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Welcome Back To The Real Housewives Of Orange County, Lydia McLaughlin!

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Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Well this is inneresting

Real Housewives of Orange County may've lost two key cast members, but it sounds like they're bringing back an alum to save season 12. Hmmm, go on!

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According to reports, RHOC vet Lydia McLaughlin is coming back to fill the void Meghan King Edmonds and Heather Dubrow are leaving behind. In case you forgot, Miz McLaughlin was a full-time cast member for the Bravo hit's eighth season back in 2013. Sadly, after becoming a fan favorite thanks to her pot smoking momma and bubbly disposition, Lydia did not return for season nine. Why?

As the 35-year-old wrote in her book, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith and Happiness:

"When I was asked back to do season 9, I wanted to do it. Being on the show was everything the world tells us to desire and it was what I desired. But deep, deep down — so quiet I could almost silence it — I knew in my heart it was not God's plan for me to go back…I knew God was calling me to walk away from the show."

Things have certainly changed, haven't they?? One source even told Us Weekly, the mother-of-three "seems really excited" to be returning to RHOC.

While Bravo declined to comment on the story, it's said cameras have already begun rolling and that Lydia has been involved already. LOVES it!

So, in honor of McLaughlin's grand return to the OG Housewives program, here are some of Lydia's best one liners (below).

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

Lydia McLaughlin returning for season 12 of RHOC

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