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Amanda Beard is a four-time Olympic swimmer who has won seven medals for Team USA. Today she lives outside of Seattle, WA with her husband, Sacha, and their two children Blaze (4 1/2) and Dune (9 months.) The family lives in a small, secluded cottage where they enjoy time outdoors fishing, gardening and renovating their home. The family rarely goes out and prefers to spend their free time at home together as a family.
Heidi and Spencer Pratt are best known for their roles on MTV's hit reality series "The Hills." The couple lives on the beach in Santa Barbara, CA with their four dogs Castle, Rainbo, Dolly and Ninja. Heidi and Spencer love to go out and indulge in the finer things in life like champagne and expensive cars. Heidi spends her days shopping and lunching with her girlfriends while Spencer keeps up with the latest happenings in social media and spends hours caring for his extensive crystal collection.
Arriving in Santa Barbara, Amanda feels comfortable inside Heidi and Spencer's beach house, but she's not at all comfortable when Spencer takes her to a local nightclub to share his regular routine of posing for the paparazzi and partying until the wee hours of the morning.
When Heidi arrives at Amanda's home, she is excited to see young children living in the household as she wants to start a family of her own with Spencer. But she also soon realizes she is stepping way outside her comfort zone, trading in her high heels and carefree lifestyle for the rugged outdoors and the responsibilities of running a household and taking care of two kids.
When it's time for rules change, Amanda wants to motivate Spencer to grow up in more ways than one. Knowing Heidi is ready to have children, Amanda gives Spencer a first-hand experience at being a father as well as a push to follow his career dreams. Back outside Seattle, Heidi feels Sacha doesn't spend enough time focusing on his own personal interests. Once a professional photographer, Heidi wants Sacha to enjoy that passion again and arranges for a special family photo shoot. Heidi also gets Sacha and the kids out of the house and into town for a family dinner at a local restaurant to show him that they can try more things and change up their routine.
"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 swap families - learn what it is 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 Los Angeles. Bruce Toms and Tony Yates serve as executive producers. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1-channel sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.