Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is spilling hot Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tea — revealing info that drops the Bravo veil on Erika Girardi’s mystery exit from her beach house, featured on the last two episodes.
Erika cried cramps, but Teddi’s reveal shifts the picture of what really went down. Teddi begins her Bravo blog by reminding readers that she understood why Erika might be more comfortable in a hotel.
“Now — the beach house and the mysterious disappearance of Erika Jayne. It was weird; I stand by that. I completely empathize with Erika as I’m sure women everywhere watching do; I can see why she’d prefer to not stay up until 2AM getting tipsy and humping my picnic table.”
Teddi cranks up the heat — spilling the backstory to Erika’s decision to bolt to a hotel — and what went down after the cameras left the scene.
“What we later discovered that night — and what you didn’t see — was that her assistant had already driven to Dana Point separately and got a hotel room for her. Again, I didn’t have a problem with her leaving to stay in a hotel — I offered that option when I invited everyone. The issue is why spend the day pretending you’re going to stay over, but as soon as the camera crew leaves you have your assistant come pick you up?”
Teddi dishes about Erika’s “weird” behavior, and busts the dance queen’s supposed “embarrassment” over the messy exit.
“It’s not like Erika came to us at the end of the night to say she wasn’t feeling well and thought she’d feel better sleeping in a hotel. No. She asked me to call in a pass for her assistant who then arrived at my security gate. Erika then left so abruptly — and without explanation — that it was clear she had planned to stay at the hotel all along. I don’t think you can use the “I was embarrassed” excuse when the previous day you were explaining your situation in great detail to everyone but me apparently.”
Teddi reiterated that Erika’s brush-off rubbed her the wrong way, and clarified that she didn’t blame Dorit for spilling the beans.
“Wanting to be the best host possible, I try and console her, and her reaction is not something I was expecting, brushing me off like I’m worthless. So now I’m crying out of frustration— and I’m kicking these ladies out.”
“And, really, I’m not even mad about Dorit telling Erika; she’s like that Kristen Wiig character from SNL who just can’t help herself. It was just, as you saw, we had a blast the night before and things got tense the moment Erika arrived back, before Dorit even mentioned our conversation.”
Erika’s morning after Yolanda-white jeans are another head-scratcher in this reality puzzle. What do you think was behind Erika’s dodgy exit? Sound off in the comment section!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.