Ex-'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Lydia McLaughlin: Reality TV is bad for families

April 23, 2015 10:30 AM

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NEW YORK – Former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lydia McLaughlin left the world of reality television for the sake of her family. Her new book, "Beyond Orange County" discusses the downsides of putting her personal life on camera, and how her ‘Housewives’ friendships were fleeting post fame.

FOX411: You said you decided to leave the show but some insiders said it was not your choice. You were never asked back. What is the real deal? Lydia McLaughlin: Well, I was asked to come back. I just decided not to. I don’t know why that would be controversial or anything like that. I guess people ...

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