Former ‘RHOBH’ star Teddi Mellencamp opened up about her departure from the Bravo show and why she feels it may have happened at just the right time.
Publish Date: Feb 16, 2021
and I know that there's some big changes that happened obviously over this the past few months as well. And I love love, loved how open and honest you were about leaving the housewives. I mean, why was it so important for you to be so transparent about it? And I know Andy praised you as well. Thank you know I love the Andy did that. That was so nice. Um, for me, the biggest thing was like, you see, every time a housewife leaves and they're like it was a joint decision, we just decided, and I was like, I can't do that. I know every time I read that, it's not true. I just can't like and I mean, maybe it is. But I was like, I have to be transparent because for me, that's how I went into the show. The good, the bad and the ugly. And like, of course, there are those moments that, like there's going to be that pain because like, it felt like a rejection or something like that. But in the end, you know, I am who I am, and I have to be straightforward with the people in my life. what happened, or else who am I right? Yeah. No, that's so true. I mean, were you blindsided by this? Did you kind of feel that it was coming at all? I wouldn't say blindsided, because to me, the writing was on the wall a little bit When I saw that a bunch of my personal story wasn't there. Eso like for example, I, you know, announced to the kids that I was having a baby, and we did this really fun book, and it was so exciting. And I remember our kids reaction, and it was like one of the best moments of my life. And I remember not wanting to do it on camera and being like, I mean, like, come on, this is a huge moment we want to do. And then it never was shown. And I was like, You know, those types of things kind of make you realize, like, maybe something's going on. Um but no, I didn't I mean, I read it on daily mail. I mean, that was probably a bit disappointing for you, Thio, you know, kind of read it in the press and not get the phone call right away. right? I mean, I got the phone call a couple of hours later, and I was like, Okay, I thought I was wondering if it was a room or not. You know, because a lot of the time you read stuff and you know what? And whatever the reasons are, I don't know. But I think that it really is. It's meant to be like, I'm gonna figure out whatever the next thing is that I'm going to do. And you know what? In the in the big scheme of things, I came out unscathed. My kids air healthy and happy. And my marriage is good and my friendships air good. And I'm still friends with a lot of the women on the show, and I wish everybody a ton of stuff.