The Vanderpump Rules the fandom has been abuzz since it was reported Tom Sandoval cheated on his longtime girlfriend and co-star Ariana Madix, resulting in their breakup. It was later revealed that Sandoval had begun an affair with a colleague VR alum Raquel Leviss after “communicating inappropriately” with her for months. A number of other reality TV vets have weighed in, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddi Mellencamp has become one of the latest to do so. The Bravo alum didn’t mince words, as she previously accused RHOBH co-star Vanderpump who orchestrated the scandal. Mellencamp also believes pregnancy news is on the horizon.
Teddi Mellencamp talked about Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss and Lisa Vanderpump
It’s not that surprising that Teddi Mellencamp would take on the drama, especially given her history with Lisa Vanderpump. Mellencamp, 41, appeared on a colleague Real Housewives star Melissa Gorga’s On Display podcast (opens in new tab). During the interview (which was recorded before Vanderpump spoke out about See what’s happening live) Mellencamp made bold allegations against the media personality and business owner. She believed that Vanderpump — who hadn’t appeared on WWHL for a while—only did the show because “nobody cared until now.” Mellencamp also claimed that her former co-star “probably paid Raquel [Leviss] to do this.”
Additionally, the star — who once appeared on Vanderpump Rules — went on to “guarantee” that Raquel Leviss will be “engaged and pregnant within a year from now,” adding that she will also be “blooming.” In her estimation:
Teddi Mellencamp further suggested that Lisa Vanderpump would be sympathetic to Tom Sandovval when she appeared on WWHL because she “always sides with men”. Mellencamp impersonated the famous British restaurateur to simulate how she might weigh in on “Scandoval”:
When it comes to the notion that the star initiated the affair, Tamara Judge said that Vanderpump Rules “skyrocketing right now” when it comes to ratings. Judge also suggested that the titular star only wants the best for his cast. However, Teddi Mellencamp believes that the Briton “wants the best for himself, just like me.”
What did Lisa Vanderpump say on Watch What Happens Live?
When she finally showed up See what’s happening live, Lisa Vanderpump dropped diplomatic thoughts on the cheating scandal. She argued that both Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss deserve “equal” blame, because “it takes two to tango, and they tango.” Although she also said that “it’s not like [Sandoval or Leviss] murdered anyone,” arguing that infidelity is quite common in society. She added (via Page six):
Tom Sandoval first apologized to his business partners for the negative attention he has brought them in the past trying to make amends with Ariana Madix. Raquel Leviss spoke out about her actions also, expressing regret for how it happened. Madix has yet to speak publicly about the situation, although sources say she was taken by surprise. It appears that there will continue to be significant ripple effects from this trial for the foreseeable future. And given how hot the gossip is, don’t be surprised if others join Teddi Mellencamp in dropping big claims on the matter.
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