Lisa Vanderpump is no stranger to controversy, but she does usually try to keep herself out of the fray when it comes to drama. This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa grilled Eileen Davidson about the start of her marriage to Vince Van Patten, and it didn’t go over too well with Eileen. Lisa now sees how upset Eileen was and tries to explain herself.
Lisa says she was just relaxing and enjoying conversation with Eileen and “I am guilty of asking questions to have a better understanding of the person that would be a friend or colleague.”
She feels using the word affair was taken the wrong way. She meant “love affair.” Lisa explains, “Perhaps the terminology “affair” was misconstrued. It was not an exposé–this had been discussed twice previously. I expected Eileen to reminisce, to just elaborate on how she and Vinny ended up in a long marriage with a child together that ultimately was a “love affair.” So we have lunch the next day, then dinner at Bethenny’s, and there was no hint from Eileen that anything was bothering her, so the following day when she said she needed to talk to me (which is never a positive thing on Housewives, I can guarantee you), I was mystified.”
Lisa is floored that Eileen was so offended and she was shocked that Eileen wanted a sit down about it, “I was taken aback. I watched this moment, and I saw how I said verbatim, “Oh darling I wouldn’t want you to tell me anything you don’t want to…I APOLOGIZE for asking too many questions.” And she even inferred that maybe she was overly sensitive, and I quizzically reminded her that she could’ve said she didn’t want to discuss it and feel free to ask me anything in return.”
She continues, “Isn’t that the nature of the beast? Isn’t the premise of showing our reality that we discuss our histories, our personal thoughts, our individual dynamics? Subjects have arisen over the last six years that have been sensitive.” She then notes her openness about sharing personal things regarding Max’s adoption, etc.
On Yolanda’s explant surgery and David’s tacky ass comment about Yolanda’s breasts. “Seeing Yolanda lying in bed as David called and thanked me for the flowers was poignant. David tried to bring some levity to the situation by joking. At the time, as he was by her side, I understood it. Now, not so much.”
On their divorce, “I have not one iota of knowledge in what was the catalyst of the demise of their marriage. Maybe time will tell, but it saddens me to see what eventually transpired. I felt they belonged together–through thick and thin.”
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