Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Doesn't Need Anyone Else To "Warn Her" About Lisa Rinna

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave On Joining Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills; Plus Erika Girardi Talks This Season’s Drama

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills is back (glee!) and with it includes the newest blonde Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Teddi, a mom of two, is also a wellness accountability coach who channeled her passion into the business LA Fitness Junkie. Her goal is to help others – mostly women – feel good about themselves through health and fitness.

Teddi claaaaims she’s not one to look for drama, but she’s not afraid of it either. “I’m straightforward and I tell it like it is,” she explains.

In a season filled with ups and downs, Teddi quickly made friends with Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Vanderpump – even though she doesn’t actually like shopping. SAY WHAT?! “I’m not one to force a connection,” says Teddi. “They made it super fun and easy and comfortable for me. But I have a lot of fun with Kyle [Richards], too. She makes me laugh!

Teddi is married to Edwin Arroyave, and is the mother of Slate, 5, and Cruz, 3. She’s also the daughter of legendary rockstar John Mellencamp, and YES! he will make an appearance this season. Teddi gushed to People that her dad is the best grandpa. “He’s so much fun with them.”

In other news, Erika Girardi is once again gearing up for a drama-filled season. Lets just hope it doesn’t involve panties. In any capacity.

“I think she’s interesting,” Erika says of Teddi. “I think she had some good days and some bad days – just like the rest of us.

One thing is certain Erika will certainly find herself getting into trouble this season. The delightfully dramatic RHOBH preview shows her sniping, “You have to cut the head off the devil,” but Erika’s not telling which devil she means – although it’s not Dorit! “We’ve been able to move on completely,” Erika revealed, but added, “I think you’re going to see a shift in a lot of relationships this season.”

One person who isn’t changing is Lisa Rinna. She’s up to causing mischief again this season, but Erika swears it’s unintentional. “I don’t know necessarily that Lisa likes to stir up trouble; Lisa tells the truth, you know, the way she sees it.”

Well, this sounds like it will be a fascinating season and I cannot wait!

Photos – The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Tackle NY Fashion Week!


[Photo Credit: Tommy Garcia/Bravo]