Teddi Mellencamp Says Kyle Richards is “Protecting Mauricio” and Suggests He ‘Effed Up’ as RHOBH Alum Seemingly Implies She Was Cheated on in The Past

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Teddi Mellencamp Seemingly Suggests Both She and Kyle Richards Were Cheated On by Their Husbands in The Past, as RHOBH Alum Addresses Mauricio’s Recent Hand-Holding Pics With Emma

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Kyle Richards’ good friend Teddi Mellencamp seemingly suggested that both she and Kyle were cheated on by their husbands in the past as the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum discussed the recent photos of Mauricio Umansky holding hands with his Dancing with the Stars partner Emma Slater.

The photos surfaced after Kyle and Mauricio opened up about their separation, though Mauricio claimed he and Emma are just friends.

On her Two T’s In A Pod podcast, Teddi and her co-host Tamra Judge spoke of how Kyle came off angry while Mauricio appeared calm during their cringy scene on the RHOBH season 13 premiere. During a conversation, Kyle shut down Mauricio’s suggestions that she stop getting tattoos and also called out Mauricio for not knowing the number of tattoos she had on her body.

Teddi seemed to suggest that Mauricio was the one who ‘effed up’ and that Kyle was simply reacting.

“Most of the time, the person that effs up isn’t the angry one,” said Teddi.

“So you think he’s the one that effed up?” asked Tamra.

“I think that it’s clear by watching this that Kyle is hiding how she’s feeling about things with Mauricio,” responded Teddi.

Later, Teddi added: “I think it’s clear at this point Kyle’s not ready to open up fully and it looks to me like she’s protecting Mauricio but she’s freaking pissed.”


Teddi Mellencamp spilled some tea as she claimed Kyle Richards was “protecting” Mauricio Umansky, & suggested he ‘effed up’ during a recent episode of her ‘Two Ts in a Pod’ pidcast. #RHOBH #MauricioUmansky #RealHousewives #KyleRichards #TeddiMellencamp #BravoTV #bravotv

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And in a clip shared by @breakingtherules_podcast on TikTok, Teddi seemingly suggested that both she and Kyle were formerly cheated on.

“I think we’re just gonna keep seeing more and I think it’s really, I think it’s also jarring to us because [Kyle and Mauricio] always come off as such a united front,” said Teddi, addressing the situation. “You know you’ve always seen them as this couple, but I’m sorry when traumatic things happen, and that is actually what happens.”

Teddi then likened the situation to her own: “For years I had so much resentment towards Edwin, and it was to the point where I couldn’t even look at him. And the fact that we’ve been able to work through it has been huge.”

She continued, “But like once you’ve been burned, it’s really hard to come back.”

“Wait, are you saying he cheated on you?” asked her co-host Tamra Judge.

Teddi replied, “Um … I’m saying, I’m saying that the photographs that, um, Kyle just had to see online from TMZ were very triggering for me.”


Wow! That was not the only tea drop that podcast…she also stated that Kyle had years of resentment and sadness because of Mauricio. #fyp #foryou #breakingtherulespodcast #twotsinapod #rhobh #premiere #teddimellencamp #tamrajudge #edwin #mauricioumansky #cheater #bravo #realhousewives #divorce #separation

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.