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Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Opens Up About "Struggling" and How Edwin Arroyave Helps Her

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum shared a sweet "appreciation post" for her husband, Edwin, along with an update on her health. 

By Jenny Berg

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave recently shared a candid update on her health and her marriage. In the clip above from Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum admits that her marriage with Edwin Arroyave has had its rough spots. However, her more recent Instagram share reveals that her husband has helped her cope with some struggles in the most loving way. 

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"A little [Edwin] appreciation post as we go on almost 15 years. Some days we are so busy with work, kids and life that I don’t let him know when I am struggling," wrote Teddi, who has been open about her recent melanoma treatments, on November 13. 

To see what else Teddi had to say, keep reading.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Edwin Arroyave's Marriage

To show how supportive Edwin is, Teddi shared an anecdote about a recent night in which she was struggling after an event their son, Slate, was competing at. "Last night I had no choice. I came home from Slate’s competition and the toll from my immunotherapy treatment hit new levels," she explained. "Tears, extreme pain from the inside-out, sores, vomiting and sadness rushed over me. Edwin could have tried to give me a quick fix or tell me I am OK or give me a pep-talk. Instead, he comforted me, held my hair back and showed me love and compassion."

Teddi's post concluded: "So often we want to be strong for our partner, pretending to be super-human for the sake of optics or a fear of being seen as weak. But last night, I felt a strength from Edwin that radiated through both of us— and it’s something I still feel as I write this."

Teddi Mellencamp and husband Edwin Arroyave pose for a photo

The Latest on Teddi Mellencamp Arrroyave's Health

During her October 25 appearance on WWHL, Teddi shared more details about her recent diagnosis and the treatment path she's pursuing. "I am OK. I'm on my 13th [melanoma]. The 13th one came back and my margins aren't clear. It's the first time that's happened," she shared.

"Now, I've started an immunotherapy cream," Teddi continued. "And if that doesn't work — which, as of now, I'm two weeks in and it hasn't worked — then they will do a skin graft from my lower abdomen, and take the skin from there, and put it in my back."

The accountability coach went on to open up about her past with the disease. "I saw a picture ... from 2018, and I finally saw for the first time what was happening," she said. "I always had a white spot on my back, but there was a time ... where the white spots turned red, and that's when the change, I think, started happening." 

Teddi added: "The biggest thing I can say about this is, no matter what it is that it looks like, you have absolutely no idea. We're not doctors, we don't know, just go get checked. Go get checked [out by a dermatologist] every six months. It's easy and it's worth it." 

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