Teddi Jo Mellencamp’s debut on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills isn’t off to a great start. Ahead of the Season 8 premiere, Mellencamp was shown struggling to fit in with her RHOBH co-stars in a new trailer for the upcoming season. Will Mellencamp get things back on track before the season is out?
According to Daily Mail, Mellencamp’s struggles began when she started drama with Lisa Rinna. In the trailer, Mellencamp is shown calling out Rinna for being schizophrenic. Dorit Kemsley, meanwhile, later called Mellencamp a psycho in the clip.
That makes at least two cast members that don’t get along with the newcomer, which doesn’t bode well for the remainder of the season. The rest of the cast for Season 8 includes Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump, so Mellencamp hasn’t gotten on the bad side of everyone – at least not yet.
While Teddi Jo Mellencamp feuds with Rinna and Kemsley, Bravo TV reports that there are plenty of things to like about the newest member of RHOBH. For one, Mellencamp’s father is none other than the legendary rock star, John Cougar Mellencamp. Not only is he in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but he’s also got over 20 chart-topping hits.
Mellencamp is also a big fan of spending time with her family. She and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, share three children and couldn’t be happier together. When she isn’t taking care of her kids, Mellencamp works as a fitness coach. Her company, LA Workout Junkie, aids people who have trouble finding motivation to work out and stay fit.
When it comes to her hobbies, Mellencamp loves horseback riding. In fact, the RHOBH star has competed in equestrian events in the past, which should get her in the good graces of Lisa Vanderpump, who also adores everything horse related. Whether or not this helps her get more comfortable with her co-stars is yet to be seen.
Catch Teddi Jo Mellencamp when Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on Bravo December 19.