Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was smacked down by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star, Erika Girardi, on Tuesday’s episode — but the rookie had her Bravo blog ready to launch, as the controversial conflict unfolded.
Teddi begins by “taking accountability” for reviving ancient Kemsley gossip — and reveals that she now considers the move a mistake.
“Yes, I told Lisa Rinna something that Dorit had said three months prior at the time. In that moment, Rinna was talking about how great things had been with Dorit (since Vegas), and all I could think of was how many “warnings” I had been given and about her personality disorders (schizophrenia and “rage and regret”). So I told Rinna, because I have a genuine connection with her and would have felt fake and inauthentic if I hadn’t…”
“That said, I do regret it — it was selfish on my part; partly because I did it so I didn’t feel badly carrying it around. But the fact remains, this is a pattern with Dorit and bothers me.”
Teddi rewinds the cast gathering, and shares her frustration over feeling blamed for the messy upset. Teddi addresses Erika’s input — and blasts the dance queen for “pouncing” on her in a weak moment.
“Erika thinks this is a perfect time to ask me how I am feeling in this friend group — it’s like a cat pouncing on a fly after it’s been smacked around and can’t get off the ground anymore.”
“So I turn to Erika, recalling in NYC walking up those stairs when Erika said yes, she would be pissed if it were her. “Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t. It’s possible.” That is all I hear before saying she was “pretending full amnesia.”
Teddi dishes on Erika’s angry clap-back, and accuses her of having a negative attitude, since day one.
“Look, I wasn’t raised to speak to people that way and so I was kinda shocked by her unnecessary anger. Even if I don’t like someone, I will treat them with respect and can be cordial. I just feel like she’s just been waiting for the moment since we first met. She snapped at me in Vegas, she snapped at me at the beach house, she even corrected me when I called her a singer — something we’ve seen others call her to no effect. She’s done being nice to me? I must have missed when she started. It’s not in my nature to attack back on someone unhinged over the littlest thing, and so I disengage.”
Teddi defends her tears, slamming Erika for teasing her emotional response. Teddi echoes a common fan sentiment, when she shades Erika’s definition of friendship.
“But when I was saying goodbye, I did see a kindness in Dorit’s eyes and when she gave me a polite squeeze on my arm — that’s when the tears came and I wanted out of there. As I rush off, Erika tells Dorit to “leave that.” Not that I’d expect any less. She’s the same “friend” who was earlier telling Dorit she shouldn’t care about Lisa Vanderpump’s attention/affection.”
“It seems like Erika is enjoying the rift between LVP and Dorit more than she lets on. Or she’s just not sure of how to function in a legitimate friendship that isn’t somebody telling her how amazing she is on a loop.”
Teddi signs off by twisting the knife hard into her cast mate.
“Sure, I’m a woman with emotions, and I cried. It’s allowed. It’s natural. What’s not natural is for you to stop another woman from trying to comfort somebody who’s obviously upset. But all bow to Regina Jayne. I won’t be sitting at that table. I prefer genuine people and feelings over ice and diamonds.”
Erika responded to the written lashing — posting a short and sweet comeback on Twitter.
Pure comedy https://t.co/Buvs0GTWb8
— Erika Jayne (@erikajayne) March 14, 2018
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesday nights, on Bravo.