There are some fictional TV characters who earn very real places in viewers’ hearts, and Aunt Vi is one of them. As the maternal figure of the Bordelon family, Aunt Vi is dynamic, complex, and relatable and Tina Lifford has been the perfect person to bring her to life. Tina’s ability to authentically display a wide range of emotions has allowed her to connect with the character — and the audience — in a unique way. On top of that Aunt Vi’s love story with Hollywood has been romantic enough to melt even the coldest of hearts. Now in its 5th season, fans are excited to see what this year has in store for Aunt Vi and the rest of the family. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Tina Lifford.