Eileen Davidson Reveals Past Abusive Relationships: “It Can Happen to Anyone”
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Eileen Davidson Reveals Past Abusive Relationships: “It Can Happen to Anyone”

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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.