For the past couple of weeks, we've been bringing you segments of Lauri Waring
's very personal interview with The Orange County Register
. For the most part, one of the original co-stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County
told the story of her fairy tale romance with George Peterson. As we all know, their whirlwind courtship culminated in a lavish walk down the aisle, which served as a fitting highlight for the third season finale of the reality show.
Speaking of the finale, The Orange County Register
reported that it became the highest rated episode in the reality series' history.
The Real Housewives of Orange County
third season conclusion, which aired January 22, reportedly drew in an unprecedented total of 2.018 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Of that number, 1.488 were said to be from the key demographic between the ages of 18 and 49. The finale saw a 37 percent increase in overall viewership from season 2's final installment. Over all, season 3 of The Real Housewives of Orange County
also reportedly averaged a total of 1.315 million viewers, with just under a million of those aged 18-49 years old.
Not surprisingly, one of the major draws that kept over two million people glued to The Real Housewives of Orange County
that evening was Lauri Waring's larger-than-life wedding. Here's the rest of her interview with The Orange County Register
, where she also talked about everything from her beautiful dress to plans concerning kids, and where she and George went on their honeymoon.
“My dress fit me like a glove! Austin Scarlett is a genius and the alterations at Saks Fifth Avenue in Costa Mesa did a fantastic job,” Waring disclosed. “When I first put the dress on, I thought I was going to pass out from lack of oxygen. I couldn't breathe. Since I was wearing a strapless gown, I had alterations make sure the dress was super tight around the waist. I didn't want the dress to fall down as I made my way down the aisle! It was definitely tight! I quickly learned the art of shallow breathing,” the bride quipped.
“We had a trip planned for the Maldives and Bali, but the weather was questionable at the time. We postponed it for the time being,” Waring said when asked about their honeymoon. “Fortunately, George and I had a “pre-honeymoon” three weeks before our wedding. We had some alone time in Paris and Rome and then met our friends in St. Tropez, which is turning into an annual event.”
With Waring and Peterson's marriage, one area that could potentially pose occasional challenges is the merging of their two families. Both Lauri and George have children for previous relationships, but according to one of The Real Housewives of Orange County
, the transition has been fairly seamless.
“It was an easy adjustment for them because for every one of my children, George had one to match,” Waring remarked. “Ashley has McKenzie, Josh has Slayte and Sophia and Bria are like Frick and Frack. I don't have a match for Danyka, but she often has a friend over so she doesn't feel left out. Blending the families came very naturally, of course not without challenges, but all of the children have their own little personalities so no one is getting lost.”
As to whether she and her new hubby have plans of adding to their already lively bunch though, Waring gave a resounding and unequivocal “Nope!”
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Orange County Register
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