We had so much fun at the end of the season party. I got to meet the other housewives on the show and take pictures with them. We had a blast. Jo is a super fun person and amazingly outgoing, and Tammy was very sweet. It was a perfect end of summer party.
This has been a hard time for Raquel finding herself and what she wants to do with her life. She did not finish beauty school, but went on to find a job in retail and was recently promoted to assistant manager of Duo in Laguna Beach. Alexa is working with I Booker Media and finishing high school, so they are focused and I'm working to keep them on track.
I think that in society, people like Gretchen are a rare find. She truly loved Jeff with all her heart and she saw him for his spirit, not his age or money. Gretchen has a mothering personality — she even takes care of her dogs like they are her children. She is all around a good person, and people can say what they want, but the reality is she DID love him and she DID take good care of him until he unfortunately passed on.
I think the other women don't want to get to know me because they have judged and decided who I am without any facts to back it up. But I also feel like the more time they spend with me, the better they get to know me. It's all just part of the initiation process. Slowly the walls are coming down and that's a good thing, because they are, with or without their quirks, a great group of people.
I LOVED you Lynne! You are sooo mellow and chill. All I can say is I think you may need to open your eyes a little when it comes to your teenagers. You are the ONLY REAL housewife on this show! Hope you come back next season!
Lynne you are my favorite housewife. You seem to have a great heart. I'm happy you have stood up for Gretch. Do not let any of the miserable people ever drag you down to their level. You are great!
Actually if I had to spend a day with the housewives, it would of been You and Gretchen, I just am not into the others, Jenna plays both sides, Vicki needs a good dose of "do on to others, and treat people nice", her comments to you in the limo were low, who works while going out in a limo with friends, she will turn into a old nasty woman with no one around , I have seen it working in the medical field with a few of the elderly that have to be the all and all, they get abandoned by the ones they love due to they have to be number one. sad, , she is heading for being ALONE>> and Tamara, well she needs to stay home and work on being a mom and setting her older son straight to go get a job, education and work........
I also have a daughter named Raquel, funny not too many of us have the thought to give our daughter a name that is NOT common, your younger daughter seems to have a kin ship to you, like she is the one you relate to more. Both are a blessing and in time they will find their road, just don't give in and walk them all the way, let them fall, get up, fall and get going again, they are given love by you and their dad and they will come through. Use the military training up bringing that your parents used on you, I am a Army brat and believe me it works. Might be old fashion but it works.
I hope you expand your line of bracelets.. and add things, like cell phone holders etc, ( have a degree in art design so I see you have some great creative things).
Keep with being artistic, Keep being yourself, and I hope if there is a next year you will come back..
besides your a brunette, and they Rock..!!
the best from a housewife to another
Lynne, You are definitely the best of the best. You do not judge others, remained true to yourself and are someone I would definitely like to hang out with. As for your daughters, wow. It's time tighten the reins a little bit. I know it's easy to spoil your children because you love them, but giving them everything they want does not help them learn how to live in the real world. Children need to work for things. They will appreciate their things more if they earn them. Raquel needs major structure! Do you know that I didn't get car until I was 21? I bought it myself and it was a 10 year old Honda Accord. I loved that car and took amazing care of it. I even had to pay for my own car insurance, gas, and maintenance. Just a thought.
Lynne: I enjoyed watching you on the show. You were very real. When you had differences of opinions, you were never mean spirited. You also enjoyed Gretchen, who seems to possess a very joyful spirit. People may not understand her relationship with Jeff, but that is their problem. It is a testimony of your character that you did not judge her. (After all, he wasn't married! And I don't think he had 5 marriages because he was Mr. Perfect.)
I also admire the fact that you have a very loving relationship with your spouse of 18 years. You guys served as a good role model for cultivating a good marriage. You can't have that if either one of you were selfish - so kudos to you both.
Last, good luck with your creative endeavors!
PS. As far as the girls, I think you a realistic, so don't worry about naysayers. Its better to know they are drinking and stress responsibility over blindness. Coming from personal experience, I encourage you not to be too generous materially. I know its hard if you have the means, but it takes away from developing drive and self reliance. I think its great you saw the learning opportunities presented to you.
I've watched this show for four seasons and I can honestly say that I'm not watching the next one if the nastiness continues. People watch this show for the shopping, the silliness, the wastefulness, for a look into people's lives.
People do not watch this show to see grown women make other grown women cry. It's too depressing.
Tamra and Vicki and seriously depressing women. They're old, they're sagging, they're desperate, they behave badly. Vicki talking about her boobs wanting to come out and play made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
Lynn, I'm really sorry about they way you got treated by these vipers on camera. You are just like my mom: you're not a mean person, and don't know how to deal with mean people. I just saw that clip where Jeanna called you stupid and made you cry. It was cruel and unnecessary.
All these women make a ton of money off this show and want to protect their publicity gravy train so they can sell tequila, homes, life insurance, snake oil diet pills and other sundry shit. That's fine with me, but keep the show entertaining: less ugly, more silly.
You by far have been my favorite!! You and Gretchen were like a breath of fresh air this season. You seem like a real, down to earth person who doesn't take any b.s. from the other women. You remind me a lot of myself. As a Mom, I can only give advice from my own experiences. It's great to be the kid's friend but really be the parent first! They will love you and respect you for it as they get older. Teen drinking needs to be seriously addressed and I worry about your oldest daughter. I'm not one to say absolutely no drinking until you reach the age of 21, but from personal experience, saying no and meaning it could one day save your daughter's life. I'm so glad you were not mean to Gretchen and treated her with respect as she did you. The other women made me so disgusted this season I don't think I could ever watch it again if you or Gretchen don't come back - if there is going to be another season. Don't let the other women bring you down. Peace!
Please come back next season! I never post emails but after the beating you took from those ladies, you need to know that there a lots of women like me who enjoy having you on the show. You help balance the crazy sun drenched ladies from Coto! Jeana, Gretchen, Tamara and Vicki are just too shallow for some of us viewers, so the producers were dead on to add you to the show. Your honest vulnerability with your children and life is very refreshing. I've watched this show since it started and at last they found a Real Woman who is loving, honest, and liberated. You are the dose of "sexy intellectualism" the show needed to keep educated viewers tuning in each week. Hang in there, those ladies are mean...but man, your side comments about them were hilarious and show that you truly are the SMARTEST & TOUGHEST lady in there! Good luck with your jewelry...oh the show needs to add your MOM to the mix...if she can keep you in line she'd be great to counter the COTO gals!
keep being you lynn! you are adorable! and it really seemed like you were a nice lady and were kind to others. you are my favorite housewife!
You are the absolute best Lynn, I was so thrilled when you joined the show . . . even my boyfriend started watching because he felt you were the "most" real ;~P You and Gretchen are my favorites, you both have true class and grace and the other women could really take a few lessons from you two, they just might evolve into something other women would be proud to call a "girlfriend" Vicki & Tamara in particular give women a really bad name.
Hi Lynne You and Gretchen are my favorites on the show. I'm glad you stood up for for Gretchen because only her, and the honest friends she has know her real story and emotions. I did not like how Tamwreck wrote in her blog, nasty things about Gretchen. That was so childish and uncalled for, yet I am not the least bit surprised that she would stoop that low.
Lynne... You are a true, real life woman. I really enjoyed you standing up to Vicky. You never tried to be anything you were not. I applaud you for that!! Keep up with the cuff business. I can't wait to see you next season. You ARE the hottest housewife!! LOL
My cousin n I always said we liked you cuz u seemed to have a good heart. I think Vickie is jealous of you cuz your so calm and dwn to earth and your husband seems to luv u, and ENJOYS being around u.(Vic is such a hag w/Don) I'm also glad you stuck up for Gretchen. Iwish you all the best w/ur jew line and hope you come bk for another show!!
Lynne, You and Gretchen are great additions to the Housewives of OC. I love how laid back you are and how you enjoy your life and have this confidence that is inspiring. You're the kind of person that looks beautiful but doesn't need to overly flaunt it because it's apparent. I think it's great how you've always got Gretchen's best interest at heart and you see her as a fun-loving person who is just being herself despite what the other housewives may think. I believe your calm and relaxed attitude is just what the doctor ordered.
Thank you for showing that there are still some good people out there. So much ugliness with the other girls that you were very refreshing. No mother is perfect and you are a kindhearted one. Your daughters will find their way.
Dont let 2faced Tamra and Vicki get you down. You, Gretchen and Jeana are great down to earth people. Im not sure why Vicki treated you the way she did, she hasnt ever acted that way to anyone in previous seasons. I think Tamra has rubbed off on her in a negative way.
Hope to see you again next year!
Lynn, Wow! Your attitude about (some of) the other housewives is very generous. There were times some of them (Vicky & Tamara) were evil to you. I left them both "shame on you" messages. You seem like a giving person, a great wife (I've been married for 22 years; 23 in May). We've both been blessed with husbands who love us lots & treat us well. I also have a teenager; he'll be 18 in March. Lynn, this is the ONE area I totally disagree with you on. Your kids walk all over you & you keep letting them. Stop telling your husband stuff cause their "afraid" to. Like asking him about having the party at the house & getting in a car accident. That's not good for them or your marriage! They aren't afraid of him & you know it. What? They think he'll beat them? You find cigs in someone purse but don't think they smoke?? Hello! Being nonconfrontational & trying to be their Buddy is hurting them! They already have a hard time finishing stuff (beauty school) & with jobs. The best thing you could do is make them pay rent, save it for them in a savings acct. But DON'T tell them!! Good Luck!
Please do yourself a favor and RUN, don't walk, away from this nasty group of women. They are the most immature, judgmental, cruel, shallow, heartless, classless group I've seen over the age of 12. You have a good heart and your nervous behavior just demonstrates how uncomfortable you are around these emotional misfits. Find a nice group of LADIES, not a bunch of hateful hags, to associate with.
You are truly a wonderful person with a great heart. With everything going on in the world today, people like Vicki and Tamara are should be ashamed of themselves. Keep your head up girl.
Truly refreshing to have added you to the season. I have two teenagers. Every mother who has teenagers can have compassion and empathy. Raising teenagers is hard. We all do the best we can. Some of the other OC housewives should learn to have your relaxed attitude. Sometimes the drama can only exacerbate a situation (Tamra if you go to webster.com you can look up what that word means). The soap box they have put themselves on needs to be put in their mouths and washed out. It is nice to see So. Cal represented a little nicer than the portrait some of the other women on the show are exhibiting. Many So. Cal women are just as worried about who they are as a person instead of what they "appear" to be. Thank you for trying to keep it real.
You're wonderful! I think that the other housewives with the exception of Gretchen prejudged you and that's unfair. I think you're a very sweet, beautiful, and thoughtful human being. Best wishes to you and your family.
You seem like a sweet, kind lady and mother. Keep on your girls and encourage them to move forward, but, let them find ways to be women, other than being great looks/thin/models/beauty conscious? And, as far as Gretchen goes? She's a giant fake... attention-seeking girl who lives off of her beauty. You don't want that to be your role model for your young daughters, do you? Find a very old, rich rich man and get the bling/money? She has already moved on with another man after exposing Jeff's poor family to this media circus!! The worst is... she acted so sweet, while she was flirting with every other man in her path to gain attention/make the other wives look mean/jealous!! She is a fake. She knows that she can "get" any man with her flirting/beauty, and takes advantage of them.. You don't want your daughters to be that way. They need to find themselves, their inner beauty/talent and take care of themselves, with or without a man's money... That is what young women today need.
Lynne, I think you were a wonderful housewife! You were different and not only about Big boobs and big diamonds, and you were right about how the other housewives felt about you, because they were all judging you and did not know enough about you to know you. The only one who didnt judge you was Gretchen, and that was because she knew you enough. I hope you will be on the next season!
Lynne! I loved you on the show. I thought you and Gretchen were the only ones with a heart honestly! Loved you glad you were on there or I probably would not have wanted to watch all the catty-ness!
You are such a cool housewife and I was so sad to see you cry on the reunion show! You are not dumb! Obviously someone that was dumb would not have their own business and have a wonderful, long marriage!
I don't know if it's true that you smoke pot, but if you do, who cares!
Your awesome, I hope you can come back next season, but I also agree with some comments above that you should be harder on your girls. The younger one seems to listen and be respectful, but the older one needs to buckle down. I know you are sweet and it is obvious it is hard for you to say no to your children.
you are the coolest and nicest one of them all. Gretchen too!! You were a breath of fresh air amongst all the bs that went on. You seem like a really nice person. Although I am the mother of 2 girls, 4 and 4 months and after watching the show, I am scared what life will be like with 2 teenage girls!! Love your cuff bracelets too!!
Lynn, It sounds like there will be a season 5 and that you will be on! I am delighted! I think we are about the same age. I grew up in Newport and Huntington, "little laguna" was my fave beach to tan! Loved the wedge! So from one surfer girl to another... please come back.We need you! It broke my heart that Vicky & Tamra were so mean. They were vindictive to everyone. It was hard to watch. I have no idea what got into Vickie this last season lets hope she gets over it. And as for Tamra, she should be banned from the show. I am not usually this harsh but after that dinner party she gave, not to mention all of the mean jealous jabs at everyone of the other housewives, I can't bear to watch her another season. I plan to check out your website & can't wait to see your cuffs. Must be a "beach girl" thing, I am also an artist! Please come back! I can't wait to see how your daughters get on with their lives. I have sons, it does get easier! I promise! Take care, Deborah
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
This quote reminds me of you Lynne. I appreciate the great spirit that you emit. You are a sweetheart and I applaud you for hanging in there with the Bi*&^es of OC.
You are what the other O.C. chicks should aspire to be like.
you seem so genuine. hope your daughters take after their mom. it's so easy to become materialistic, vapid when one is blessed with an affluent upbringing. i hate what Vicki and Tamara say about you... "oh she must be high, blah blah blah" i'm an artist too, earned a BFA with HONORS from one of the biggest universities in TX... so, let me tell the Vicki's and Tamara's of the world (who i'm not even sure have college degress) ...you don't have to do drugs to be creative. they are so narrow-minded, one can only pity them.
Hi Lynn, I am a big fan of yours. Yes, you could maybe be more strict with your beautiful daughters, but I am a mom like you. You love them so much and only want good things for them. You are my favorite housewife and I love how devoted you are to your husband. I also went onto your jewelry website. The cuffs are amazing. One day I may order one. I also don't like how Vicki treats you or Gretchen. Who does she think she is? She needs to look inside herself!
Lynne- You are such a sweet genuine person, I find myself lost with why you associate yourself with Tamra, Vicki, and Jeana. You have a great REAL marriage with a wonderful loving husband. You have some things that the others don't have and they are constantly judging you for that. The only thing that I have noticed is the control that your daughters have over you, which I know is so hard to buckle down on kids when all you want to do is love them and have them be happy. You and Gretchen are why I watched the show because I truly like you two and think you guys are sweet, which to say the least doesn't fit the names mentioned above.
i love you. i think that you are such a sweet human beings, your way to easy on your girls, but such an amazing human being. omg - and you are so hot. thank you for entertaining me. xo
Lynne - you're a sweetheart and I can tell you love your family very much! sounds like Raquel is getting on the right path. Keep up the good work!
Lynne, You are so sweet and so are your girls. My heart went out to you when fat Jeana hurt your feelings again and again. You have a great husband who adores you and sweet girls. You have more than all the other Orange County wives.........Stay sweet and stand your ground ........... no more crying... they are not worth it....... Gretchen also has a heart and hugged you.. she is sweet just like you.
it's totally stupid and transparent that you only post the nice comments..you dingdong, we all know that you post about one of every 500 bad comments you get. You're by far the most irritating housewife of the cast, more than Vicki...and that says ALOTTTT.
I absolutely loved you!! i thought you were very sweet! I don't how you could even stand to hang around any of the other women beside gretchen! If i were you I would have went off on all of them! Don't let them get you down all of you fans have your back!!!
Lynn, I really enjoyed watching you this season. You and Gretchen are Great additions to the network. I really hope to see you next season! Stay cool.
I loved you Lynne! You don't let anyone drive you crazy or change who you are. You have a beautiful spirit and you are beautiful inside and out, you look so young, healthy, happy and balanced). Thanks for sticking up for Gretchen all season, you are a true friend and a very "real" person. Your husband and kids have an awesome role-model in you!!!!! Your mother must be very proud - because you are on TV, making her proud by showing us all how well you've been raised. You are not full of hate and jealousy like "you know who" ;-).
Lynne, I am glad you are on the show!It takes a lot to have your life filmed for everyone to judge! It is obvious you and your husband(he's cute :) ) have a lot of love for each other! You are so mellow! Well maybe a bit to mellow when it comes to your children, especially Raquel. I was a teenager once so I know its hard but she needs some tough love before its to late. I hope your other daughter gets some confidence. When her boyfriend Randy said something about her dress I felt so bad for her.She is beautiful and deserves better. I think you should tell those other jealous housewives to back off! Why the hell do they have to act like such little b*tches? I wouldn't waist my time on Vicki or Tamara...they have such resentment towards people and I think they need to look in the mirror! Good luck with your cuffs! They are cute! Maybe Raquel could do something like that.?
I would suggest you and everyone read this week's National Enquirer and check out the TMZ website. There is some very interesting information coming out on Gretchen. I would say that Gretchen is one big phony and that Tamara was right.
you are a breath of fresh air in the midst of that juvenile behavior by tamra and vicky. you don't judge before getting to know someone. however your oldest daughter has really got to get it together, and you need to make sure of that.
You, Gretchen and Lauri are the only truly nice women on the show. I just saw the trailer from the up-coming reunion show. I thought Jeana's comment to you was awful! She treated you with the same callousness that her mean disrespectful sons treat her. Then to make matters worse, she said "Oh Lynnes not used to me picking on her!" Was that supposed to make you feel better? I hope she's given you a sincere apology. I do hope that you start standing up for yourself more Lynne... Don't let them get away with treating you so badly!
You and Frank are a great couple! You are such a kind and beautiful women... and Frank's not bad either!
Lynne: You are awesome!!! Not to mention smoking hot for your age. Honestly, I really enjoyed watching you in the show. You are so laid back, cool mom, and caring wife. You are definitely The Real Housewives of Orange County, in my book.
Thanks, for being nothing but yourself.
Kudos to you! I love your attitude, your way of life, you wholesomeness, your caring spirit, your creativity, your great personality. i hope that Gretchen realizes that she has a supportive and true friend in you!
Lynne, you are such a sweet person, just what this season needed. The show should have been about you and Gretchen, minus the other ladies. Wish you all the best amongst all of the catty women!