Teddi Mellencamp Says She Knew Kyle Richards Probably Wouldn’t ‘Hit It Off’ With Co-Star

Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Getty Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave in 2022.

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave shared her thoughts about Crystal Kung Minkoff, who joined the show during season 11, in a December 2022 episode of the “#NoFilter With Zack Peter” podcast. While recording the podcast episode, the RHOBH alum acknowledged that Minkoff was at odds with Kyle Richards throughout the show’s twelfth season. Arroyave, who has maintained her friendship with Richards following her 2020 departure from the series, revealed she was not surprised that the “Halloween Ends” actress and Minkoff did not get along.

“I knew from the beginning that they weren’t probably going to hit it off,” said the mother of four.

Arroyave also suggested that she believes Minkoff should follow her co-star’s lead when it comes to owning up to her mistakes.

“I think Kyle can admit when she is making mistakes a little bit, and be like ‘oh I really stepped in it there. I was wrong there, shoot, now watching that back that wasn’t great,’ but Crystal kind of doubles down,” said the reality television personality.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Spoke About Her Friendship With Crystal Kung Minkoff

Crystal Kung Minkoff

GettyCrystal Kung Minkoff.

While recording the “#NoFilter With Zack Peter” podcast, Arroyave referenced that she is in “the same friend group” as Minkoff. She explained she and the 39-year-old attended the same Mommy and Me classes when their children were younger. The All In founder then mentioned that she had “referred her” to join the RHOBH cast and “was thrilled that she did it.”

Arroyave also noted Minkoff approached her at the 2022 BravoCon, held during the weekend of October 14. She shared that the mother of two revealed she has not taken issue with comments she has made about her on her podcast, “Two Ts In A Pod,” co-hosted by “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge.

“I think it was pretty cool at BravoCon, she came up to me, I was having lunch with my producers from the podcast and Crystal was sitting, you know, over in the corner and she came up to me and she was like ‘Listen, I know, you’ve got to do whatever, you’ve got to say whatever you are going to say, that’s your job, I’m not going to be mad at you,’” said the former “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant.

Arroyave then shared she would like Minkoff to allow other aspects of her personality to shine on RHOBH.

“I just wish she would show a little bit more of what I see in her as a person as a Housewife,” explained the RHOBH alum.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Revealed She Would Consider Returning to RHOBH

Teddi Mellencamp

GettyTeddi Mellencamp.

While recording an October 2022 episode of “Two Ts In A Pod,” Arroyave shared she would consider coming back to RHOBH. She explained she would be more transparent regarding her family life if she were to rejoin the cast. The All In founder noted she did not acknowledge her relationship issues with her husband, Edwin Arroyave during the production of RHOBH season 8.

“When I started the show, I was a shell of a human being because of what was happening with me and Edwin,” stated Arroyave. “And then I went into a group of women, who you guys know, they are very – like if you show a sign of weakness – it’s pathetic and I wish I would have shown my weaknesses, instead of try to measure up to their strengths.”

She noted, however, that Bravo has not approached her to return to the reality television series.

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