Is Lydia Stirling McLaughlin joining Real Housewives of Orange County?

Lydia Stirling McLaughlin of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' season 8

Real Housewives of Orange County season 8 is currently in production and although all the ‘Wives are rumored to be returning (even after a bit of confusion regarding Alexis Bellino), there is also one possible new ‘Wife, Lydia Stirling McLaughin. The 31-year-old California gal was included in a photograph with OC Housewives Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, and Gretchen Rossi headed to Tamra’s bachelorette party in Puerto Vallarta, which has many speculating she will be joining the cast. So, who is Lydia Stirling McLaughlin?

According to, Lydia is the granddaughter of Geoff Stirling, who started the first 24-hour Candian TV station. Geoff went on to own several other TV stations and later founded Stirling Communications International.

However, Lydia isn’t just some heiress. Lydia graduated from the University of San Diego and has since become an editor at Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine (which features a Lisa Vanderpump column by the way) and has several companies of her own.

Lydia Stirling McLaughlin and husband Doug of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' season 8

Lydia’s mother (Judy Stirling we believe) was an actress before marrying Lydia’s father (Scott Stirling). In addition to launching her own puppy jewelry line, Lydia also owns an art gallery in Laguna Beach as well as a web design and marketing company. This girl can do it all!

Lydia Stirling McLaughlin of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' and her son

Currently, Lydia is living in Dana Point with her husband Doug McLaughlin and their two sons. Stirling is the older of the two and was born Born Friday, February 6th, 2009, weighing 7lbs 11oz, and measuring 20 inches long. As for Stirling’s little brother, we can’t seem to find out too much — even a name!

As for how she got the gig, it may have been her relationship with Heather Dubrow, who was added as an official ‘Wife during season 7. On Twitter, Heather is the only RHOC star that Lydia follows, and Heather is the only RHOC that follows her.

To keep up with Lydia, follow her on Twitter and stay tuned for the all new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.


  • @starcasm stop stealing from @stoopidhsewives do ur own research or dont u have the skills? #SHAME ON YOU

  • Antonella

    Who did the Research on this article, because it is word for word from StoopidHousewives article that she put up the other day! NOT COOL

  • Thereseb_DC

    Ummm I think you’re a day late & a dollar short @stoopidhousewives reported this yesterday. The least you could do is give credit to them as your researcher. Plagiarism at its finest. Do your own homework.

  • TweetPolice

    Thank you for your honesty and integrity. Feel free to remove my previous post.

  • Andrea

    Who is doing this bitches horrible makeup?

  • Jm

    All that money she couldn’t fix that mouth?

  • Jenn Jordan

    something is just off with her face……something is just wrong.

  • jeff

    That… that is one ugly woman.

    • Avery House

      I agree. Something is def off with that mouth and eyes.

  • tab

    ick. she’s very odd looking.

  • tab

    are you two new here? that’s how this site operates, almost always a day or more behind everyone else. oh well.

  • tanya

    I’m glad others agree that something with her face is “off”. She def isnt the greatest looking. She has horse teeth or something. Poor girl. Lets hope she at least has a better personality to make up for it! Nothing worse than an ugly girl who thinks shes hot.

    • roz

      not to mention her body…ewww.

  • dani yell


  • Poor thing is too thin 🙁 Not snarking on her, I just feel bad that that’s how women think they’re supposed to look. Makes me sad for all of us 🙁

  • omgaawwd

    eeWWWeeee…What is up with her face? (cringing!) Did Dr.Dubrow do that to her? JeeEEEeeezzz…that’s hard to look at.

  • Avery House

    apparently her grandfather owns pathetic television station in a province of Canada called Newfoundland, not multi stations. I also did a real estate search and they don’t even own their house in Dana Point. Where are these reporters getting their information? Sounds like they are grasping at straws to get contestants on this low class show.

  • Diva

    From what I’ve read her brother Gregory is a pedophile and was arrested in AZ for kissing and taking photos of a preteen girl. Where do they find these losers???

  • Dana

    I’m guessing all you guys at home are supermodels? Or just haters.. I think she’s beautiful and I can’t wait to watch!!

    • Steve

      Just like you don’t have to be a genius to recognize an idiot, you don’t have to be a supermodel to recognize an ass-ugly person. Whoa does this disgusting mess qualify as ugly. Holy cow!

  • Joy

    She’s a lucky girl with all that money because she didn’t get looks at all. She can pay for plastic surgery at least.
    And she’s young and doesn’t look good lets imagine her old. Lets not actually I’m eating.

  • Yolz

    How can her husband say “you look beautiful’.? He must be after the money to fk that. She looks like a RAT