November 02, 2005 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
Two mothers with very different beliefs trade lives, leading to a dramatic homecoming, on the two-part season premiere of TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Marguerite Perrin of Ponchatoula, LA, and Jeanne D’amico-Flisher of Boxborough, MA, trade places to try out the ultimate life change – leaving their families to take over a clan from another walk of life. As they meet each other’s families and instill their own set of rules, chaos ensues. Then, during the dramatic conclusion airing Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), viewers find out how each mom distributes the other family’s $50,000 prize and what caused one mom’s major meltdown after she returns home to her family.
Perrin, a fiercely religious Christian, and her family are from Ponchatoula, LA – a town outside New Orleans. She and her husband Barry live with their two daughters, Ashley and Brooke, and their granddaughter, Ashley’s daughter Abigail. Perrin’s largest concern is with anyone who doesn’t have God in his or her life. She believes such people are lost and could negatively affect her children. A deeply devout and vocal woman, Perrin strives to ensure that only godly people are around her, having low tolerance for anyone she doesn’t think is worthy.
In sharp contrast to Perrin, D’Amico-Flisher and her family are passionate about hypnotherapy, tarot cards and pressure healing. Husband Chris enjoys practicing astrology and believes that one’s astrological sign is his or her owner’s manual – that a person’s personality adheres to the rules of his or her Zodiac sign. The couple met on a dating website and were married shortly thereafter; when they met, Chris was a widower and Jeanne was divorced. Jeanne’s children include Matthew, Elliot and Emma, and Chris is the father of 13-year-old Miles.