UPDATED: Recap the Swap!
Tonight on ABC Television Network hit series CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, actress Kellie Williams and singer Ce Ce Peniston are switching lives and causing trouble in each other’s households.
Kellie Williams is a former child actress who starred as Laura Winslow on the ABC comedy “Family Matters.” Today, Kellie lives outside Washington, DC with her husband Hannibal and their two children: Hanna (5) and John (2). Kellie devotes all of her time to her family. Hannibal and Kellie are very traditional when it comes to their roles in which Hannibal is the breadwinner while Kellie is a stay at home mom who handles all of the family needs. From cooking and cleaning to childcare and educational adventures for the children, Kellie manages it all.
Ce Ce Peniston is a singer best known for her hit single “Finally” which was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and catapulted Ce Ce into the center of the ‘90’s music scene. These days Ce Ce lives in Glendale, AZ with her fiancé Marcus and his daughter Autumn (13). Ce Ce is a self-proclaimed diva who loves her flashy life full of expensive cars, red carpets and all of the glitz and glam that goes with it. Ce Ce and Marcus spend the majority of their time training together in the gym. Ce Ce adheres to a strict diet and exercise plan and trains for bikini competitions.
When it’s time for the swap, Ce Ce arrives in Maryland and immediately sees her new home is much smaller than the one she and Marcus share while Kellie finds herself amidst Ce Ce’s walk-in closet full of expensive clothing and shoes. When the women meet their new families, Kellie finds herself at the gym with “drill sergeant” Marcus putting her through the paces of Ce Ce’s regular workouts, but when it’s time to come home to their personal chef-cooked dinner party, Kellie is none too happy to see everyone else enjoying their meal while she has Ce Ce’s standard dinner of bland vegetables and lean protein.
Meanwhile, back in Maryland, Ce Ce finds herself thrust into “mom mode” when she must cook dinner and tend to the kids while Hannibal works. Balancing the needs of two young kids while trying to multitask and get a meal on the table is stressful, and as the week goes on, Ce Ce begins to feel more frustrated at Hannibal’s work schedule and lack of engagement with the children. But that all changes when it’s time for the women to set their own rules leaving both families with a new perspective and positive changes in their everyday lives.
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP features two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week. During that time, the women – and swapped families – learn what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes, but everything changes during the second half of the week when the women make their own rules and get the chance to run the household their way. At the end of the week, the couples reunite for a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views in which they make frank assessments of one another and discuss the experience.
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP is produced by Zodiak LA. Bruce Toms, Tony Yates, Alex Cross, Michael Davies, Joel Karsberg and Cem Yeter are executive producers. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP airs on ABC Television Network on Wednesday nights at 10/9c.
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