The Real Housewives of Orange County’ (RHOC) star Elizabeth Lyn Vargas has already become a fan favorite. She recently opened up about upbringing while shedding light on Faith Bible Tabernacle church that she calls a ‘religious cult.’
Elizabeth has been vocal about her past as she sheds light on some of the things she had to face in life. Her storyline also focused on how Elizabeth regained her identity after splitting from her husband. The pair had been together for 20 years before they got a divorce.
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What is Faith Bible Tabernacle church?
Elizabeth was part of Faith Bible Tabernacle, a church in the Midwest.
The reality star revealed it was owned by her grandmother, and that her father was one of the main preachers.
Elizabeth admitted it was hard living in the church as her grandmother would ask people to give up everything they had.
“We all lived on a ranch – we all lived on the same property. We lived in trailers, and some of them were homeless on the farm, and she lived in a mansion,” she recalled. Elizabeth admitted her past had left her with PTSD.
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Elizabeth calls the church a “religious cult”
Elizabeth opened up about her upbringing while she was hiking with fellow co-star Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
“I was raised in a very, very religious situation, where I was told to absolutely not open my mouth, or tell the truth about what was happening, and I have a very, very hard issue with stopping the compartmentalization because I grew up in this horrible situation. It’s why I don’t let people get to know me — I throw big parties, but no one really knows me,” she said.
“I was in a religious f—ing cult growing up that told me to shut my f—ing mouth or I’d be thrown under a bridge,” she further explained.
Elizabeth confessed she was going to keep this a secret from others, but will she finally open up?
The RHOC star was raised as part of the “religious cult” until she was 13.
‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.