Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave has been busy this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She helped propagate the dumbest storyline puppygate and told off a vulnerable Lisa Vanderpump. Teddi wore out her fingers out texting John Sessa Blizzard (I still don’t care). She also decided to pay a stylist who obviously hates her to try to level up with the other women. Oh, and did I mention she’s busy now Kyle Richards’ mouthpiece?
Remember earlier this season when she was complaining about doing LVP’s dirty work? Now she’s happily doing Kyle’s! For their first night out in Provence, the ladies went all out by wearing black. (I’m still not over the memory of Dorit Kemsely’s feather leather jacket). The women also tried something new by attempting to deliver in a scene. With Kyle at the helm now, she and Teddi tried to start some drama by calling out Lisa Rinna’s behavior at Farrah-ween. Honestly, I think the only person truly offended by Rinna’s awful Erika Jayne impersonation was Kyle. Yes, everyone was cringing. But Kim Richards even forgave Rinna! So, Kyle we get it. You need to harp on this because LVP has left the building you were personally traumatized. The only person on Kyle’s side here was Teddi.
Teddi wrote in her Bravo blog, “When I broached the subject of Rinna using the Erika Jayne persona to call Kim names, I thought I was just being honest and getting a conversation on the table so we could clear the air. Watching back, I would say I’m like a dog with a bone, but that’s probably offensive to dogs with bones since they’re just trying to enjoy their meal.”
She also clarified that Dorit was wrong to call her Kyle’s “henchwoman.” “I am no ‘henchwoman’ though — my thoughts and opinions are my own,” Teddi states in her blog. I do believe that Teddi was just trying to hold Lisa Rinna accountable (because duh). Do I also think she was prodded by Kyle? Absolutely. She has a history of doing what people tell her to do.
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Teddi continued, “Have Kyle and I become very close friends? Yes, absolutely, and I make no apologies for that. But when I have something to say, I’m saying it because I want to.” Am I the only who thinks it’s sad that this is the story we’re talking about? I don’t want them to bring back puppygate, but I’d like if the women got real.
Lately, RHOBH is a show about women who get paid to play dress up and sit there. This cast needs to take a cue from the New York women. Get over the small stuff quickly, have fun, and let some real life into these storylines (ahem Erika’s husband’s legal woes and Dorit’s financial issues).
Here’s hoping next week is better. Teddi teases that it will be “a rosé-haze” and she’s “just thrilled” for us to see. Let’s hope so! I’ll have a bottle of rosé for myself on standby.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK TEDDI IS KYLE’S ‘HENCHWOMAN’? IS KYLE TRYING TO PRODUCE THE SHOW? WHO CAN BREATHE LIFE INTO THE SERIES NOW THAT LVP IS GONE?
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