The extremely touchy and personal topic of deceased parents came up repeatedly on this week’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, and it was not at ALL appreciated by Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna, both of whom sadly lost a parent this past year. In her blog, Eileen takes issue with PK and Dorit Kemsley judging her about when, where, and how she revealed the news of her late mother’s passing.
Eileen clarifies, “I lost my mother in March. This was months after all the issues with Lisa [Vanderpump] happened. The next day, I worked Y&R. I chose not to tell anyone there because that was the only way I could do my job. It was pure survival. I had to make the same decision for the reunion. We all had a lot of issues that needed to be talked through. I knew it would rob everyone of their ability to be honest with me if they were all walking on eggshells.”
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Eileen continues, “More over, I couldn’t even talk about my mother without breaking down. The best – and really the only – decision was that if I was going to be at the reunion, I was not going to discuss what had happened until I was ready. I would have happily explained this to Dorit, PK, or anyone who asked.”
But when Eileen confronted Dorit about the conversation she and PK had at dinner with Lisa R about how the loss of parents may have influenced behavior toward Lisa V last year, Dorit
conveniently claimed sudden amnesia, which sent Eileen into a bit of a tailspin.
“When Lisa R. informed me that this had been brought up at dinner, I wanted to get to the bottom of it with Dorit. But Dorit said she didn’t remember. But now I know it was talked about. And there were some very strong opinions regarding myself and Lisa R. going around. Who is anyone to judge how I chose to handle the loss of my mother? Especially two people who I hardly know and do not have the all facts?”
So, will Eileen demand an apology from Dorit for the next 15 episodes? Good times ahead! <sarcasm> In truth, Dorit and PK were totally out of line in commenting on whether Eileen should have divulged information about her mother’s passing before or after the reunion, though. Simply put: It’s none of their damn business. (Don’t they have Erika Girardi’s panties, or the lack thereof, to discuss at great length?!)
Moving on, Eileen gushes about Camille Grammer’s new lease on life, which includes renewed health, a Kelsey-free home, and minimal drama with the RHOBH ladies. “Congrats to Camille on her new pad, and her new independence. She’s had a tough road but always dealt with it with kindness and class. She deserves this beautiful new beginning, and I’m happy to celebrate with her.”
However, lunch turned from sweet to sour within minutes of the first course being served. Eileen closes her blog by reflecting that “I was really looking forward to going there. It was meant to be a fun, nice day with Camille, Erika, Dorit, and me, but things got very tense, very quickly. This is not what Camille, or any of us, needs right now!”
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