Eden Sassoon is opening up about what it has been like to be part of this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She tells The Daily Dish that the women were absolutely accepting of her. “They were like, ‘You’re absolutely fabulous and we love you!'” she shared.
Eden was raised in Los Angeles and says she had crossed paths with a couple of her co-stars before joining the cast. “Lisa Rinna was a two degrees of separation at all times; Lisa Vanderpump knew my father, and I obviously knew of her; Kyle and Kim [Richards], we grew up in the same — you know, L.A.’s a small place to grow up. And then, the social scene in L.A., you can’t really get away from too many people,” she said.
But she explained that she didn’t keep up with watching the show over the years. “And I’m single,” she added dryly, “so there wasn’t a lot of time for me to watch TV all the time. And when I did watch TV, if I put on something that was feeding into the energy that I’m trying to heal, it was not a good idea. Of course, I don’t live under a rock and know what Housewives is and what it kind of brought. But it was something that I didn’t necessarily want to be a part of or watch, which is really interesting today, because I find myself sitting back thinking, you know, sometimes when you resist something, it’s exactly what you need.”
While the idea to join the show had come up a couple of times, Eden says this time it just felt right. “Being the woman I am today, being able to bring me to a situation that might need my energy, I find myself saying, ‘All these times you thought how do these women do this, that, and da-da-da, and look at you now — you’re right there in it!'”
And she definitely found an ally right away. “Erika [Girardi] was the one who, a couple times here and there, she would give me the rundown, but a quick one in Erika’s way and just kind of gave me that look, and [I thought], ‘I get it, I’m on it!’ No one said, ‘You’d better put your life jacket on, you’re going to sink or swim there, get your s*** together here because it’s coming fast!'”
“At this point in the season I feel great, and then I start to feel more and more and more,” she confessed. “You can’t really point the finger at anyone — I guess I can point the finger at myself. My being emotionally open and available and wanting to be a peacemaker could possibly not be the easiest thing to do in this little world. It is what it is and it definitely makes people… I’m excited to watch, how about that?”
What are your thoughts about Eden so far? Do you think she’s a good fit for RHOBH?
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