‘RHOBH’ Eden Sassoon Assures It’s Acceptable To Pop Pills & Still Call Yourself Sober?

Posted on Jan 26 2017 - 3:05am by BeachSpin

Eden Sassoon is weighing in on her controversial stint on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and how her past plays into her choices. 

Although Eden veers in and out of Twitter-speak, she does give us a peek into a thought process that has triggered fan annoyance, and uneasiness within the cast. 

Eden begins by assuring her readers that it’s perfectly acceptable to pop pills, and still call yourself sober.

“First of all, yes, you can be a sober woman and take medication prescribed by a psychiatrist, especially when it’s medication you need. My sister’s death was so incredibly tough. Fast forward 10 years, and now my dad, my rock, passes away. At that point, yes, I needed medication. I was depressed and anxious, not able to get out of bed and walk to the shower without sobbing. But not once did taking a pill make me want to drink. Drinking was always my problem, not pills.”

Eden claims that her pushy way of relating to people came from being raised by a man who “questioned the purpose” of everything.

“My dad, and his death, is a major reason why I am the way I am. Always questioning everything and everyone. It’s not to make anyone uncomfortable, it’s just the way I was raised. My father had #Nothing. For him to become successful, to become an icon, he questioned the purpose of everything, the meaning of everyone in his life, and the reason for his actions. I am like my papa. #DaddysGirl.”

Eden implies that her no-boundaries way of relating to people is making her a better person. She admits that she sometimes questions her actions, but those actions are about her truth — so it’s all good.

“If you don’t question your thoughts and actions, and the actions of those you’re surrounding yourself with, you will never become a better version of yourself. You will be stuck in old habits. #Truth”

“Reliving the moments with these women is not easy. Could I have approached things in a different way? Yes, probably. But I have to remind myself that in those moments, that was what I was feeling, and that was my truth at that moment. Hindsight is always 20/20. But as I have said before, my goal is only to live out MYtruth, and if I am doing that, I am being as authentic as I can be.”

Eden questions Dorit for bringing up Rinna’s baggie of tricks — a pill for any occasion.

“What is Dorit trying to accomplish by bringing up Rinna’s bag of pills? Whose pot is she trying to stir? All I know is that most of the pills in that bag would make these women healthier…and calmer. #Vitamins”

Eden writes that she thinks that she makes Kim uncomfortable because of fear — and shades Kyle for not opening up on command.

“But watching it back, now I see that Kim wasn’t happy with me. And apparently I am “always around.” Damn I’m quick! #LightningBolt. Truly, I think the things you notice that are “always around” you are the things you’re most scared of — or the things you’re scared to face. For Kim, that may be me, another sober woman who knows the disease inside and out.”

“But again, with the moment I don’t understand… Kyle was so easily able to open up about her mom to Erika, but when I asked, trying to understand where she comes from, I was attacking her?”

Eden questions, pushes and pries simply because she wants to. Will the others shut her down?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights, on Bravo.


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  • margaret

    Is this her way of trying to secure a full-time HW slot for next season or what? Her behavior on the show and now Twitter is just so over the top. If this isn’t an act, her psyche is damaged beyond repair, sober or not. She isn’t rational.

  • AM Hedly

    Why is Eden using hash tags in her blog?, just weird, makes her look less intelligent.
    The reason kyle opens up to Erika and not to Eden is because kyle and Erika has known each others for some time and their friendship has developed in a natural way.
    I think Kyle can sense something is OFF, not right about Eden, just as the viewer can sense it, there is something very disturbing about her.

    • bjeans1

      I don’t think Kyle is opening up to Eirka, she plugging her new show.

  • Scruffylove

    I realize people grieve in different ways, but “fast forward 10 years and my dad died.” That’s a lot of time. It wasn’t like she lost her family in a car wreck.
    And why god why must she start every sentence saying so-and-so died? Also, #stopusinghashtags

  • Jennymckitty

    Didn’t Eden tell LVP that she stopped drinking AFTER her dad’s death? Maybe I didn’t hear her correctly but I could have sworn that’s what she said. However, her blog makes it sound like she was already sober when he died and that it was going through his death 10 years ago that she needed Xanax during this time. Her explanation doesn’t make sense to me.
    I suppose you can call yourself whatever you want. I could call myself a NASCAR driver because I drive a car. It doesn’t make me one. I have no problem with sober people taking antidepressants. However, there are a ton of people on this planet that successfully manage their anxiety disorders without ever taking Xanax, Valium or Ativan. The psychiatrists I know try not to ever prescribe Benzos and only use them short term if everything else fails.

    • Exactly! That was the first I though too. She definitely said “her dad dying was the event that woke her up and realize she needed to clean up for her kids”. She is already starting to forget which lies she has told us on camera and its only episode 2 for her!

  • sunkissed748

    Hashtag schmashtag.

  • Lil Boo

    What? Somebody in Eden’s family died?? Who? When? I didn’t know that. I sure wish she would have told us repeatedly. smdh.

  • bellota

    I have a real problem with people who pull the “that’s how I was raised” or “that’s how I am” boloney as some sort of defense or argument for why everyone else must accept they way the behave or interact. Okay. So what? Sure, okay, *you* were raised that way. Maybe *I* was not. You don’t have to change, and you can keep interacting with people that way, but they are under no obligation to accept your behavior or you just because of it. And just because you were raised a certain way doesn’t make it right or okay because it is normal *to you*. Other people can see it is not normal social behavior and they are reacting to it. You are not more “enlightened” because you choose to explain away being a nosey biotch as “questioning everything” and “your truth.”

    • Bari Korn

      Absolutely on point

    • Great point. I wonder if she would be fine with her kids abusing pills to get through their day because it was what their mom always did.

    • Oh Snarky Me

      Yep, it’s an excuse for being an @sshole.

    • Karoline

      Everyone has reasons for the way they act towards others, doesn’t make it ok.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I think they learned (with Landfill) that “diamonds” should be reserved for those who can truly afford them, and that certainly applies to this current (stellar) cast.

    • GetReal2014

      Such an excellent post.

  • Glooba!

    Not necessarily related to the topic, but I wanted to post this here since this is the latest Eden post: Eden is so desperate to get that diamond for next season, isn’t she?

    • Dayle Hudson

      Who is she going to get it from?

  • Bari Korn

    What an ego!

  • Karoline

    Eden is a fruit loop. No one is “afraid” of her. She is inappropriate and crass.

    • Oh Snarky Me

      I hate her psycho babble crap. Are you coming from a place of truth or fear? I’m coming from a place where she irritates the crap out of me so badly that I want to hit her with the stick she has up her butt.

      • Karoline

        What are you afraid of? Lol. #lighteningbolt! Wtf is she talking about? Eden is a complete wacko.

        • Oh Snarky Me

          She seems to think she’s the sole owner of “the truth”. More like she is delusional and wants to force everyone to think and believe as she does. Anyone who rejects her poorly formed opinions is then labelled afraid. Edumb is a total loser.

      • Dayle Hudson


  • TartLemon

    Keep telling yourself that, Eden. Too many old (current AND past) drug/alcohol abusers out here to believe you. Consume or don’t your CHOICE. In the meantime, get some new excuse material. It was used long before I used it DECADES ago.

    I’m also bored of these ‘clean and sober, I’m an addict’ storylines. I DO NOT CARE. Not my CHOICE to make. Stop acting like I’m supposed to put any of your CHOICES foremost in MY life. Every drink/drug they consume is a CHOICE.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Preach gurl~ … as I always say; cancer is an “illness” … getting fcked up isn’t.

  • What if I told you that you could mourn someone without taking pills? Eden, you’re kidding yourself and your psychiatrist sucks.

    • Oh Snarky Me

      Being depressed and crying a lot is a natural part of the grief process. Yes it sucks, but it’s normal and you need to go through it. People who try to medicate their way out of grief may find themselves permanently on antidepressants. I know a family that did this. When I asked why my friend was on antidepressants she said, “Well, my dad died and I was depressed. We ALL had to go on them because we were so sad.” Ridiculous. And 20 years later they are all still on them.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        So true … most doctors worth their salt would not even prescribe pills to a person who’s grieving (unless it becomes an issue).

        • Oh Snarky Me

          Exactly. Losing your father is awful, but we will all go through it at some time and we all expect it to happen at some point. When people lose a child, that might require some extensive care and pharmaceutical help but this chick is ridiculous.

      • Scatty

        I never had depression or anxiety until about 10 yrs ago I had to make a sudden move for me and my numerous pets. I thought I was going to lose them so I was paralyzed into inaction. So I gave in and begged for a Prozac prescription. It totally helped me get off my ass and save my babies and myself. That said, I’ve tried to wean off, but haven’t been successful. Still on it.

        • I was prescribed lexapro 10mg after I was diagnosed with PPD when I had my second child. I only took it for 2 days and took myself off of it. Then I had the most severe headaches for a week straight so I can imagine how difficult it must be for you to wean off. It was the right thing for me to not take medication. My condition lasted 8 months and was hell but I’m fine now. That was 6 years ago. I hope you’re able to stop taking it soon.

      • Dayle Hudson

        Good information. Eden is a user

  • Mental Iceberg 🏇
    • the underground train

      Lol. Perfect reaction to this shit

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    You have reached a new level of bat-shit crazy when you make Kim Richards look normal.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      … and makes Brandi G. look classy.

  • Oh Snarky Me

    Her hashtag crap is beyond irritating. It’s immature and idiotic. She seems to have the mentality of a teenager. #EdenIsAnIdiot #There’sMyTruth

    • allison1050

      That’s probably the age when she began abusing.

  • Perturbed

    I’ve lost 3 siblings (1 to an overdose at 26) and then my husband way before their time. I don’t use that as an excuse or open every conversation with this information! While her sister’s death is very sad, that was 15 years ago! And losing your parents is a part of life. What has she been doing for 15 years if that’s all she can talk about? SassLoon is the LAST person to be doling out advice – she should be in a rehab or mental hospital herself!

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      We know what she’s been doing the last 15 years; blowing thru her father’s $150M fortune, desecrating her bony little body with ink, and buying stock in knee pads. I think the jury is out; we don’t like her.

      • Oh Snarky Me

        I’d like an explanation of how someone who inherited that much money got such cheap tattoos. More proof that she’s a nut job. They look like they were done in someone’s garage.

        • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

          I know I’m old school … just not a fan of tattoos (especially on women) and this trick is a prime example.

        • Dayle Hudson

          They really do look like crap

    • Mental Iceberg 🏇

      I’m sorry for your losses.

      • Perturbed

        Thank you M.I.💜 I only mentioned it because she acts like she’s the first person in the world this has happened to – puhleez! Look at Kim – she just lost Monty, who was her ex & best friend. She didn’t even mention it. Think of another excuse Eden, it’s been 15 years!

        • allison1050

          I think of it as Eden thinking that she’s discovered sliced bread. It’s like teens believing that they’re the “original” discoverers of pot.

    • Dayle Hudson

      I also have lost family members because of these issues but I don’t use it as an excuse to get into other people’s business. Renna and Eileen also do this. These three need to go away

  • Marsbars09

    So Eden is just like her daddy was: asking people very personal questions which are none of her business? If that’s the case he did not sound liked a very nice man.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if Eden was popping pills & drinking during the filming of RHBH and even now.

  • JC


  • Karoline

    I am flabbergasted at what Eden thinks are appropriate conversations with people. Forget she does it on camera! Lesser lisa( I love that) is even worse. And who even thinks about that stuff at a party? Why so concerned? Quite frankly if I were out at a party, I am not thinking about strangers issues. If they are fun and interesting then we are having a good time.

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    No wonder she is a bankrupt and washed up

  • allison1050

    For crying out loud Eden, your father did hair for an fn living!

  • Dayle Hudson

    I was typing concerning Eden sasoon and it was taken away while typing twice. Can’t get back to it

  • Dayle Hudson

    Eden is rediculous. Grow the hell up. I have crap in my background to but it is not going to mean I can play it out. What a ding bat and Renna and Eileen are right in there with her. I knew what Kim meant by the look between renna and Eileen. School kid still. Those two share a brain

  • Why is this happening to us?

    An addict is an addict. Addicts need to stay away from anything that has the potential for abuse. I know plenty of people who were drug addicts and have now become alcoholics and vice versa. They basically switched one drug of choice for another, but addiction is still the root cause and what needs to be addressed. So she gave up drinking, but she pops Xanax all day long? (Don’t know for a fact if she does or doesn’t) How is that any better?

    She really needs to stop with the hashtags. It’s annoying af.