Whoa. Things reached a breaking point in the Season 8 finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County! So much drama packed into one “Winter Wonderland.” Seemed like it was (back-stabbing) business as usual with the OC ladies, but we weren’t expecting Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law to get in on the action!
Ryan Culberson apparently took issue with Lydia McLaughlin’s flighty mama when he asked her to remove her feet from their brand new couch and Judy did not immediately comply. We didn’t see the fight, but we heard it! And we definitely saw the aftermath, in which Ryan confronted Judy at the party and told her to “Get the f**k out” of his house. Eeesh.
Lydia addressed the confrontation in her blog, saying that it was “super hard for me to watch that scene unfold.” And that even though she wasn’t in the room with her mom, her brother and sister-in-law were, “and they left right after because they couldn't believe what they saw.”
The newest OC housewife also said, “I was so traumatized and in tears because I felt responsible for my mom. I invited her to have a wonderful night with my new friends. I know that drama seems to follow everyone, but I didn't think it would involve my mother. I left her alone for two minutes only to find that she was being verbally assaulted and getting kicked out.”
And although Lydia doesn’t blame Briana for standing by her husband, she believes her mom was unfairly treated. Still, she’s “proud that my mom remained so calm when Ryan was yelling profanities at her.”
Lydia also reminded viewers that “There are three sides to every story — yours, mine, and the truth. It seems to me Ryan was way out of line no matter what side of the story. Watching his face, so full of anger, and the way he is talking about my mom is disturbing.”
It did seem to come out of left field! We’ve seen Ryan get tough with Vicki before, but we’ve never seen him completely lose his temper and scream obscenities at her. Maybe the constant camera surveillance is getting to him?
Oh well. We hope Lydia’s mom recovers quickly. Maybe she just needs a good, long session of meditation and some extra sprinklings of fairy dust.
Do you think Ryan was out of line when he approached Lydia’s mom about the couch? Tell us what you think in the comments!