Lydia McLaughlin is done with 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin recently announced her departure from the show, saying that she can only handle the show "one season at a time".

                            Lydia McLaughlin is done with 'The Real Housewives of Orange County'

Looks like Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin is exiting the show...again.  The mom-of-three took to her blog, oclydia to announce her departure from the show.

Real Housewives of Orange County star Lydia McLaughlin is exiting the show. (Getty)

On her blog, Lydia explains why she is leaving the show: "RHOC has given me a great platform and I’m grateful for that. However, I feel like I can only handle this show one season at a time. I need a break! There is a lot of good that comes from the 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. I trust my path and I’m excited for what the future holds."

Lydia was previously a part of RHOC on season 8 before she decided that the reality show wasn't a good fit for her. She made her return for season 12. 

The young mother of three is ready to concentrate on her family. (Getty)

So what does the future hold for this young mom? Lydia hopes that her exit from the show will give her more time to focus on being a mom and an entrepreneur. She explains it on her blog: "Being a full-time mom to THREE little boys, publisher of NOBLEMAN Magazine, blogger, jewelry designer, author, and wife, I have a lot going on! I will continue to share my life and faith and use this platform to be a lightworker."

Lydia remains firm in her decision, saying that it was the right thing to do. "After season 8, I decided to take a break and write a book and have my third baby. That was the right decision for me although many people didn’t understand why I would walk away. Gods plan is always good and it was the perfect timing 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."

All in all, it looks like Lydia has made a pretty sound decision. So who is going to replace her? With season 13's filming underway, it's going to be exciting to see who the new addition to the RHOC family is going to be!

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