The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be without Teddi Mellencamp when it returns for its 11th season after producers decided the daughter of rock star John Mellencamp wasn’t right for the show’s dynamic, an insider told the Daily Mail. The soon-to-be-former co-star is reportedly not interesting enough and castmates are allegedly concerned about the unhealthy diets she promotes.
Teddi has been with RHOBH for three seasons now, having joined the Bravo series in 2017 for its eighth season. However, the 10th installment, which just wrapped, will be her last, according to an unidentified production source on the program.
“Teddi will be advised this week that she will not be picked up for another season,” they said, adding that the network has not been impressed with her performance.
Supposedly, the problem is that her interactions with castmates don’t seem to bring the drama that the production team is going for.
“She is boring and stale and does not offer anything to the franchise with her robotic and staged delivery when interacting with the other cast members,” the source said, noting that Bravo had wanted to can her at the end of Season 9, but decided to give her one last chance.
Further, the insider claims that Teddi’s only real friend on the show is Kyle Richards, but even that friendship has its limitations — Kyle is likely to ditch Teddi as a friend once the network cancels her contract, they predicted.
It’s not just Teddi’s apparent inability to fit in with the rest of the women — and her purportedly bad acting — that has estranged her from the program where she’s starred for the past three seasons. It seems that fellow castmates, as well as the show’s producers, have concerns about her relationship with her All In weight loss regimen.
In addition to having a hefty price tag, the system relies on “coaches” who are supposed to keep members accountable but have been accused of being aggressive.
Additionally, some participants have claimed the program restricts them to 500 calories per day while expecting that they do an hour of cardiovascular training — a dangerous combination. The report also noted that such programs often target young women, many of whom have unrealistic expectations about their bodies.
Since RHOBH‘s audience consists largely of young women, the producers reportedly believe that Teddi’s shilling of her brand isn’t a good fit for the viewers.
Bravo has not responded to requests for comment.