Change-ups for any show, scripted or reality, can be a big deal — though Real Housewives of various locales tend to have a few people come and go to keep things fresh.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is losing Eileen Davidson, a beloved castmember, but they’re gaining a new one — whose "quirks" are already more than apparent. This should be interesting.
She’s no Eileen Davidson, but that’s not a fair standard.
Eileen Davidson is leaving The Real Housewives of Bevery Hills because she’s on The Young and the Restless and also on Days of Our Lives.
Since filming schedules are bonkers for shows that air every day of the week, it’s hard to bee on three shows at once.
We guess that she just decided to drop the unscripted drama and stick to scripts.
(We’d have probably done the same, honestly)
Joining the cast of some of the most extra women on the West Coast sounds a little daunting, but they’ve already found the girl for the job.
E! reports that Teddi Jo Mellencamp.is joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 8
Yes, she’s the daughter of music legend John Mellencamp.
(And not in any way related to the mutant named Mellencamp from X-Men comics, we’re sorry to say)
It’s not yet clear whether she’s going to be a full-time housewife or if she’ll just be popping in, but we’re sure that we’ll all find out.
Since she’s been cleared to be on the show, we’re guessing that she’s less out-of-control than John Mellencamp’s sons who were charged for an alleged beatdown several years back.
But we do know a couple of things about Teddi already.
Teddi and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, seem to be into fitness.
Her Instagram is all about working out.
She loves to sweat, apparently, even though sweating is one of the most disgusting feelings that a human can experience.
Most of us try to ignore it when it happens but she just … seeks it out, for reasons that we can’t explain.
That photo of her with her husband?
They snapped that selfie while running on the beach early on Saturday morning.
It’s never too early or too weekend to suffer, apparently.
And then there’s this pensive photo of Teddi:
Her captions were just her lamenting that she couldn’t find a 6am fitness class on Saturdays.
(Excuse me while I go snap some selfies while complaining that there aren’t any scorpions that crawl on my face while I sleep)
Aside from taking a reasonable activity like exercise and pushing it to the extreme of an obsession that might literally be unhealthy, Teddi seems like she has the potential to really work out as a castmember.
She has two children and a stepchild, though we don’t expect to see much of her kids on the show.
Though cameramen might have to get on segways and follow her, because it’s hard to imagine her sitting still for very long.
(Sorry — she seems great, but when you’re a fitness nut it can come across a little nuts)
Shake-ups are always uncertain, and Bravo hasn’t yet actually commented on Teddi’s involvement with the show.
Whenever they’re ready to spill all of the details is when we’ll know more.
Teddi’s famous dad could work for and against her with some of the housewives on the show, so we’ll keep an eye on that.
We just can’t imagine that she could deliver lines like "Beast?! How dare you?!" with Eileen Davidson’s dramatic perfection.