Lisa Vanderpump Opens Up About Her Own Brush With Domestic Abuse “I Have Always Been Transparent”

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Well, it looks like our English rose, Lisa Vanderpump was playing defense again.

In this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Eileen Davidson was still whining over the fact that Lisa hadn’t properly prostrated herself for asking so many nosy questions about Eileen’s marriage to Vince Van Patten. But then Eileen started talking in depth about suffering from abuse in a past relationship.

“…Eileen divulges a history of abuse, which surprised me as I was understanding that she was reserved in sharing her personal stories due to my experience with her. I am sorry she endured that…

In her blog, Lisa wrote about own brush with domestic abuse.

“I have encountered abuse myself at the hands of an ex-boyfriend many years ago. It would seem redundant for me, personally, to relive that traumatic time. For what benefit? ….I am not judging others who are still haunted by their experiences. I was fortunate to realize once was a mistake, twice was a lesson, a lesson that taught me well as a young girl that I didn’t deserve that and had the strength to walk away.”

When dinner talk turned to Kyle Richards’ sister, Kim, and her struggles with alcoholism, once again, Kyle wondered why all the ladies wanted to talk about her family. (Here’s a hint, Kyle, it’s because you and your sister signed up to be on TV show about your lives.) She turned the tables on LVP, asking what kept Lisa awake at night.

“…when asked why I don’t share my problems, I proffered the experience of losing our best friend years ago… I spoke in the first season of my anguish…when I sent my son off to school. I have always been transparent about my feelings, cried as I have been at a loss for words, and you have witnessed it. We are normally in our businesses till late, and as my head hits the pillow, I breathe a sigh of relief as hundreds of people have passed through our doors without incident.”

The other ladies also questioned why Ken was even there, as though he had crashed a girls’ weekend.

“The trip was initiated by the invitation presented to us by Bella Magazine, to Ken and I, a celebration of the cover, and things escalated from there, as I asked the other ladies to join us. That is why Ken was at the dinner.”

He’s her rock and Lisa makes no apologies.

“…I am thankful to be in a loving, secure relationship with a man who is my protector, rather than aggressor. A kind man who will step by my side, as we saw in Puerto Rico, when things become unbalanced, when strength is gathered in numbers, and backup is welcomed.”

Lisa took a liking to our newest Housewife, Kathryn Edwards.

“We welcome the lovely Kathryn Edwards, who certainly endured an inappropriate inquisition and scrutiny that you might notice that I was reticent to engage in.”

Lisa didn’t have time to gossip anyway, she was too busy with her luncheon for the Hero Dog Awards. (OMG, those dogs, people. They’re amazing. Seriously.)

“I am a judge that reviews the extraordinary accomplishments of these wonderful creatures: dogs that detect cancer, seeing eye dogs, dogs that predict seizures, dogs that are the segue to life as people deal with PTSD, rescue dogs commended for heroic acts, and the list goes on.”

So do you think that ladies are unfairly chastising Lisa? Or does she deserve the shade getting thrown her way?


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