Lydia McLaughlin joins The Real Housewives of Orange County in Season 8. Lydia is the granddaughter of Canadian media mogul Geoff Stirling, founder of NTV, the first 24-hour television station in Canada. Lydia and her husband Doug live in Dana Point with their two sons, 4-year-old Stirling and 2-year-old Maverick. This young, kooky mother always puts her family and faith first, but in her spare time, she and her husband channel her grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit by running a magazine highlighting the glamorous life in Southern California.
The Latest from Lydia
Lydia McLaughlin: You Can Have Family and Fame
The former 'RHOC' star shares how the importance of family influenced her decision to leave the show.
Lydia McLaughlin and Alexis Bellino Reunite!
The duo celebrate the launch of Lydia's debut book.
Reunion Part 3: Brooks vs. Briana
Ep 21: Check out shots of the explosive battle between Brooks and Briana that made Vicki threaten to quit the show.
Exclusive Season 8 Photos Revealed!
We've got bonus photos of the Orange County Housewives out and about (and acting up) from this season.
Reunion Part 2: Gretchen vs. Everyone
Ep 20: The Wives battle Gretchen, but she produces proof to back up her side of the 'Malibu Country' saga.
Recap: RHOC Finale in 10 Fights and Foibles
Ep 18: Vicki's party had surprising reconciliations -- but mostly many grievances against Gretchen and Slade.
Season 8 Reunion, Part 1: Liar, Liars
Ep 19: The O.C. ladies (even Lauri) get down to business and hash out the biggest fights from Season 8 in Part 1.