And with her status as a Housewife she's brought along several characters of her own, mostly her family members. When we caught up with her we got the scoop on her kids' names, the meaning behind them and why they actually should switch names.
Plus, you know we had to chat about her mom Judy. Lydia reveals some of the things strangers have said to her mom after seeing her on the show. Even Bravo's own Andy Cohen couldn't wait to talk about her!
Is Lydia's mom one of your favorite people on RHOC? What would you say to her if you met her? Do you enjoy the edition of Lydia this season? Tell us what you think in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine.