On the season eight premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills we met the newest addition to the cast, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, and I have to say I’m very intrigued by her already.
So, let’s get to know Teddi. Here are some facts about the new Beverly Hills Housewife.
She’s John Mellencamp’s daughter
Teddi was raised in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, by the famous recording artist and her mother, Victoria Granucci. But that doesn’t mean she liked her father’s music… she admittedly was not a fan when she was younger! As a kid, she spent her time as a competitive equestrian, beginning at age 4.
Teddi is married to Edwin Arroyave
Teddi currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Edwin, who is the founder of Skyline Security Management, Inc.
She’s a mother – and a stepmother
Teddi and Edwin have two children, Slate, 5, and Cruz, 3. Additionally, she’s a stepmother to Isabella, Edwin’s daughter from a previous marriage.
She’s very open with her struggle with weight.
On her website, Teddi revealed that she’s always struggled with gaining and losing weight. “At my heaviest, I felt lonely, sad and angry. At my smallest, I felt panicked, stressed and worried that I would gain the weight back. I very rarely felt great in my own skin,” she wrote. This inspired her to launch her own company.
She’s more than a housewife
Teddi created LA Workout Junkie, a program to help others by offering fitness tips and ultimately, assisting people in discovering the best versions of themselves. She is now an accountability coach.
Hi! So a bunch of you have reached out with questions re: my two #instagram accounts. @teddimellencamp is where I do my #instasnapping, #lifestyle, #work and #accountabilitycoaching posts. @tedwinator is my husband and my account where we share more photos like this one ❤️🙌🏼 I guess it would be easier in some ways to only have one account but I am obsessed with @chatbooks and love the #photobooks they make me from my @tedwinator account. 🙌🏼❤️ #family #love #chatbooks
What were your thoughts on Teddi during the premiere?
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