Lydia McLaughlin may be the youngest Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 cast member, but she’s one of the more conservative ladies of the bunch.
In her Bravo blog, Lydia explains the debauchery of Tamra Barney’s bachelorette party does not represent her usual lifestyle.
“Overall, I’m not proud of this episode,” she wrote. “It is full of drama, strippers, and gossip, which are words I would never use to describe myself or anything I would want to be associated with. That doesn't mean I am sitting on a high horse thinking I am better then it all. It just means I am embarrassed by it.”
She also felt awful about leaving Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow behind during the first night of partying. But she didn’t appreciate being stonewalled by Gretchen in the limo ride after apologizing profusely.
“She pretty much ignored me in every situation despite my efforts to reach out to her,” Lydia McLaughlin wrote. “She just recently explained that none of it had anything to do with me, but had to do with issues she was dealing with in her own life. Of course, I didn't know any of that at the time. I just felt like I was the new girl and she didn't even know my name. So, when we are in the limo and she's mad at me, I am equally hurt and frustrated with her as well.”
Lydia also explained why she was uncomfortable sticking around for the male strippers at Tamra’s party.
“I love to have a good time and celebrate life, but dancing until two in the morning at a bar is very different than getting a lap dance from a stripper in a hotel room,” she wrote. “For Tamra to say that my dancing at a bar is the same as seeing strippers is ludicrous and really hurt my feelings.”
It sounds like Lydia’s streak of avoiding most of the drama on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 has come to an end!
Source: Lydia McLaughlin’s Bravo Blog