Orange County Register in 2013. He passed it on to my dad [Scott].”

Lydia also talked about being self-made in the 2013 Orange County Register interview.

“I never really heard it to my face. My husband and I are successful in Orange County. If we were successful in Canada, I guess you could say that. But we’re not. Our businesses are in Orange County. If someone hires us to do a media campaign for them, they have no idea who my grandfather was, or is. I don’t really care what other people think. I know that we’re successful because of our hard work, and because of who we are, and what we know, and what we offer. Our product is good.”

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  • cat62

    Would love to see a copy of your magazine. What’s it called again? Can you put some of it out for your viewers to see?

  • Pierre

    Oh so maybe that’s where her misplaced sense of self-importance comes from. I can’t wait for the season to be over so they can get rid of her.

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  • Aunt Bee

    Lydia is so annoying and a main irritating pot stirrer.

  • KelliAnn

    Lydia’s mom looks amazing. She’s 69? She looks fantastic.

  • Starr

    I really like Lydia, she a big cut above the rest & has a lot of class.
    So what that she cant seem to digest Shannon or even pretend to like or get along with her? two different peas in a pod & who in heck’s name can get along with off the wall Shannon. That cannon ball exploded since season #1.

  • AC

    Lydia seems disingenuous to me

  • Minx

    I adore Lydia’s Mom.
    Can we Trade-Up, Please?

  • Dawson1975

    Ugh. Lydia is annoying, immature & a total show off…all while trying so hard to pretend she isn’t.

    • Pierre

      I know, it’s embarrassing. She acts as though she is the same age as her children!