Eileen Davidson has one thing in widespread with a “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” newcomer. During an interview on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” the cleaning soap star reacted to the addition of Kathy Hilton to the Bravo actuality show, then dished on her personal private connection to the rich socialite.
“I like Kathy,” Eileen informed Cohen, per Bravo.com earlier than revealing that her husband, Vincent Van Patten, as soon as dated the “RHOBH” star.
“I simply wish to additionally say to embarrass my husband, I feel he and Kathy went out one time again within the day,” Eileen mentioned. “I do know all kinds of issues.”
The Richards Sisters Grew Up in a Hollywood Family Just Like the Van Pattens
It’s not an enormous shock that Hilton crossed paths with Van Patten again within the Nineteen Seventies once they had been each teenagers. Both of them grew up in well-known appearing households — Hilton and her sisters Kim and Kyle Richards had been all little one stars, showing on all the things from “Happy Days” to “Little House on the Prairie” to massive display Disney films, they usually went to high school with celeb children.
Van Patten is the son of late actor Dick Van Patten (“Eight is Enough”). His aunt is Joyce Van Patten (“The Danny Kaye Show”) and his cousin is Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”). Vincent additionally labored as a baby star. Back within the day, he appeared in “The Magical World of Disney,” “Three For the Road,” “Apple’s Way” throughout the identical timeframe because the Richards’ sisters’ heyday as little one actresses, per IMDb.
But any date he had with Hilton would have needed to have been within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, as a result of by 1979 the longer term Bravo star was a married girl. Kathy was simply 19 years old when she married her highschool sweetheart, Rick Hilton, a couple of years after assembly him at a celebration whereas she attended Montclair College Preparatory School, based on Showbiz CheatSheet.
Hilton finally left the appearing world to be with Hilton — she as soon as informed Bustle she “did not actually prefer it that a lot”– however Van Patten continued to sporadically act whereas juggling a profession as a professional tennis participant. The similar yr Hilton bought married, Van Patten was named the 1979 ATP Rookie Of The Year and later beat then-World No. 1 participant John McEnroe, per Sports Illustrated.
He met his future spouse Davidson on the set of “The Young & the Restless” in 2000, per Screenrant. Both had been married to different individuals, however after divorcing their spouses they married in 2003.
Hilton & Van Patten’s Date is Not the First ‘RHOBH’ Relationship Crossover
While Andy Cohen thought Davidson’s tea about her husband’s previous date with Hilton was “fascinating,” there’s a a lot larger relationship crossover among the many “Real Housewives” stars — and it includes the parallels between Lisa Rinna and former “RHOBH” star Denise Richards, who each dated actor Patrick Muldoon.
According to Bustle, Richards’ relationship along with her “Starship Troopers” co-star occurred within the late Nineties earlier than she met and married Charlie Sheen.
“I’ve recognized Patrick Muldoon since I used to be nineteen years old,” Richards mentioned on a “RHOBH” episode. “Patrick and I dated. We had been on and off for fairly a couple of years.”
She later added that her present husband Aaron Phypers “respects” her shut friendship with Muldoon, whereas Sheen, whom she was married to from 2002 to 2006, didn’t.
“While we had been married, I wasn’t actually ‘allowed’ to speak to Patrick,” Richards mentioned.
Sometime earlier than the mid-Nineties, Rinna additionally frolicked with Muldoon. According to People, the “Days of Our Lives” alum revealed that she as soon as had an “affair” with Muldoon, who performed her brother on the NBC cleaning soap beginning within the early Nineties. Rinna clarified that her romance with Muldoon wasn’t a full-blown affair however as an alternative a few one-night stands.”
In one other relationship twist, Rinna and Richards’ husbands — Harry Hamlin and Aaron Phypers — had been additionally each as soon as married to actress Nicollette Sheridan.
According to Cheatsheet, Hamlin was married to Sheridan in 1991, however the two cut up after simply 11 months of marriage. He married Rinna in 1997.
Sheridan went on to marry Phypers in December 2015, however the two separated the next June. Phypers married Richards in 2018 after his drawn-out divorce from Sheridan was finalized.