Lydia McLaughlin: I’m Close to Gretchen, Alexis — But Not to THIS Co-Star
Lydia McLaughlin certainly went through her share of ups and down when it came to her friendships on Real Housewives of Orange County this season. Now, she is revealing which co-stars she's close to — along with the only one whom she never talks to. Drama!
Lydia tells Too Fab that she remains close to Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino, even though she wasn't always close with them on the show. "It's ironic, I'm the closest with Alexis and Gretchen," Lydia reflects. "[I think] if I go back again, and all of the rumors are true, I'm out of luck. I have the most in common with them."
That said, she is still friendly with two other co-stars, too. "But I still talk to Vicki, and Tamra [Barney] and I text occasionally," she adds. Lydia didn't spend too much time with Tamra and Vicki this season, but it's nice that she still feels a connection with them.
However, you don't have to be particularly perceptive to notice that there's one regular cast member whose name Lydia doesn't mention. That's right: Heather Dubrow and Lydia appear to still be on bad terms.
Heather and Lydia got off on the wrong foot when Lydia turned down Heather's request to have her home grace the cover of Lydia's magazine, and it appears that they have yet to recover. Indeed, the two went at it during the reunion, with Lydia referring to Heather as "Princess."
But what is surprising is that Lydia and Gretchen are now so close. Those two had their issues, especially with Lydia taking offense to Slade Smiley's "cheeseburger" comment about her body. And Lydia and Alexis also had issues after Lydia initially told the other Housewives that she and Alexis weren't close. So it's nice that she's patched things up with both of them.
Are you surprised by whom Lydia is closest to? And come to think of it, Lydia might want to improve her relationships with the other cast members, since Gretchen and Alexis are both rumored to be off the show next season. Yikes.