Lydia Stirling McLaughlin of Real Housewives of Orange County

Lydia is a wife, mother of two, jewelry designer, magazine editor, heiress and now a reality TV star.

Lydia McLaughlin, 31, is the newest cast member of the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. In addition to now being a reality star, Lydia is the creator of LYDIA M Jewelry and the Managing Editor of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. Lydia uses her experience as a world traveler as inspiration for her jewelry line which is 100% manufactured in California and even produces necklaces for dogs called Puppy Bling.

Some of her most inspirational travel locations include the Himalayas in India, the Italian Mediterranean Sea, the French countryside and of course her home town Laguna Beach. As if being a full time jewelry designer and magazine editor wasn’t enough, Lydia is also mom and wife. She and husband Doug McLaughlin have two young sons. Lydia and Doug co-own a web design and digital marketing company called SKYLAB Media. They also co-own an art gallery in Laguna Beach called SKYLAB Modern Art.

Lydia was born in Canada but raised in La Jolla, California. She attended La Jolla High then the University of San Diego. Her mother was an actress, her brother modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch. She and Doug live in Dana Point. The multi-talented beauty is very dedicated to her Christian faith.

Lydia is the granddaughter of Canadian business mogul Geoff Stirling. Geoff Stirling was born in 1921 and is the founder of Stirling Communications International (SCI) which owns some of Canada’s largest newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television stations. SCI biggest assets are the Newfoundland Herald, Newfoundland Television (NTV) and CHOZ-FM radio.

Tamra Barney recently posted some pictures on Twitter of her bachelorette weekend in Puerto Vallarta, where she was accompanied by Gretchen Rossi, Heather Dubrow, Vicki Gunvalson, and Lydia.

The heiress has ties to both Heather Dubrow and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump, who writes a column in the Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine.

Lydia Stirling McLaughlin‘s net worth is $15 million.

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