Eileen Davidson Reveals Past Abusive Relationships: “It Can Happen to Anyone”
Last night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wasn’t all catfights and caviar.
Eileen Davidson tugged at our heartstrings when she revealed a history of abusive relationships before finding love with current husband Vince Van Patten.
The soap star opened up about her “extremely physically abusive relationships” during the cast’s Hamptons getaway, dropping a bomb on the ladies while they were all sharing secrets.
Eileen, 56, said one ex-boyfriend was so jealous during their relationship that he hit her and ended up breaking her nose, leading to getting the cops involved.
“I consider myself a strong woman,” the Young and the Restless star wrote in her Bravo blog. “I’ve played strong female characters throughout my acting career. I think most people who know me would describe me that way.”
“Being ‘strong’ doesn’t mean you can’t find yourself in an abusive relationship,” she continued. “It can happen to anyone.”
Eileen wrote about her having to get over the “delusion” of thinking “you deserve to be mistreated” and notes that “many people aren’t so lucky.”
“If I can say anything to the many women and men out there who think there’s no way out, it would be: you are not alone,” she wrote. “You can be strong. You can get help. You can leave.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.