In the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 reunion, Lydia McLaughlin and Heather Dubrow got into it over Heather’s spread for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. Heather felt insulted that Lydia laughed off her request to be featured on the cover, adding that it was strange that Lydia gave herself a 10-page spread.

In her Bravo blog following the episode, Lydia defended her decision to be featured in the mag. “I have worked hard for our magazine for over five years and I've never given myself any type of promotion in it. However, with RHOC I felt the timing was right and the natural fit for my first interview would be my own magazine.”

Lydia goes on to say that several other ladies have appeared in the magazine, including Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster, and Brandi Glanville. While Lisa is the only Housewife to have been featured on the cover, Lydia explains that “with the success of Lisa's empire and her years of contributing to our publication, she was right for the cover... not to mention, Beverly Hills had just given her the key to the city.”

At the end of the day, Lydia stands by her decision to pose for the magazine — and you can see all of her gorgeous photos right here!