Cast Blog: #RHOC

Lydia's Journey Begins

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Lydia's Journey Begins

Before Lydia is introduced, she reflects on the ladies of Orange County and who she thinks is really real.

Welcome to my blog! Yeppppeeeee.

I am not introduced until Episode 3. Boo!!! Obviously, there is a lot of history with all the ladies, so there is some catching up to do for you as well as for me. When I walk onto the scene I hear about the friendships and rifts between all the ladies, but it is a whole other thing to see it played out on my TV screen. We are all in for a wild ride!

I had obviously heard of the franchise but I didn't follow The Real Housewives of Orange County before I signed on. My husband Doug and I co-own a magazine called, Beverly Hills Lifestyle so we would watch RHOBH since we work with many of those ladies (Lisa Vanderpump has been a contributor of ours for almost five years). But I really wasn't familiar with the players on RHOC. I knew who they were just by being in tune with pop culture, but I didn't watch the show. I think this helped me when I met the ladies. I really didn't know what the history was with everyone, who liked who, and what the details of the dramas were. I got to meet the girls and, for the most part, formed my own opinions of everyone based on my own interactions.

I loved watching this episode and seeing Vicki become a grandmother. Watching Briana welcome precious Troy into the world made me want to go into my kids' room, wake them up, and squeeze them. Life really is so precious and it's a good reminder before the craziness of the season begins! Vicki is very open and honest with her life, and I admire that about her. I think that is why she has been on the show since the beginning and continues to stay on. She is real and opens herself up completely for the viewer. What an intimate family moment we get to share with them.

Watching the dynamics between Heather and Terry is a riot. It is interesting to see that they tease each other when it is just the two of them or in a crowd of their friends. They are always consistent and real. I think Dr. Dubrow gets a kick out of ruffling Heather's feathers. He is the big boss in every other aspect of his life. I'm sure he enjoys being put in his place from time to time. I think it's their version of foreplay! I think they make a great couple.

I'm excited for you all to get to know me. I have tried to be as real and honest as I could be during this process. I have opened up my home, my life, and my heart to you all. I'm sure some of you will hate me, but hopefully more of you will like me! I am a sassy, silly, driven Italian mama with a zest for life and passion for having fun so hold onto your hats and get ready. . .Let the countdown for April 15th begin!

xo, L.

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