Heather Dubrow was automatically suspicious of Lydia McLaughlin after learning the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 newcomer had ties to Alexis Bellino.
Lydia and Alexis used to be neighbors, and as Lydia put it, Alexis was the only other young mother in the area with young kids.
In this sneak peek of Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 4, Alexis pays Lydia a visit to catch up — and discuss how Lydia’s first run-in with a fellow housewife went.
Bringing over her little ones and some coffee, Alexis and Lydia sit down to chat, and Lydia tells her about meeting Heather for the first time.
Alexis Bellino asks what Heather said about her, and Lydia laughs and says, “She said you have a fake diamond ring.”
Unsurprised, Alexis says, “First time I met Heather, I thought she was a nice person. I thought she seemed funny and kind. And then throughout the year there were several times that she threw digs and she called me names.”
“It seems so middle school,” comments Lydia McLaughlin.
“It feels like the bullies from high school,” Alexis adds.
Alexis then asks Lydia if she wants to come to Tamra Barney’s gym opening party, explaining that she is serving as Vicki Gunvalson’s moral support.
“We need positive happy energy, so will you come?” asks Alexis.
Lydia agrees to go, and Alexis jokes, “So I’m Vicki’s support, and you’re my support.”
Do you think Lydia will be able to hold her own against the other Housewives?