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Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave: Lisa Vanderpump Seems to Say One Thing but Mean Another

"...I don’t know why it would behoove Lisa to exaggerate [the way she did] to Dorit."

By Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave
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Ahhhh! It’s that time again. It’s been a minute, but we are back!

Denise is a #winning addition, right? Phew, what an idiot I am. She really took that faux pas well, so I knew she wasn’t going to have a hard time adjusting to this group.

Speaking of winning, I’m in a new home. And I think waking up to that view every day is totally worth the price tag. I don’t really know. Edwin paid for it. Ask him.

My friendship with Kyle has continued to grow from last season, and I consider her one of my best friends. It’s such an easy, understanding friendship that revolves around laughter and having a good time. And workouts. Lots of workouts. She’s someone I can go to a boxing class with and fangirl out over Justin Bieber and not feel judged or embarrassed. I really love her. I also love the way she does a charcuterie. Even though I apparently don’t know what a pepper is.

Honestly, I feel my relationships with the girls were stronger coming into this season. I saw Vanderpump at events and chatted occasionally. Rinna had me living my best life at Coachella. Erika knowing what Boone’s Farm is has me wanting to crack open some Strawberry Hill with her on a Saturday night. All, that is, except for Dorit. We hadn’t spoken at all, even at events we both were in attendance. I’m anxious about the dog information I was given, and truthfully, I initially was irritated by what I heard Dorit did. But the instant bond Cruz and Jagger had defied any petty drama we may have between us. Lord knows if one of us said the other had a goofy face it would cause World War Three and last an entire season. Those two, they just laugh and have fun together and that was all I needed to realize the Lucy thing just wasn’t my place. 

Ah yes, Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy. 

Before I get into that, I must say that what Lisa Vanderpump has gone through with her brother’s death is unimaginable to me and I completely feel her pain when talking about it. I had, of course, reached out to her when the news hit, and I continued to be a supportive friend. That said, Lisa chose to continue to be a part of this "group" and chose to do and say the things she did. I am responding to the situation at hand and reacting to the actions that she chose. 

I also want to make clear where we are in the timeline. This is before the story about the dog was leaked to the press. So, when Kyle and I arrived at Vanderpump Dogs, the only people who knew what happened were Lisa, Ken, Dorit, PK, the Vanderpump Dogs employees, and myself. 

Yes, I was told a story of what happened before I arrived that day by John Blizzard, Vanderpump Dogs’ Events Coordinator. No, we were not close friends and did not speak regularly. He worked for Lisa and Vanderpump Dogs and so of course, through my continual support of Vanderpump Dogs, like all the times I’d go in with Slate and the charity ride I had done for them earlier in the year, to which he was the only employee to show up, we would chat and such. So, I don’t know why it would behoove Lisa to exaggerate like that to Dorit. Oh wait, I do, but now is not the time for that. 

John Sessa was the other John there that day. You probably recognized him. He has been Lisa’s right hand at Vanderpump Dogs from the get-go. And as Lisa says, he works for them. So not only is it weird that, if Lisa didn’t want it brought up at all, knowing we were filming that day, he would bring the dog out, but there’s easily a moment when he’s grabbing Lucy Lucy off the ground that it’s just him and Vanderpump and she could have told him "Absolutely not." This leads to their even stranger interaction when we start to talk about what happened with the dog and Lisa tells him to stop. He seemed confused, right?

It’s like Lisa Vanderpump is saying one thing but means another. Kinda like how we see her lunch with Dorit, and she says she’s fine but then isn’t. Strange. It's also odd how she says she's sorry she didn't speak to me at the Daily Mail TomTom even when she did--we even filmed a scene together.

Anyhow, just some things to ponder and pay attention to as we venture into this season. Oh, and for the record: Cruz peed on the lawn, not in the pool. He has manners. I taught him well.

XO Teddi

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