LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Ryan from the Real Housewives of Orange County (Ryan Culberson) left Lydia McLaughlin, Lydia’s mom Judy Stirling, and much of the cast in horror last night on the season finale of RHOC. Ryan from the Real Housewives of Orange County threw Judy Stirling out of a house he doesn’t own, calling her names. Then, as Vicki Gunvalson tried to apologize to Judy, Ryan continued to call Judy names, told Vicki that she is not going to “win this” disagreement, and continued his tirade. So what did fellow cast members and viewers think of the shocking season finale? Many today believe that Bravo should ban Ryan from returning to RHOC.
Ryan of RHOC prompted few words from Judy Stirling last night. On her Twitter account, Judy tweeting from Italy wrote simply “I’ll say it again. Family is forever”. She added “Thanks for all the love. I believe in love”. But her daughter Lydia was horrified. “The couch IS NOT ruined!! She was putting her feet up. Who speaks to someone like that?” She said “I hate watching this” and added the hashtag “nowords”.
LALATE has never seen such an immediate outrage by viewers in the history of RHOC. Many current and former military members watching last night’s telecast were left in disbelief. Some wrote that Bravo should ban Ryan from RHOC going forward. His expressions like “Respect for the furniture” left others perplexed.
Lydia told viewers last night several new shocking revelations. First she said that Ryan acted this way in the presence of not just Judy but also other family members. “My poor mom. It’s super hard for me to watch that scene unfold. I wasn’t in the room with her when the whole Ryan confrontation took place. However, my brother and sister-in-law were there and they left right after because they couldn’t believe what they saw.”
Lydia further tells news “Although my mom is incredibly youthful and energetic she’s not used to being out late and wearing high heels standing for so long. Vicki’s party was a late night for her and she went inside to get warm, and put her feet up. It’s not like she was Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch. She was literally putting her feet up.”
So why did Ryan act this way? Lydia claims that Ryan allegedly has bigger issues than women’s heels on his mind. “Watching his face, so full of anger, and the way he is talking about my mom is disturbing. I have to believe his reaction has more to do with something much greater than the condition of their new couch.”
In earlier seasons, Vicki Gunvalson told viewers she was unhappy how the engagement with Ryan and Briana was revealed to her. Last night, Vicki didn’t tweet about Ryan. But Lydia had praise for Vicki. “And, Vicki went above and beyond as a friend to make us feel comfortable. It must have been hard for her to balance her friends and her family and I felt she did an amazing job. ” For now, Lydia says her mom was fine after that night. But Lydia wasn’t. “I was so traumatized and in tears because I felt responsible for my mom. I invited her to have a wonderful night with my new friends.”
As one viewer wrote last night “How ironic that [..Ryan] gets to represent America in Afghanistan and pat himself on the back for defending freedom…. He will go down in history as the only man to martyr his and his wife’s reputation for the sake of a slipcover.”