Stella Wingfield
Stella Wingfield
General Information
Lynette Scavo (daughter)
Lucy Lindquist (daughter)
Lydia Lindquist (daughter)
Glen Wingfield (ex-husband)
Series Information
S3, S4, S5
First appearance:
Last appearance:
Where the hell do you get off having cancer and not telling me about it?!
Stella Wingfield

Stella Wingfield is the inappropiate, drug-taking mother of Lynette and her sisters.

Currently, Stella lives in a retirement home because none of her children wanted to look after her and confronts Lynette about the matter, the two reconcile and Lynette promises to visit her and bring her kids. It should be noted that she is the most recurring mothers of the housewives, appearing in three of the series seasons.

Storylines (Seasons 3-5)Edit

Season ThreeEdit

Stella Wingfield first appeared in the Season three finale episode Getting Married Today, and she arrives on her daughter's Lynette Scavo's doorstep after Tom Scavo asked Stella to lend Lynette and Tom some money to help pay for Lynette's treatment. At first Lynette is less than happy to see her mother in her home and she tells Tom she will not allow Stella to help raise her children due to the fact that Stella used to hit Lynette and her sisters when they were kids. When Lynette and Tom are at Gabrielle Solis's wedding Stella looks after her grandchildren and Kayla Huntington asks her if she can watch a grownup movie and Stella tells her if she will allow Kayla too if she could tell her anything about a man named Rick. Stella learns that Lynette fell for Rick and later confronted her about it and Lynette tells her mother she is nothing like her and Stella tells Lynette that she can fight the cancer or fight her but she will not have the strength to do both. Stella also had cancer herself when she was a younger woman and Lynette helped raise her younger sisters.

Season FourEdit

Stella appears at Parker Scavo's school play of Robin Hood, and she can tell that Lynette is feeling ill, so she tells her that they should leave when the lights go out. However, Lynette said she promised Parker she would be there so she stays, but near to the end of the show Lynette is vomits into a purse, and she apologizes to Stella and promises her she will get her a new purse. However Stella tells Lynette the purse was not hers, and the purse turned out to belong to the woman who was pestering Lynette about her responsibilities for the gala/ball. Soon after Stella gets drugs from Andrew so that it would help numb Lynette's pain of her chemo, Lynette has no idea that Stella placed the drugs in some brownies they made for her and Lynette begins to feel much better after eating them. Lynette is furious when she finds out and tells Stella never to pull a stunt like it again.

In the episode "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared" Stella, Tom and Lynette learn from the doctor that Lynette's cancer has completely been cleared. In the episode "You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover" Stella brings a man home and sleeps with him and when he goes home Lynette confronts her and tells her that she has to go soon and get back on with her own life but Stella tells Lynette that Lynette's sister Lucy kicked her out. Lynette tries to get one of her sisters Lucy and Lydia to take their mother in and they tell Lynette they don't love Stella and that they don't care about her. Lynette tells her sisters not to a visit for a few years because she might of stopped hating them by then and she tells them that she will take care of Stella. However, Lynette watches as Stella drives away in a taxi.

Lynette manages to get Stella to move in with her ex-husband Glen.

Season FiveEdit

Sometime during the five year jump, Lynette put Stella in a retirement home. Lynette visited her very rarely, always looking at her watch impatiently while wanting to leave.

When Porter Scavo was charged for burning down Warren Schilling's club, he ran away to live with Stella in her retirement home. He lived there for several days until Lynette learned of this and tried to bring him home. Stella lied to Lynette and told her that he wasn't there so Lynette staged a car crash hoping that Stella would bring Porter to the hospital to see if she was all right. When she did this Lynette took Porter back and told Stella that she would never see her again.

Lynette and Stella later come to an agreement that if Stella stopped being so bitter then Lynette would visit her more frequently and bring her children with her, too.

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The Housewives

Susan Mayer · Lynette Scavo · Bree Van de Kamp · Gabrielle Solis · Katherine Mayfair · Edie Britt · Renée Perry · Mary Alice Young

Current Main Supporting Characters

Carlos Solis · Tom Scavo · Orson Hodge · Angie Bolen · Ana Solis · Mike Delfino · Julie Mayer · Karen McCluskey · Nick Bolen · Danny Bolen · Porter Scavo · Parker Scavo · Penny Scavo · Juanita Solis · M.J. Delfino · Celia Solis · Lee McDermott · Bob Hunter · Karl Mayer · Andrew Van de Kamp · Preston Scavo

Former Supporting Main Characters

Rex Van de Kamp · John Rowland · Dave Williams · George Williams · Jackson Braddock · Matthew Applewhite · Caleb Applewhite · Betty Applewhite · Paul Young · Zach Young · Austin McCann · Kayla Scavo · Dylan Mayfair · Danielle Katz

Supporting Characters

Adam Mayfair · Victor Lang · Ida Greenberg · Stella Wingfield · Ian Hainsworth · Nora Huntington · Alma Hodge · Alex Cominis · Phyllis Van de Kamp · Gloria Hodge · Xiao-Mei · Martha Huber · Felicia Tilman · Bradley Scott · Maria Scott · Ed Ferrara · Roy Bender · Justin · Millicent Tilman