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Being a newcomer in an already-established group of friends can be difficult, as Lia Dias discovered this season of Married to Medicine Los Angeles. During the July 11 episode of The Daily Dish podcast, the newbie opened up about what it was like to join the crew, and how Dr. Imani Walker helped her find her place.
“I think I was naive coming in, and I think I came in thinking that everyone was going to love me,” said Lia. “I quickly realized, shortly into it that that’s not the case. I came in with great intention, super hopeful, and then I got hit with a ton of bricks. After I got it with those bricks, then it became nerve-racking. Like, ‘oh my god, how can you not like me?’ Like, I’m so fun. I’m so great. And then I turned into this shady person who was talking about Kendra behind her back.”
Lia explained that it felt like the women were testing her upon first meeting her.
“It definitely felt like I was being tested to see, like, okay, is she really this strong business woman? Because I come off as somebody who has it put together. I felt like I was being tested every day to see if I really was who I think I am and who I say I am,” she said.
Although Lia felt like the ladies were hard on her, she noted that Dr. Imani became someone she could turn to when things got rough.
“I went through it. These ladies put me through it. I’m just grateful that I came in friends with Imani, because I always had somebody that I could confide in and somebody who I trusted through this process,” said Lia. “So for me, it was hard, but it was easier having her. I think that if I didn’t have her through this process, it wouldn’t have been as easy for me to work through it.”
How will this season of Married to Medicine Los Angeles end? Be sure to tune in to the Season 2 finale on Sunday, July 12 at 9/8c to find out.
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