I’ve appreciated Teddi all season. She’s come across as logical, sincere, and not overly eager, but she and Dorit Kemsley are like a two-headed monster each biting their shared tail and each refusing to take ACCOUNTABILITY. They started out as friends until a small infraction came between them, which ballooned into a zeppelin and now they cannot stand botoxed hide, nor fake hair of each other. To this point I’ve mostly placed the blame on Dorit for having Rinna-itis. Dorit called it “rage and regret,” but I call it shoot your mouth off, then realize later that you probably should’ve kept your mouth shut, and backpedal the $3M dollar car you can’t afford into a ditch.
However last night Teddi reignited a deceased feud for apparently NO reason other than to cause issues between Dorit and Lisa Rinna! It was revenge gossip, or repeat and revenge. And it was petty.
I really hate it when I have to confront political or social quagmires in a reality show – like when last night’s Vanderpump Rules address the oh-so-prescient ‘me too’ movement (albeit without actually saying the words). Ironically, given the (well-deserved) criticism she took for her own attitude and statements about other women who came forward, it was Stassi Schroeder raising alarm and complaining about people always defending men.
The man in question is Ariana Madix‘s brother Jeremy. Jeremy asks Billie Lee out on a date, which she’s excited about, but when she shares the good news with Stassi and Kristen Doute their four-way flashers immediately go on. Kristen warns Billie to keep the date “in public” and Stassi says Jeremy is “creepy.” Stassi recounts that at Katie Maloney‘s wedding Jeremy was hitting on her – and everyone else – in a way that was frankly uncomfortable and camera footage reveals him grabbing Stassi in a bear hug while promising to leave her alone. And it was creepy! And uncomfortable.
It felt like Dorit Kemsley came on Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsas a loyal soldier to do Lisa Vanderpump’s bidding, so it was pretty surprising when their friendship hit a bump in the road before Dorit’s second season even ended. Sure this was bound to happen eventually, but it seemed like Dorit had a lot more drama to stir up with the rest of the women before she and Lisa started to have issues on camera.
Ultimately, I feel like these two will stick together since Lisa loves Dorit on the strength of loving her husband they are close friends. I feel like Dorit knows where all the bodies are buried at Villa Rosa and I’m sure that Lisa knows about all the secrets Dorit may be hiding at her rented mansion, so I’m all for the discord, but only if it turns into a full-blown feud. I’m not here for an elongated argument over something inconsequential. I want to see insult hurling and tea spilling.
I hate to admit this, but Dorit Kemsley is carrying this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hillson her back. If Dorit wasn’t around, we would be subjected to a show about glam squads, home renovations, and endless self-promotion. As irritating as Dorit can be, especially when she’s coming for my beloved Camille Grammer, she is the only one bringing the drama.
Obviously Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is not a fan of Dorit’s and I don’t blame her, but hopefully on some level she is grateful for Dorit giving her a story line and an opportunity to get the viewers on her side.
Even though Dorit called Camille a “c**t” for no reason, told Camille that she would give her a strap-on, and gave Erika Girardipanties as a gag gift last season, Dorit did not find it at all funny when Camille gave her a ball gag during the last episode. Apparently those who dish it out, cannot take it.
Maybe time does heal all wounds. She even made her way to the clubhouse for an episode of Watch What Happens Live. They did not actually discuss the possibility of bringing Brandi back as a Real Housewife, I’m still hoping for it since she makes a point to be up to date on all of the latest drama in Beverly Hills.
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills people were celebrating all sorts of things and this required lingerie shopping, candles that looked like cupcakes, and wearing giant garbage bags to take naps in. The biggest news, however, was that based upon the strength of her perfect gift-giving, Lisa Vanderpump chose a new court favorite. Teddi Bear Mellencamp Arroyave – you have arrived! Elevated to the premiere spot as Lisa’s mean girl in waiting. Meanwhile it was off with Dorit Kemsley‘s head! Or at least one of her ridiculous hairstyles.
Somehow I think Teddi will learn from Kyle Richards and Dorit, and won’t make the mistake of double-crossing Lisa… Doing all she can to stay in good graces. After all, Teddi is all about accountability and we finally got a glimpse of what that entails. Essentially Teddi is a diet and exercise baby-sitter. Rich people will buy anything!
She starts off her blog, “..my friendships with Lisa V and Kyle mean so much to me. These are longstanding relationships with women who I love and respect, and though we may encounter bumps in the road occasionally, we are great friends, on and off-screen. When I confront issues front and center, it’s because I genuinely care to grow with them and strengthen our relationship.”