I was perplexed as to why I needed to defend my cover choices to Heather. Our five year anniversary issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover is our highest selling issue to date. I stand by all our decisions. If you would like to buy a copy of the issue or subscribe you can do so at BHLMagazine.com.
The last two weeks have been hard for me in regard to the show. Last week, we watched as my mom was attacked for sitting on a couch, and this week I felt I was attacked for decisions that have nothing to do with the other Wives or the show. I wanted to be involved with RHOC to spread some light and positivity and am now questioning if that is even possible. With that said, my fans give me so much joy and have been so supportive and I will continue to do my best.
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I completely agree with you calling Heather a "princess". Both you and Gretchen called her out on her arrogant and condescending ways, and agree 100%! I would probably do the same, considering how arrogant and Heather is- I'm SO glad I'm not the only one who has noticed how much Heather talks down to people! Heather DID write that blog about you, but she actually expected an apology from you because you and Doug were chuckling about her wanting to be on the cover in ? Really?? Heather really must live in her own princess world.
Don't apologize for that. It's a name which applies to her behavior and was totally appropriate. It made the point.
I feel it was self serving of Heather to have even asked to be featured on the cover. How dare she? She should have been honored to have been invited into your magazine. But to pretty much demand a cover feature was very self serving and rude. I can't help but to see her as that girl who has to rub everyones nose in what she has and what they don't. She is that girl that wants the best of what is in the "dress up box" and when she can't get the shiniest and prettiest, she takes her toys and goes home to play alone. She wants to be the girl who is crowned and cannot be content to be the runner up...ever. My point is also proven when you look at the situation with Malibu Country. She had to make sure everyone knew she was offered the part while beating all the other girls down. It's like she can't just have a piece of the cake,... she has to have the whole thing. Don't even get me started about the "new house" they plan to build. I wish she would drop off the show. Lydia, I like your silly and honest, although a bit naive, personality. Keep them on their toes Lydia! Im pulling for you and Gretchen!
JackieInIllinois - agree with you-very good description! Heather really believes she is being kind, fair and sweet but Lydia sees through that and calls her out on it.
JackieInIllinois I couldn't agree with you more!!!! heather does act like her cookies don't crumble!!! And I for one am glad that Lydia called her a princess cause that how Heather acts!!! And considering the kind of language and names that are used on this show, "Princess" seems so innocent. GOD bless
More like Heather think her sh**t don't stink but everyone elses does.
Lydia, I do feel your comment to Heather was inappropriate. I think the point you missed was you hurt her feelings when you laughed about it with your husband. We are all human though and I can't judge you because I don't walk in your shoes. I was very shocked that Brianna did not offer your mother an apology for her husband's behavior. I felt she was rather aggressive in her attitude about the whole issue. An apology can be so simple to do and yet mean so much to others. Trying to blame the behavior on Vicki and how she cares for her things was ludicrous. Brianna did appear to be trying to imply your mother got mud and wine on the couch and I'm glad you called her out on it. I don't believe she was trying to scrub anything off the couch later. I must say that Brianna is a disappointment, having watched her grow up (via tv) she seems to have grown into a young woman that lacks maturity, respect and compassion. Best wishes to you and your lived ones. I'm happy you joined the show.
Aqualover First of all Lydia and her husband WERE NOT LAUGHING at Heather, they in passing scarcely chuckled and behaved with class unlike anything like what Heather would have done and didn't say or do anything that would indicate pretentious or mean spirited behavior. Lydia treated and handled the arrogant Heather like a pro.
Lydia I think that you're a poor representation of the Orange County woman. You immediately showed that you feel too good to be one by bragging about being a Canadian. Why don't you go back there, spread some of your "light and positivity" there. I think you've done enough damage in Orange County, let Canada deal with you for a while. I watch all of the Housewives show and no one comes across as big of a hypocrite as you. You say you're the "friendship whisperer" yet you love to start fights between the woman under the guise of being "authentic". I love the show but may actually stop watching it if they keep you on a housewife.
What is up with pulling out emails and mag spreads as evidence? Is the The Real Housewives of OC or Judge Judy?
It was great that you called her that, and it was even better that it generated the response it did. The line about "popping a vein" is such proof that she can dish it but is just too "royal" to take it. I would have called her the queen of mean.
Shanara She apologized in her HEADLINE for her blog. we all make mistakes. and it was hardly a mortal sin.. Jesus said forgive others as he forgives us and let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Ok we now know that Lydia has no place on this show ! She just doesn't fit in... Please Bravo find a replacement for next season.
You are coming off, unfortunately, as one demensional and not in a good way. If you're back next season, try giving us some Mom-or-business-owner-Lydia REALNESS.
Well said. Perhaps you felt the need to defend your choices because Heather is indeed entitled and condensing. The truth is as a viewer it is great to see someone stand up to her without fear of her volubility .
Lydia, run away from this show. You appear to be a spiritual person. The reunion was all about the women defending their egos. EGO is short for edging god out. You are different than the other women, not better, not less, but different. Spread your positive energy somewhere else.
On the reunion part 2, you said Gretchen got engaged because she didn't have a storyline. Maybe she did and maybe she didn't; it's not for you to judge. Let's see...you have a magazine and jewelry line to promote; Vicki has her insurance and her drama; Alexis has a dress line; Tamra has her engagement, marriage and gym; Heather wanted to get back into acting and Gretchen has has her beauty and handbag lines. She's also been with Slade a lot longer than Tamra has been with Eddie. EVERYONE has a storyline. Stop gossiping and being so judgmental. Read your Bible.
You handled Heather perfectly. She sooooooooo deserved that. That is how she perceives herself obviously. Hang in there Lydia you do have good intentions unlike most of the other OC women!
Anica123 Thank you! Yes!! I was so proud of Lydia for standing up to arrogant and entitled Heather! Heather definitely deserved to have that thrown in her face
You are disgusting! Heather is a "princess" but you call yourself a princess in the open. Gotta love the hippachristians......my religion teaches me much better behavior. Come on Bravo....these women need replaced!
I must admit I was surprised to hear you call Heather princess. Although, at times she does act like that, I had thought of you as one of those kind of people who just wouldn't judge others, I was quite surprised to hear how defensive you became. Regrets are always done off the show, but regardless, as long as you and Heather are ok, who are we to judge you.
@Nana0906 We are human and try to do our best, but some days we aren't our best. Have you ever said something you wished you did not? We are not perfect.
It takes a big person to admit that they are wrong, as long as you meant it. I have not liked you so far, and it is by the comments that you make. You claim to be Christian, yet you demean your friends. I saw your get together with church friends I think, and I was sure what that was. I don't know why you are on the show. You are a pot stirrer but other than that you are boring.
Lydia I enjoy watching you most of the time, you are light hearted and fun. But, I think you take some things too seriously and make an issue out of nothing. Please be your fun loving self.
Thank you for acknowledging wrong in calling Heather "princess', but you need to examine all of your conflicts for the same issue. You make nasty comments, you use epithets and call people names. Your high image of how you handle conflict with others is misguided.
Lydia, Lydia, Lydia, why did you make that comment about your "MAID" that was so immature of you (WOW).....
someone (don;t recall who) asked Lydia who did her laundry and she told them. What's so immature about that? Do you think that Heather does the family laundry? Generally people with a certain amount of money hire people to do their housework for them. What's the problem? Because you capitalizd the word "maid" I am wondering if you find that title disrespectful. It really is not. People with household staffs may have both a housekeeper (who manages the staff) and one or more maids who do things like cleaning and laundry.
Teri_R sunshinelong Hey, if I was in Lydia's shoes and could have a maid and have my laundry done, I applaud her and want to be her!
Diane69802 Teri_R sunshinelong I wouldn't say I applaud her or want to be her by far!! I would agree with Diane that if I could have a maid OH HECK YEAH I WOULD!! But I also wouldn't be calling someone else a princess when I myself am getting that same type of treatment!
Teri_R sunshinelong it wasn't as much what she said as how she said it. It was demeaning to those of us who have to do our own laundry because we aren't lucky enough to be married to millionaires!!
Lydia, your whole cheeseburger debacle and butting into everyone else's business under the guise of peacemaker seemed more of an attempt to get a story line than Gretchen's engagement. I think Fruit Loop would've been more accurate than cheeseburger.
That is so true, her whole thing is name calling and giving stupid advice and she is not able to hold any type of intelligent conversation. But what is pure agony for me is her bobble headed mannerisms, or her chicken headed crap. It is just plain horrible for me to watch her anymore. The other thing is she treats her mother with so much disrespect. After the wonderland party, Who did she raise hell with? Was it Ryan who made her mom cry? Nooooo. It was the guy that told her she was pretty enough to be dancing with the stars. I think she has dyslexic hearing or some sort of brain malfunction. Much like myself after my stroke. Just ugh. And to be even more harsh (on my part) There is proof that she speaks out of the corner of her mouth. It is on one of the promo's on this site. Her mouth is actually twisted. I wonder what Dr. V. would say about her (or me for that matter). Well, I am off to have my callouses eaten away by tiny fish.
twiddledeedum be@ch ch No brain malfunction! How many times does she have to reiterate...she's a GENIUS!!! remember LOL!!!
LOL - we should all be treated to some exotic location to have our callouses eaten away by tiny fish for continuing to watch all this (entertaining) ridiculousness!
Lydia, you are passive aggressive and a gossip. Why are you bringing things up that happened before you were on the show? You have a very foul mouth. I'm tired of you whining and making Christians look bad. Time to leave the show and take your fairy dust with you.
Miss Lydia ~ Do yourself a favor and disappear, leave your mother on the show, she is less of an arrogant, self centered, s!!!- stirring, phoney piece of work like you. bye bye
I can't figure out why you want to get in everyone's business. Perhaps you think you're helping to get things out in the open or just like the turmoil but at some point it might bite you in the butt. Maybe you should get a degree in psychology so you can at least get paid if gets out of hand.
Love your mom. She seems genuine, fun and sweet. I've commented that I think it's bizarre that some bloggers are calling her elderly. Seriously? She's nowhere near elderly, people are weird and completely clueless.
Ryan was scary with her. It seems like he has no control over his explosive behavior. He and Brianna owe her a huge apology. You might think it was ok Brianna took his side but I seriously doubt you would have done that if your husband was as belligerent as him.
Lydia, I enjoy watching you. It's a "change up" that's for sure. Good for you apologizing for calling Heather "Princess". But I don't for a second apologize for enjoying hearing you say it.