The marriage was the finale episode for Season 3.
During Season 4, Lauri quit the series. There was so much negative publicity about this couple that the Orange County Register had to change the way they handled comments on it's website, and Frank Mickadeit, a reporter at the paper, stopped writing about the Real Housewives. Message boards TWOP and FORT erased most of the first three seasons comments.
Why so much negative publicity? George Peterson got custody of three of his four children by ex-wife Gina Peterson, and evicted her from her Dana Point home. The drama took place in the Orange County Courts while the show was airing. Talk about a backstory! Everyone, including the viewers, took sides in the drama. If Bravo TV ran storylines in the manner they do today, all of this would have been on air. This was before Andy Cohen took over, changing the direction of the franchise.
In addition, Lauri 's son Josh Waring was out of control, and many viewers didn't agree with the way she put his problems on front street. And there were other problems…….
The manner in which the children of the self-described "Brady Bunch" was once more called into question when George sent his daughter Bria Peterson away to boarding school and Gina, her mother, declared her missing.
Lauri Petersonleft “The Real Housewives of Orange County" on a previous season after getting married to George Peterson in a lavish wedding. She left the show to focus on her big family, and her son Josh, who kept getting into trouble. Lauri has teased about making an appearance on the show, and her presence in the spotlight has fuelled some rumors. According to a new tweet released on Feb. 10, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson is setting the record straight on her marriage after reports surfaced that she was splitting with her husband, George.
“Is TMZ right about you and George splitting up,” one follower asked “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson this morning after reports surfaced that Lauri and George were no longer happy. “Did TMZ for real report that??? News to me,” Lauri wrote back, adding, “Might require surgery as we are joined at the hip.” It appears that it is safe to say that there is no divorce in the works here for “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson and her husband George. Fans will get to see Lauri on the upcoming season of the show, which is currently in the final stages of filming season eight.
The divorce rumors could have started because of tweet Lauri sent out yesterday as a joke. “Should I take it personal that my hubby George just sang Taylor Swift's "I knew you were trouble when you walked in" to me,” Lauri tweeted. While many of her followers noted that the song choice was better than Taylor Swift's lyrics “we are never ever getting back together,” it is possible that someone thought the couple was in trouble.
Watch what you say on twitter Lauri, the naysayers are waiting to pounce, even after all these years.
Disclaimer: I am an original naysayer, firmly on Gina Peterson's side.
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return in early Spring.