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Lydia McLaughlin on Gretchen Rossi’s Engagement and Why She Can’t be Trusted

Lydia McLaughlin is just getting her feet wet on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, but being the newcomer hasn’t stopped her from speaking her mind.

In a media conference call on April 29, Lydia was surprisingly candid with her feelings about her fellow Housewives — especially her relationship with Gretchen Rossi.

When asked what her reaction was to Gretchen’s engagement to longtime boyfriend Slade Smiley, Lydia answered, “Slade and I definitely aren’t the greatest of friends, which you’ll see this season. We have a few words with each other. I think that they love each other and support each other, so I’m excited that they are getting married.”

Although she didn’t find out about Gretchen’s engagement until it hit the media, Lydia said, “I’ve actually spoken to her since then and they seem really excited, and I support that.”

But even with such kind words, Lydia McLaughlin made it clear she’s not BFF status with Gretchen by any means.

“I’m not that close With Gretchen,” she admitted. “I feel like it’s hard for me to trust her. We'll have some conversations that I think things are one way, and i’ll read her blog that week and I feel like it’s the exact opposite of what we talked about, so she confuses me sometimes.”

We’re excited to see more of Lydia as Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 continues!