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The Heartbreaking Details About Eileen Davidson’s Personal Life
A Tough Childhood
During an appearance on “State of Mind with Maurice Benard,” Eileen Davidson described feeling shame, which stemmed from her childhood and Catholic upbringing.
“My father was manic-depressive [...] his behavior was pretty bizarre,” she stated, adding that her dad would disappear into his room and not speak to her for half a year at a time.
Deaths In The Family
Davidson lost her eldest brother, John ‘Jack’ Davidson, and her mother within a span of a month in 2016. Before that, she had lost her sister to cancer in 2014.
Tragically, Davidson also lost her niece two months later from an apparent overdose, as reported by the National Enquirer. “It was an emotional one-two punch,” a source stated.
Abusive Relationships
During Season 6 of “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills,” Davidson revealed that she had been in two abusive relationships when she was younger.
When pressed for details, Davidson explained that one of her exes hit her so hard, he broke her nose and the police had to be called several times.
The Alleged Affair
In Season 5 of “RHOBH,” Davidson admitted that she and her now-husband, Vincent Van Patten, were both married to their respective spouses when they first met.
In the following season, Davidson revealed that she and Van Patten “kind of fell in love” and she ended up confessing to her husband that she had feelings for someone else.
Professional Struggles
During a podcast episode of “Behind the Velvet Rope,” Davidson shared that she had PTSD from starring in her three seasons of “RHOBH.”
“I wasn’t present in my own life anymore," she confessed and described having insomnia and getting sick often while filming. “It was crazy,” Davidson added.