We’re sorry, WHAT?!
Teddi Mellencamp is clearly still feeling pretty bitter towards Lisa Vanderpump! The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars had come to a ceasefire after their beefier days. But it seems any peace talks are over!
During an appearance on the most recent episode of Melissa Gorga‘s On Display podcast, the subject turned to Vanderpump Rules‘ already infamous new scandal — or Scandoval — in which Tom Sandoval cheated on longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix with their friend and co-star Raquel Leviss. It’s a heartbreaking situation for Ariana after nine years with Sandoval — made even worse by the fact it was with her so-called friend. There’s no way anyone would commit such cruelty for a ratings boost… right?
Well, that’s apparently just how lowly Teddi thinks of her fellow RHOBH alum. Because the 41-year-old straight up accused her former friend of masterminding the whole damn Scandoval, noting that VPR is “skyrocketing right now”! She jabbed about Lisa:
“She probably paid Raquel to do this”
Wow. Just… WOW.
The podcast convo was actually recorded just before Vanderpump’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last week. Teddi further savaged LVP by saying the only reason the Bravo boss invited her on the show was to talk about this cheating scandal — and Lisa hadn’t been on in forever because “nobody’s cared until now.” Ouch!
She also predicted what the SUR owner would say on the show, saying she “always takes the men’s side.” Imitating Lisa’s accent, she mocked:
“She’s gonna say the same points that I’ve been saying, like, ‘Listen, [Sandoval and Madix] weren’t in a good place for a long time. His needs weren’t met. [Sandoval and Leviss] fell in love. They couldn’t help themselves.’”
But Teddi then told on herself a little. When fellow guest Tamra Judge, with whom she co-hosts Two T’s In A Pod, insisted Lisa likely “wants the best for her cast,” Teddi hit back with:
“I think she wants the best for herself, as I would as well. You guys wouldn’t? You’d want your shows to tank?”
Was Teddi just projecting here? Would she pay someone to steal a co-worker’s man??
For what it’s worth, we do know what Lisa actually said on her WWHL appearance. She made quips but also claimed to be “flabbergasted” by the affair and all its fallout. But she also got as cynical as Teddi — just not in the same way. She said she suspected Sandoval and Raquel of doing the plotting and not actually falling in love:
“I think they had a game plan. I think it was to get through the reunion, then to let the bomb kind of drop, and if there was another season, then have a few weeks, a few months for people to get used to it. But just by the longevity… I don’t know. I thought he was in love with Ariana, so maybe no.”
Maybe Lisa was faking. Or maybe she isn’t who Teddi thinks she is. And maybe these two should just be friends again! What do YOU think??