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Eileen Davidson: Major Life Events Put Petty Things Into Perspective

Eileen dishes on Erika's party and thinks the ladies are ready to put the past behind them...for now.

By Eileen Davidson
Eileen Gives Erika the Greatest Gift of All

It’s hard to believe it’s my third season as a Housewife! But I am entering the fray once again. I have to say, I’m so ready to put the drama of last season behind me. I’m not entirely sure how realistic “no drama” is, but I can dream!

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A lot has been happening in my life since last season. Most profoundly was the loss of my mother. She wasn’t just my mom, but also my best friend. She passed away shortly before our reunion last spring, and yes, I did make a decision to keep it from the other women. I didn’t want my loss to color their ability to be honest with me. Unbelievably, my brother also passed away just weeks before my mother did. It’s been a difficult time, to say the least. It goes without saying that navigating through grief has been something I’ve been dealing with a lot.

Because of this, I empathize with Lisa R. even more. I know how close she was with her father, who has recently passed away as well. My heart goes out to her and her family. I think her motto of focusing on joy is wonderful. We’re also in the same place about the drama of last season: We’re ready to move on. We’ve both had major life events that have put the petty things into perspective.

Switching gears to Erika’s Studio 54 Birthday party. I love how Lisa R. and I both had outfits ready to go in our closets…it says a lot about us both, right? My only regret is I should have brought my roller skates with me. Next time. Fantastic party. Fantastic night. Fantastic getting to meet Erika’s mom Renee!

On a side note, I cannot believe Kyle was hanging out at the actual Studio 54 with Andy Warhol at 10 years old. Someone get this woman a television show! Oh wait…they did!

The new girl, Dorit, seems like a hoot. Her life looks like a lot of chaotic fun. Who wouldn’t want Boy George as their roomie?

 I’m so happy Erika liked my birthday present. What do you get the girl who has everything? A part on a television show, obvi!

Everything seems so copacetic in the first episode, right? I’m taking bets on how long that lasts. But for now, I will enjoy it while I can!

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