Lauri Peterson

Lauri Waring explains why she'll be smiling a lot more this season.

on Jan 16, 2007

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I was asked recently about the main difference between this season and last season of Real Housewives. And my answer has to be that I'm happy. I'm so happy and at peace with my life now. I'm really excited to see a whole new journey ahead of me.

A lot of it is George. My first date with him was a blind date that was set up by a mutual friend and her husband. I had only had one blind date before that one. I dreaded going on this one. I was an hour and a half late, I was hoping to scare him. But I showed up and he was still there. It was one of those things where my walls were so high that I wasn't letting anybody into my life — least of all a man on a blind date. And I started talking to George and everything I threw out there, he would throw one back. His stories were bigger and better than mine. And after the first hour, we came together in this unique way and I knew I had something. There was a connection I hadn't experienced in many years. From the moment we met, we've seen each other every day since.