Eileen Davidson’s marriage to Vincent Van Patten was targeted by Brandi Glanville during the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and during Season 6, the issue resurfaces.
In a sneak peek at the Bravo reality series’ January 12 episode, Eileen Davidson is seen sitting with her co-stars when Lisa Vanderpump begins to ask questions about her marriage.
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“I met him on my show,” Eileen Davidson told Vanderpump of Van Patten. But that isn’t all Vanderpump wants to know, and as the scene continues, she asks Eileen Davidson whether or not she and Van Patten were forced to kiss during his time on The Young And The Restless.
After revealing they did kiss on set, Eileen Davidson explained, “I knew he was married and I was married and I was totally respectful of that… but whatever. So, he and I, we had a friendship for a long time.”
Vanderpump then turns her attention back to their kissing scenes, wanting to know if Eileen Davidson felt a spark while locking lips with Van Patten, despite the fact that they were both married at the time. Although Eileen Davidson hesitates to move forward with the personal topic, she eventually explains the situation further.
“We just kind of fell in love. I told my husband at the time, ‘We have a situation here. I am having feelings for somebody,’ ” Eileen Davidson admitted.
Next, Vanderpump dug even deeper, asking Eileen Davidson if she and Van Patten struck up a relationship prior to her divorce.
“No, I separated from my husband. I was like, ‘This isn’t good. We’ve got to separate,’ ” Eileen Davidson explained.
Continuing to the cameras, Eileen Davidson expressed her frustration in her co-star’s prying behavior.
“I’m trying to be nice and I’m having a conversation with Lisa, but now I’m regretting even going there with her,” Eileen Davidson explained during a confessional.
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Last year, in her Bravo TV blog, Glanville spoke of Eileen Davidson’s relationship with Van Patten, slamming her for being a home wrecker, and then blaming her for the story being brought up on the show.
“Eileen, you were married. He was married; they had children. You were caught by a photographer. It was in the tabloids. Your husband sued you for divorce. His wife sued him for divorce,” Glanville wrote of Eileen Davidson in August.
“Star re-published the story in August 2014 as ‘Eileen Davidson: RHOBH’s New Homewrecker!’ All this happened and was published long before I ever met you. Now you brought it up at the reunion and made it a topic again. How is this in any way related to me? Own it, move on.”
Prior to her relationship with Van Patten, whom she’s been married to for 12 years, Eileen Davidson was married to Port Charles soap actor Jon Lindstrom, and Van Patten was married to Betsey Russell, the mother of his two children. According to a 2014 report by Radar Online, Lindstrom filed for divorce from Eileen Davidson in November, 2000, while Russell waited to divorce Van Patten until the following year. However, in December, 2000, prior to Russell’s divorce filing, Van Patten and Eileen Davidson were spotted at LAX airport in Los Angeles together before traveling to Las Vegas for what appeared to be a getaway.
For more on Eileen Davidson’s marriage to Vincent Van Patten, as well as Lisa Vanderpump’s thoughts and questions, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6, airing tonight and every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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