Eileen Davidson From ‘RHOBH’ Shares the Video Explaining Why She Left the Show
Davidson left RHOBH on bad terms with Vanderpump. The cast members tried to work through their differences on a number of occasions, but never seemed to ultimately find common ground. They also took their on-camera dispute to Twitter, exchanging snarky comments about each other.
But when Davidson recently apppeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, she said that Vanderpump not appearing for the reunion after she quit was a “p**sy” move.
Vanderpump claims Davidson was fired
Vanderpump wasn’t going to let that remark go silently into the night. The day after Davidson’s appearance, Vanderpump reignited the rivalry on Twitter. “Mmm
@eileen_davidson At least I resigned, you weren’t honest about the fact that you were fired… Now that’s a p***y move as you call it,” Vanderpump tweeted.
Unless a Housewife makes a declaration she is leaving the show, mystery typically surrounds why some women leave the show or are demoted. So Davidson decided to respond to Vanderpump’s remark by posting a video about her departure.
The video was shot last year when she was saying farewell to her character Ashley Abbott on The Young and The Restless. Even though the discussion began as a tribute to her character, she also discussed her departure from RHOBH. “So
@lisavanderpump and all her lovely friends! I gave this interview a year ago,” Davidson wrote. “Check it out around the 13:00 minute mark. Also when I left @RHOBH_ bravo asked me not to discuss deets. Have a lovely day!!!”
Was she fired?
Davidson dives into the specific circumstances surrounding her departure. When the interviewer confirmed that Davidson had stepped away from RHOBH, Davidson said producers had actually asked her to take on a smaller role on the show. “They actually asked me to take a step down,” she clarifies. “And I didn’t want to be involved with it. They still wanted me on but in a more limited capacity.”
Like Tamra Judge from The Real Housewives of Orange County, Davidson thought it was better to just walk away. “It was not something I’d like to do in that caliber,” she continued. “And I never planned on doing it for that long. They have asked me to come back still and come in and out. But it’s just not something I want to do.”
She then made observations about how the show does a deep dive into human behavior too. She says the experience was interesting. “I have absolutely no regrets because it was so interesting. I’ve learned so much about myself and about human nature. And … fascinating. It’s taken me quite a bit of time to recover from that experience. Because when you are in it, you are in this weird bubble. And things that you don’t think people are capable of doing, they do. It’s interesting to see what fame and money does to people. And what it did to me.”