Lydia McLaughlin Not Returning to RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin

Things are going to be a lot different when the Real Housewives of Orange County returns! After just one season as a cast member, Lydia McLaughlin officially announced that she will not return for Season 9 of the reality series.

The 33-year-old admitted that she was “flattered” producers asked her to return, but also said she’s not looking to make a career out of being a housewife. “I am overwhelmed by all the love and support from my fans. #RHOC Thank you guys for the outpouring of love.  Excited for the future….” she tweeted.

While on the show, Lydia managed to steer clear of most drama and instead served as a voice of reason for most of Season 8. However, she’s not the only lady who won’t be returning — in September, Star revealed that Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have been fired from the series.

So, for now, it looks like only Tamra Barney, Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson will be returning. Step forward, future housewives of Orange County…

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