Lynne Curtin


Seasons 4-5

“It’s not about how much money you have…It’s about how good you look spending it.”

“I’m just your typical Orange County housewife. I am obsessed with being young.”

Sign: Capricorn

On December 16, 2008, the Capistrano Beach resident Curtin, joined the cast in the fourth episode of Season 4 to replace Lauri Waring Peterson. She has been married to Frank Curtin for 18 years and is a stay-at-home mom for her two teenage daughters, Raquel and Alexa. Her role as a stay-at-home mom and accompanying interpretation of appropriate parenting style is her storyline in Season 4.

While her younger daughter, Alexa, stays at home, Raquel prefers (in her words) to “party with her friends as often as she can” throughout Orange County. She is shown eating out in Laguna Beach restaurants ordering alcoholic beverages and smuggling bottled alcohol into a bowling alley to surreptitiously drink with her fellow underage friends in the bathroom. Compounding her image as a “problem child” (as Curtin teasingly labels her eldest), Raquel discloses to Keough that she graduated from a high school program called Access at Horizons, which Keough explains is designed to cope with children with disciplinary problems.

The other Housewives label her and Frank as “so laid back,” with Barney and Gunvalson implying that they both use marijuana to achieve that level of calmness. Barney, Gunvalson, and Keough observe that the Curtins differ so greatly from the rest of the Housewives and their spouses because of their “purposes”.

Lynne Curtin appeared as a guest on Season 2, Episode 3, of Top Chef Masters. On August 6, 2010, Curtin has announced on her official Facebook page that she will not be returning to the show: “Rumor has it that I will not be returning for Season 6, That rumor is true! Further rumor has it we will be back somewhere else on our own show! Hmmmm! Watch what happens; Life is so unpredictable! Enjoy!”.

In May 2012, former co-star Tamra Barney stated that Lynne and Frank have, since leaving the show, filed for divorce.

She makes an appearance during Season 6.