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You probably heard of Vince Van Patten long before you saw him at home and out and about with wife Eileen Davidson on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Not only is Vince a member of the legendary Van Patten family, of which the late Dick Van Patten was the patriarch, but he's also a successful actor, pro tennis player, and World Poker Tour commentator in his own right.
Even though Vince has lived his life in the spotlight, his true self is really a bit of a mystery to RHOBH fans, according to Eileen. "People really don't know him at all. He's really a fantastic human being," Eileen said of what she wished RHOBH fans knew about her husband during a recent interview with The Daily Dish. "Not only is he just hilarious but he's a weirdo when it comes to numbers. He's got a weird numbers brain. He's been a gambler and playing poker all his life, and he's, like, a mathematical genius."
Eileen said that Vince's athleticism doesn't just stop at tennis, either. "Super, super athletically inclined. He's like a freak of nature. He can play basketball better than a lot of 20-year-olds. He has more stamina than people half his age. He could pick up any sport and master it," she gushed. "So he's multitalented."
But above all, Vince is an exceptional family man. "He's a fantastic father. Very hands-on. Extremely hands-on dad," Eileen said. "He's an all-around great person. I'm really lucky."
Eileen and Vince's family includes their 13-year-old son Jesse, as well as Eileen's stepsons, 23-year-old Duke and 21-year-old Vinny. Since Vince and Eileen have both been in show biz for decades, you have to wonder if the boys will also join the family business one day. "One of my stepsons [Duke] is studying acting in New York right now [he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England]. The other one [Vinny] is possibly, he's graduating from college this spring, so he'll probably be going into some aspect of production, but he's not sure," Eileen said. "And I would say Jesse is a ham and he is a natural, but he's the kind of person, if you ever try to give him direction, he'd flip you off and run the other way, so I don't see it in the cards for him [laughs]. He just will never take direction. He'll just be that kid. No, not gonna happen."
But just like his dad, Jesse has plenty of other talents. "He's taking coding, and he's really good at it. He's got his dad's mathematical thing, too. It's a weird gift. He's really good at drums. He's got perfect pitch. Isn't that weird? He's got perfect pitch. And I don't know what the hell that's gonna do for him," Eileen joked. "You never know what Jesse's gonna turn [out to be]. He's got a lot of opportunities."
Well, we see nothing but a bright future for the whole Davidson-Van Patten clan.
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