It feels like Christmas Eve for reality TV fans. There are so many new seasons on the way and that means that your favorite reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge was a good sport holding up an orange for the Real Housewives of Orange County opening credits…while she leaned on a scooter with her broken foot. New York Housewife Sonja Morganshared a photo from one of her on-camera interview looks. Sonja’s costar Tinsley Mortimer ditched the glam squad (for a moment, at least) and put on her own lip gloss.
Some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers think Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is “boring.” Others think that she is refreshingly normal among this group of women who rely on glam squads, private jets, and drink-specific glassware. No matter what your opinion is, no one can deny that the newest Beverly Hills Housewife is a class act.
Teddi has not got along with Erika Girardi or her alter ego Erika Jayne all season. Erika jumped down her throat during the Vegas trip when Teddi innocently asked about her father. Erika skipped out on Teddi’s beach house sleepover to stay in a hotel, which did not go over well with Teddi or the rest of the cast. After that, they seemed to be on the same page while mediating the triangle of friendship drama with Lisa Vanderpump, Dorit Kemsley, and Kyle Richards. And then Erika erupted when Teddi accused her of having “pretend amnesia,” i.e. being a liar, and Teddi stormed out of the restaurant in tears.
I feel like Erika Jayne recorded the song XXpen$ive just to provide great headlines and opening paragraphs for articles about her lifestyle.
So here it goes, my completely unoriginal joke: It is XXpen$ive to be Erika Jayne. Obviously. She is the same person who said “Being rich is great and being poor sucks” and other similar phrases from the second she started filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
She got an apology from Erika, before getting that contractually obligated invitation to the Berlin cast trip and it will be interesting to see where things go from here. In real life, months after this season was filmed, Erika and Teddi have been dragging each other on Twitter, so even if things did improve between the two of them, clearly it was only temporary.
Two seasons later, Erika left her time as a neutral party behind. She fought with then-rookie Dorit Kemsley for most of her second season. And now Erika is at odds with season’s new girl Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Is this an unfortunate pattern or merely a coincidence? Erika opened up about that and more during the last episode of Watch What Happens Live.
First my condolences to Lisa Vanderpump who lost Pink Dog. Unbeknowst to Ken and Lisa, Pink Dog had a heart condition and went into cardiac arrest, dying in Ken’s arms on the way to the vet. Ken and Lisa are obviously devastated by losing one of their furry children, and worst of all, Ken blames himself. Then right after Pink Dog’s sudden passing, another of their pack, Pikachu, ended up on a ventilator. Grief? I’m sure Ken and Lisa have rescued at least 100 more dogs since then, and they’re now stacking them on top of each other like shoe boxes to form a furry bulwark against evil bitches, but it’s sad about Pink Dog all the same. RIP.
It came across like Teddi felt genuinely guilty keeping this to herself, it was killing her not to get it off her chest, and then she realized that all of those shit talking scenes were filmed and she would have to answer for them eventually. And then her tension with Dorit morphed into a tongue lashing from Erika Girardi. Teddi insinuated that Erika was lying when she told her she has “pretend amnesia.” I don’t blame Erika for being offended, but she channeled that Hong Kong freakout and came for Teddi- way too hard.
Wow. That last Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode was intense. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave decided to tell Lisa Rinna about something Dorit Kemsley said three months prior using her accountability coach job title as an excuse for her honesty. On one hand, it makes sense that Teddi would want to get that off her chest, but the timing could have been way better. Why wait that long and until they were actually getting along?
Then the tension between Teddi and Dorit turned into a face off between Teddi and Erika Girardi. Teddi accused Erika of having “pretend amnesia.” Erika interpreted that as Teddi calling her a liar and Erika showed a level of anger that we haven’t seen since that Hong Kong freak out. Teddi shouldn’t have insinuated that Erika was lying, but Erika struck back at her a little too hard. It really didn’t seem like Teddi was trying to stir shit up, but her attempt to do the right thing blew up in her face and she left the restaurant crying. It’s a messy situation all around, but have no fear: Dorit was on Watch What Happens Live last night to make everything even messier.