Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is well into her second season as a Housewife. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had a relatively easy first season as far as rookie Housewives go. Other than some drama with Dorit Kemsley over her lateness and their silly disagreement over proper stemware etiquette, Teddi emerged from her first season relatively unscathed. Teddi has even formed a BFF relationship with Kyle Richards and she was the newly favored cast member of Queen Lisa Vanderpump last season.
What a difference a year makes! After Teddi’s shady involvement with Puppy Gate, she is now persona non grata at Villa Rosa. Just this week, Camille Grammer called Teddi a “know-it-all” in her talking head. And like last season, Teddi is once again grating on Dorit’s nerves. So, Teddi is finding out the hard way this season what it really means to be a Housewife. One bright light for Teddi in all this is that her accountability coaching business seems to be booming. And she is even considering writing a book related to her passion-health and fitness.
It’s not easy being a Real Housewife, and some of the “OG” Housewives have been through the wringer recently. Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been dealing with her husband Gregg Leakes’ battle with colon cancer. She also evicted Kandi Burruss and a then-pregnant Porsha Williams from her closet. NeNe ripped a camera man’s shirt and may have pulled off Porsha’s belt during the incident. During the reunion, it came out that a producer was allegedly injured by NeNe. That’s a lot of drama over a closet. In the end, NeNe destroyed her longtime friendship with Cynthia Bailey because Cynthia invited former peach-holder Kenya Moore to a product launch.
On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, this season is all about “puppy gate” and how Dorit Kemsley’s pup from Vanderpump Dogs ended up in a shelter. This saga has positioned Lisa Vanderpump against all her fellow Beverly Hills Housewives. On a personal level, Lisa has been struggling with the death of her brother. The epic show-down at Villa Rosa between Lisa, Lisa’s husband Ken Todd, and former bestie Kyle Richards was upsetting to watch.
Last night the ladies of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills celebrated Culture Club, and the CULT in cult-ture that is Lisa Vanderpump. They’re all desperately trying to leave, but they can’t escape the pink porcelain urns. Or rely on PK Kemsley to stick to the plan!
The first thing we have to discuss, though, which I really do not want to discuss, is Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave allowing Portia and Slade to be models for a ‘kids makeup line’ called “Petite & Pretty.” Which sounds like how a cougar would describe themselves on Tinder, and is being marketed to trailer parks in Alabama where people dream of turning their daughters into Honey Boo Boo.
On tonight’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills the countdown to Lisa V Leaves Day continues, but for now she is still here although isolating herself from the majority of the women.
Lisa does deign to grace Denise Richards with her presence, but is disappointed when Denise chooses to use their time together to mediate between Lisa and the group. Denise believes her acrimonious divorce from Charlie Sheen has taught her a a lot about compromise, but Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley have their doubts and don’t believe there’s a chance in hell that Denise can make LVP see their perspective!
This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills offered a little bit of everything. An impractical designer car, Erika Jayne kneed in the head(!), an ugly political debate and the story of the courageous survival of Lisa Rinna’s mother Lois Rinna at the hands of a serial killer. And for good measure, surprise cameo appearances by Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton. Whew! It seems like Bravo threw in everything but the kitchen sink. Only because they probably couldn’t salvage it from Lisa Vanderpump’s high end kitchen remodel!
One thing we did not see, however, was LVP interacting with the rest of the cast. She was a no show at Camille Grammer’s bridal shower and the rest of the ladies, of course, questioned her absence. These days, it seems that no one from the cast is in Camp Vanderpump. However, one former Housewife is showing her love for LVP and she isn’t shy about expressing her opinions about the rest of the cast, either.
Viewers knew Season 9 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was going to be a rough one for Lisa Vanderpump. Before it even began, Lisa was absent from group photos. Then no one from the cast attended the Vanderpump Dogs Gala.
Ten episodes into the season also known as “#puppygate,” we’ve seen for ourselves how things have gone from bad to worse between Lisa and her costars. It culminated in the infamous showdown at Villa Rosa with Kyle Richards. An episode followed by one in which Camille Grammer made fun of Lisa’s teeth and breath at an outing with the other ladies .
Last night was the weirdest, most insanely random episode of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills ever! This is RHOBH without a common enemy to direct all their wrath and delusions onto. I dunno — I loved it!
Dorit Kemsley shows up in a redneck tuxedo to Denise Richards‘ house to drink double vodka tonics at 2 in the afternoon and talk motherhood. (Denise had water since she had to pick her daughter up from school) Ha! Motherhood was about 2% of their conversation the rest was all Lisa Vanderpump. Denise liked Dorit immediately when she met her, and found her very warm and kind. That’s Dorit’s ruse — everyone feels that way about her. Initially.
Denise counsels Hollywood neophyte Dorit about handling close friends betraying you to the tabloids. When Denise was going through her divorce she actually used to run sting operations on confidantes by sharing something with them to see if it would wind up in the press, and that was how she knew who was a true friend. Despite LVP ruining her reputation, eviscerating her belief in friends, and making her question all of humanity, Dorit still wants their friendship back. Denise believes that – with time – Dorit can eventually forgive her.
Pssst! Hey, did you know there is other stuff going on in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills world that isn’t
drilled into our minds filmed? Well, there is. And thankfully the words “puppy” and “gate” are not even uttered. Oops.
Erika Jayne’s husband, Tom Girardi, has been involved in a $15 million dollar lawsuit. And recently there has been an update that is sure to make Erika, and her
paid glam squad friends, happy.