We were thrilled to meet Lydia McLaughlin, the newest addition to The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8. But we have to admit, our interest was piqued even more when we caught a glimpse of her handsome husband, Doug.
But just who is Doug McLaughlin? Aside from being easy on the eyes, Doug runs Skylab Media Group with Lydia and his brother, Marshall. The full-service creative agency has a reputation for turning out top-notch web design, online marketing, video production, and advertising campaigns. Doug and Lydia also run Skylab Modern Art, a gallery in Laguna Beach that offers works by contemporary artists from around the world.
As if this couple couldn’t get any busier, Doug and Lydia also co-founded and manage Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine, which will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary this year. One of the mag’s notable contributors? None other than Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump.
Lydia explained in Season 8, Episode 3 that she first met her husband at church; she immediately had a crush on the tall and dashing Doug. Both practicing Christians, Lydia and Doug now live in Dana Point with their two young sons, 4-year-old Stirling and 2-year-old Maverick.
Let’s hope we get to see more of Doug in Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8!