Another one bites the dust! Weeks after Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds announced that she was leaving the show to focus on her family, a second Housewife is following suit, making way for yet ANOTHER newbie in the show’s lineup.
In a blog post titled “Hanging Up the Orange,” Lydia McLaughlin broke the news that season 12 would be her last — at least for now.
“…I can only handle the show one season at a time,” she said. “There is a lot of good that comes from this show, but also a lot of negativity. After a family vote, it was unanimous that I should take a break. Sometimes the people who love us the most see things even we don’t see.”
As you may recall, McLaughlin first took a break from the show following her initial season eight debut. “After season eight, I decided to take a break and write a book (Beyond Orange County: A Housewive’s Guide to Faith and Happiness, $14) and have my third baby,” she said. “It was the perfect timinig for me with the launch of NOBLEMAN magazine to return for season 12. I feel it is now the perfect twist to once again hang up my orange.”
Still, the mommy of three says she’ll be keeping plenty busy. “In no way do I want to make a career out of being a housewife,” she wrote. “That just isn’t me.”
No official replacements for King or McLaughlin have yet been named.
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