Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave may be the new kid on the “Housewives” block but she’s already making an impact with fans.
In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the cast rookie took aim at Erika Girardi, after receiving a cold reception from the “Pat Your Puss” songstress.
John Mellencamp’s daughter took to her Bravo blog to address feeling ‘dismissed’ and ‘mocked’ by the pop princess.
“There are times during our trip when I felt dismissed or that my business was being mocked. But I chalked that up to being the new girl and tried to get my insecurities in check. So when you finally see me try to engage in a meaningful discussion with Erika, whose situation with her father I have true compassion for and merely wanted to open a dialogue between us, I’m not surprised she shuts me down”
The 36-year-old describes making genuine connections with most of the ladies but sensed a frigid vibe from Erika in Vegas.
“The nightclub and the pool were great opportunities to get to know the women better. I could feel genuine friendships and connections were forming and was excited about it. But with Erika, I felt like I was trying too hard without much reciprocation.”
Despite being made aware of Erika’s personality prior to meeting her — Teddi gave her the benefit of the doubt.
“I know Lisa Vanderpump and Dorit “warned” me about Erika, but I truly wanted to make my own assessment.”
Teddi points out a pattern of behavior with Erika as it relates to new people coming into the group.
“We see, from Lisa Vanderpump’s relaying of Erika’s text habits to my conversation with Dorit the next morning that Erika isn’t the most welcoming to newcomers, that I should’t be too offended. “
The mom of two concludes her blog by making concessions for Erika’s less than stellar social graces, while throwing some shade in the process.
“Maybe it was a bad day, maybe she just needs more time to thaw. At this point, I’l pull back a bit but I won’t judge her solely on this interaction. Besides, she calls herself out as the “asshole” in the situation — which I like to call “taking accountability.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill airs Tuesday nights, at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.