On tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Eileen Davidson and husband Vincent Van Patten’s relationship is put on blast a bit. Though Lisa Vanderpump probably didn’t mean to put Davidson’s marriage under a microscope, Davidson was caught off-guard. When she and her husband first met, they met on her soap opera. Both of them were married, so there was a little bit of an overlap. Davidson states on RHOBH:
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.
When Vanderpump asks Davidson more about the situation and if she had a romantic relationship with Van Patten prior to divorcing her husband, Davidson replied:
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’ … No, I separated from my husband. I was like, ‘This isn’t good. We’ve got to separate.’
After the conversation, Davidson confesses that she regretted explaining all of that to Vanderpump. After all, other cast members in the past have criticized her for her past with her husband. Former cast member Brandi Glanville wrote in her Bravo blog last year:
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.
Davidson was married to soap actor Jon Lindstrom, while Van Patten was married to Betsey Russell at the time. According to Radar Online, Lindstrom filed for divorce from Davidson in November 2000, while Russell waited to divorce Van Patten until the next year.
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