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Eileen Davidson: I Was Certainly Not Mad at Lisa Rinna
Eileen also reveals she was happy to see Erika hold her own against Vanderpump.
Listen, this is all so confusing for me. It might be easier to talk about if I try to dissect each relationship dynamic, as it stands now, one section at a time.
Kyle, Lisa V. and Yolanda:
The last time the three of them sat down together was at Frida, and it didn’t end great. Lisa V. left abruptly, then Yolanda sent the email out, which Kyle still hadn’t replied to. I think Kyle had good instincts letting Yolanda know she wasn’t ignoring her but that she would talk about it at another time. I get that Lisa V. wanted to make her point, but Yolanda was obviously not ready to talk about it. Yolanda became emotional. I’m not sure why, but there might have been something else going on for her. Whether it had to do with Lisa V. specifically or not, I’m not sure. At any rate, showing up for Yolanda may be the first step in repairing their relationships. Now that Yolanda is in better health, maybe they can all meet up for coffee…or tea…or tap water? I think it’s more the talking than the beverages, right? But, just in case, maybe tequila shots would help?
Lisa V. and Me:
The last time I’d seen Lisa V. was at her house for dinner. When we greeted each other at Wally’s and she asked, “Are we good?” I had flashbacks to last time. But for everyone’s sake, most of all mine, the answer was, “Yes, we’re good, Lisa V.!” I wasn’t upset or expecting anything from her. The awkwardness on my part came from trying to navigate how to have a decent relationship after all the weirdness. I don’t really have friendships not built on clear communication. (Who would have thought, right? Kidding…)
Lisa R. and Me:
I was certainly not mad at Lisa R. for her opinion about Lisa V. Her “confusion” about why Erika would say Lisa V. “could easily persuade people” did seem a little like a case of “the lady doth protest too much.” That’s all I was saying. Lisa R. is a no BS kind of gal, which is why I love her so much. She’s also the person I confided in when we were in the Hamptons. She knows Lisa V. at least as well as I do. I’ll leave it at that.
Erika and Kathryn:
Erika was in the dark at the start of this dinner. Then, not only did she find out that Kathryn betrayed her confidence, but Lisa V. confronted her about it. For being blindsided, I think Erika handled it really well. Like Yolanda said, you can tell she’s “the wife of a lawyer.”
Strangely, in watching Erika and Lisa V.’s interaction, it reminded me of when I tried to be open with Lisa V. She was very dismissive and kept trying to make it seem like Erika was wildly off base. The whole time Lisa V. pretended to be totally in the dark and played naïve. Lisa V. is a lot of things, but naïve is not one of them.
I’ve gotta give props to Erika for not letting Kathryn off the hook. I assumed, and I know Erika did too, when Kathryn wanted to be a “genuine girlfriend,” that absolutely did not mean she would immediately go tell Lisa V. what had been said. If it was all on the up-and-up, why didn’t Kathryn admit to it before Erika confronted her? I don’t know how the “rule” is that anything anyone says is fair game. And if that’s the case, then maybe Kathryn could have let Erika know that up front. I’m very happy that I know that about Kathryn now, though.
Andrea Bocelli and Me:
Just kidding. I just want to brag I got to witness a private performance by Andrea Bocelli! Which was beyond! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Yolanda and David Foster! And Andrea Bocelli, of course!
Kyle and Kim:
When Andrea Bocelli sang “Ave Maria,” Kyle felt like it was a sign from her mother. It was really beautiful to see her emotional attachment with the music, and how it prompted her to call Kim. The last time we saw Kim was at the reunion show. The difference in her was tremendous. She looked great. She had a very calm presence. The two of them, although it was difficult, and there were tears, are doing the deeper emotional work needed to make the right progress in their relationship. I’m rooting for you, Kyle and Kim! It’s not easy trying to move forward from a rocky past into a better future.
I’m rooting for all of us after watching next week’s teaser...and I’m doing some praying, too.