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Lydia McLaughlin Weighs in on the New RHOC Season: "I Am Here to Spill the Tea"

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum did not hold back when it came time to share her opinion on Season 15. 

By Hannah Chambers
Lydia Mclaughlin Tells All Rhoc

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Lydia McLaughlin is sharing her life with the world once again in Glitter Town, the Bravo Insider exclusive series where she and her mom, Judy, get into all sorts of hilarious fun. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum, who appeared on the show from Seasons 8 through 12, is also sharing her thoughts on all things RHOC. Lydia got super real about where she stands with her former cast mates, and how she feels about the upcoming season on the September 5 episode of The Daily Dish podcast, which you can listen to below. 

Lydia still spends lots of time with her RHOC friends Gretchen Rossi, Lizzie Rovsek, and Alexis Bellino. In fact, all three women made an appearance on Glitter Town during a super glam brunch Lydia and Judy threw. Lydia actually sees Gretchen (and her adorable daughter, Skylar Gray) on a weekly basis. 

“We’re in a bible study together,” Lydia explained. “We’ve grown really close. She’s a wonderful mom, and she loves her little baby, and she’s just dedicated her whole life to Skylar. I’m so proud of her.” 

As for Lydia’s opinion on RHOC Season 15? “I am here to spill the tea,” she said. 

When asked how she feels about Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson not returning, Lydia explained, “I felt like it was a long time coming, honestly. I think it’s a good switch-up. I’m excited to see what the cast does.” 

“I love Vicki, and I ran into her a couple times, and I think it’s good for her. I think she’s ready to leave,” Lydia continued. “She has a successful relationship, she has an engagement. She has a daughter, she’s a grandmother. I think that she has a lot going on. I do know that Tamra…she’s not letting it go. She’s still talking about it. I just feel bad for her, it’s kind of like, OK, you need to move on and do something else. She’s talking about the next season, and I think it’s a little…it sounds pathetic.” 

There are also two ‘Wives she’s not on great terms with. 

Shannon [Storms Beador] and Tamra both have blocked me, so I don’t know what’s going on in their lives,” she said. “I don’t know, maybe they’ve unblocked me now. I haven’t checked lately.”  

Lydia went on to say that after 15 seasons, she finds it refreshing to meet some fresh faces, as it’s interesting to take a look into the lives of new people who have stories to tell.

RHOC's Season 15 premieres on Wednesday, October 7 at 9/8c. Catch up on previous seasons of RHOC on Peacock Premium beginning Sunday, September 20. 

For your first look of what's to come in Season 15, check out the video, below: 

Your First Look at The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15
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