Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson and Jeana Keough are still rattled over meeting blonde bombshell Gretchen Rossi. But tensions escalate even more when the newest housewife, Lynne Curtin, attempts to join the clique. Lynne and her husband of over 18 years, Frank, are happily married and own a beautiful seaside home in Laguna Beach, Calif., where they enjoy every minute of their active Southern California lifestyle. A former gymnast, Lynne is an avid surfer, runner, horseback rider and kick-boxer - and she has the toned body to prove it. Lynne does her best to keep control of her outspoken teenage girls - Raquel, 18, and Alexa, 16 - but her desire to be a friend to them often interferes with her lackluster disciplinary efforts. Lynne's laid-back philosophy on life flows into her lax parenting style: "I want to be the cool mom" I don't want to say no.".