Vivienne moved in not long after the death of Lyla's first wife Olive. The recently widowed Lyla and Vivienne hit it off right away and soon married. She tries to get along with her new stepdaughter Ariana but fails as Ariana misses both Olive and her father that she doesn't see very often. Vivienne works as an entertainer. Lyla died before Vivienne, leaving her widowed. Vivienne raised Ariana since Lyla died and Ariana's father Don backed out of her life and left town.