Lynette Scavo was once best known as a tough, savvy businesswoman. In the working world she was an over-achiever who could accomplish any task. But those days came to an end when she and her husband, Tom, decided to have kids...five kids to be exact. Since then, Lynette has tirelessly struggled to find the perfect balance between marriage, motherhood, and career.
Over the last ten years, Lynette battled her wild children, her prescription drug dependency, her crazy boss, her husband's mid-life crisis, her unstable siblings, her alcoholic mother, cancer, a miscarriage, and a serial killer, to name a few. But the one thing she could count on through all of it was her loving husband, Tom. Until he took a corporate job and didn't have time for tending to the family or their marriage. Lynette, long the person who called the shots in the relationship, was suddenly delegated to being the "plus one." Feeling like their lives were going in different directions, the two finally agreed to a trial separation. Can the marriage that so many of their friends admired survive?
"I love the marriage Lynnette has with Tom. Maybe it's just that I adore working with Doug Savant, but it is a "marriage in progress." It has its ups and downs but is still alive and vibrant and the characters love each other. I also love how the writers create Lynette. She is strong, but always crazed trying to balance family and work. She is a very truthful character who has a big heart and a lot of flaws. Finally, I love that I get to wear baggy clothes!"