Vivian is Grayson Ellis' ex-wife. She is portrayed by Jennifer Cortese. They shared a house in a local cul-de-sac near Jules Cobb , Ellie and Andy Torres .  A few weeks prior to the first season, Vivian moved out, and while it was at first portrayed as being due to Grayson's frivolity, it was later revealed that Vivian had in fact left him due to growing differences between them, especially him wanting children which she allegedly didn't.