Former St. Louis Area State Senator/Talk Show Host Couple On 'Wife Swap'
Former State Sen. John Loudon and his wife Gina are apparently set to be featured in the ABC network reality show next week.
Politicos around Missouri are buzzing with word that a former Missouri state senator and his wife, a former area radio talk show host, will be featured in the ABC reality TV show "Wife Swap" next with a polyamorous plot twist.
Political pundit and Tea Party activist Gina Loudon trades lives with a mom in a polyamorous relationship, on "Wife Swap," THURSDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. And in a first for the series, one of the families breaks the rules and refuses to reunite at the round table to discuss their experiences, leaving only one family to discuss things among themselves.
Loudon was for a time featured on Truth Talk Radio, based in Creve Coeur. She and her husband John, a former state senator who represented parts of Chesterfield, Ballwin, Maryland Heights, Florissant and Hazelwood, now live in San Diego. According to her website, she now hosts a program on a station based in Virginia.
The show swaps two wives, allowing the transplanted wife to see how the other family operates, before then imposing their own set of rules.
According to publicity released for the program, the Loudon family was unaware of the other couple's relationship until it is revealed on the show.
When Gina first arrives in Charleston, she meets Ashley and learns that she'll be living with a polyamorous couple. With her conservative views and strong religious convictions, Gina finds the relationship "wrong" and is very uncomfortable with the situation. Tensions rise between Gina and Chris after he and Ashley take Gina out one night for drinks at a local bar. With the alcohol flowing, Gina begins to let her guard down and starts sharing her true feelings about the relationship between Chris, Angela and Ashley, as well as her stance on myriad controversial topics. The evening peaks Chris' interest to look into Gina's background - and what he finds prompts Chris to confront her, sparking an even larger confrontation.
Meanwhile, Angela meets her new family, but immediately feels judged by John when she reveals her relationship with Ashley to the family. As someone who does not discuss politics or religion at all, Angela finds the family's strong conservative views upsetting. When it's time for the rules to change, Angela decides to turn the tables by creating a political and religious free zone, but John breaks Angela's rule and continues to share his disdain for her personal life, bringing Angela to tears.
What do you think? Will you be watching?