RHOBH’s Teddi Mellencamp Dishes on Reuniting With Lisa Vanderpump at TomTom, Comment That Upset Lisa and Reacts to Tom Girardi’s Legal Drama, Plus See Pic of Lisa and Teddi

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RHOBH's Teddi Mellencamp Dishes on Rehashing Puppy Gate With LVP at TomTom, Comment That Upset Her and Reacts to Tom Girardi Legal Drama

Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge ventured to TomTom with the Vanderpump Rules cast after filming the MTV Movie and TV Awards last week, and while there, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum ran into her former co-star, Lisa Vanderpump.

After first feeling hesitant to venture to Lisa and Ken Todd‘s restaurant, which they co-own with Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, Teddi was talked into the idea by Tamra. And once she arrived at the venue, she didn’t hesitate to approach Ken in hopes of hearing his thoughts on a potential chat with his wife.

“I’m like, ‘I don’t feel comfortable.’ I haven’t talked to her in years. The last time that we had any conversation was not good and so I, out of respect, I walked up to Ken and said, ‘I’m with this group of people. Do you think I should go up and have a conversation with Lisa,’ which would not be an apology on my part. I’m like, ‘But do you think I should try and clear the air?’” Teddi explained on the June 7 episode of Two T’s in a Pod. “And he said, ‘Yeah, I think you should.’”

While Teddi estimated her chat with Lisa lasted for “20 minutes or so,” Tamra quickly corrected her, saying it was more like “40 minutes.”

“I’m literally taking pictures behind my shoulder of you guys and there’s some that look a little heated,” Tamra admitted of the ladies’ encounter.

And Teddi didn’t deny that things were tense.

“We just went through it. It was mainly all the things we probably would have said to her at the reunion, had we had the reunion,” she revealed.

As RHOBH fans well know, the season nine reunion was focused heavily on the Puppy Gate storyline of the season, which saw Lisa being accused of leaking a negative story about Dorit Kemsley allegedly abandoning a dog she adopted from her animal rescue center, Vanderpump Dogs.

“Mainly, she’s kind of over all that. She’s like, ‘I get it. Neither of the guys that involved you in the situation with me even work for me anymore.’ Time seemed to… I don’t know healed, but healed-ish,” Teddi shared.

That said, Lisa did inform Teddi about a comment that upset her.

“She said, ‘The one thing that I really didn’t like that you said was that I would never be brought back on Beverly Hills.’ I don’t know that she wants to go back or she doesn’t want to go back. I just think that ultimately hurt her ego that I said that,” Teddi explained. “But we did have a nice conversation. We were respectful to one another. [And] I did ask her if she’d come on the pod and she was like, ‘Why would I do that?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know. I think you’d be funny.’ So that’s where we left it.”

Following Teddi’s conversation with Lisa, Tamra had a conversation of her own with the RHOBH alum, who reportedly told her that she should return to The Real Housewives of Orange County.

“I did have a conversation with her about the Housewives. She said, ’Tamra, why are you not on the housewives anymore? It’s total crap now… You need to come back,’” Tamra recalled.

Also on the podcast, Teddi reacted to the news of Erika Jayne‘s estranged husbandThomas Girardi, being disbarred and forced to pay $2.3 million in restitution following numerous ethic violations.

“It’s hard to keep track of the lawsuits,” she admitted. “I think everything just getting out of control and then you read it in the press and then you see something different on the show. We really have no idea.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.