We all have a past and apparently so does RHOBH star Lisa Vanderpump (LVP). Her longtime husband Ken Todd may be as devoted as can be, but there was a time when LVP was with a man who was not as supportive. LVP emotionally reveals to Andy Cohen on tonight’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion episode that she was once in an abusive relationship.
When cast member Eileen Davidson talks about how LVP criticized her for sharing a past of domestic abuse, LVP says that she too her suffered the same kind of relationship. So, who is this guy that supposedly abused our beloved LVP? Cohen asked her when the relationship occurred and LVP replied, “Oh, my god — I was 19, and I was threatened and physically hurt.” LVP also said that she and her former abuser were together for quite a while. But, LVP did say that the man she was dating hurt her just once. It sounds like once was quite enough, though in her blog, LVP says the abuse happened more than one time. LVP’s Bravo blog reads:
I have encountered abuse myself at the hands of an ex-boyfriend many years ago. It would seem redundant for me, personally, to relive that traumatic time. For what benefit? Maybe I am that person that can compartmentalize, lock it in a box, and throw away the key … I am not judging others who are still haunted by their experiences. I was fortunate to realize once was a mistake, twice was a lesson, a lesson that taught me well as a young girl that I didn’t deserve that and had the strength to walk away. Many don’t have the resources or opportunity to leave, and I am thankful to be in a loving, secure relationship with a man who is my protector, rather than aggressor.
Watch a clip of the Lisa Vanderpump’s emotional reveal below.