Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, daughter of music legend John Mellencamp, became the latest addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — and though she may be rock ‘n’ roll royalty, she’s just your average girl next door. “It kind of makes me laugh when everybody’s like, ‘Oh, do you have a favorite song that your dad sings?'” she said, “I mean, let’s keep it in perspective. In the ’80s, like, my 9-year-old friends — we didn’t give a s***. We cared about My Little Pony, Care Bears.”
The married mother of two and self-described “accountability coach” with a fitness program called LA Workout Junkie is possibly the most down-to-earth housewife so far.
“Just because I grew up with a father that was considered ‘famous,’ he didn’t live like that. He didn’t act that way,” she said, describing her childhood on Hilton Head Island in North Carolina. “Growing up, I lived well, but regardless how much money my family had, I knew the value of a dollar — always,” she said.
Though it’s too early to tell where Teddi stands with the other wives, at least one approves. Lisa Vanderpump said, “I would actually like to see Teddi naked. I mean, that sounds bizarre, but from what I see of her, it’s like this tight, fit little thing. I think she looks absolutely fabulous.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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