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Teddi Mellencamp reveals why she had no contact with her father as a teenager

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As fans know, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp’s father is Arroyave singer John Mellencamp. In a November 2022 podcast episode “Two Ts In A Pod,” hosted by “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge, Arroyave opened up about her relationship with the 71-year-old.

During the recording of the “Two Ts In A Pod” episode, Arroyave responded to a fan who wanted her to further expand on her claim that she didn’t grow up rich. She stated that her mother, Victoria Granucci, had trouble handling money.

“When my parents got divorced, I was in third grade, my mother was getting a significant amount of money, but she was a young girl. She married my father when she was 18, so we moved to a completely different state, to a new place, whatever. She got a lump sum and then she would get child support,” Arroyave explained.

The mother-of-four went on to say that by the time she entered high school, they “didn’t have any money.” She also shared that her father did not support her financially when she decided to live in California.

“My rule with my dad was if I wanted to move to California and not go to college, I had to support myself. So I don’t have a trust fund, there wasn’t a trust fund,” the former Bravo personality said.

She then shared that a conversation about finances resulted in her not dating the “Jack & Diane” singer.

“When I was 15, we got into a fight and didn’t talk about money for three years,” Arroyave said. “Because we want to pretend we don’t have feelings, we say things like ‘the best three years of my life.’ You know, like we’re joking around.”

During the “Two Ts In A Pod” episode, Arroyave shared that she would be interested in returning to RHOBH. As fans know, the reality TV personality has been fired from the series after season 10. She stated that she would like the opportunity to be more transparent about her private life. The All-In founder revealed that she and husband Edwin Arroyave struggled with relationship issues while filming their first season of RHOBH, which premiered in 2017.

“There are things I really couldn’t say before that I would change about myself,” Arroyave said.

She also shared her father advised her to “play hard” to potentially return to RHOBH.

In October 2022, Arroyave announced that she had been diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma. The RHOBH alum, meanwhile, opened up about her health struggles an appearance in November 2022 on the Tamron Hall Show. Arroyave shared that she initially denied her diagnosis and tried to put on a brave face for her family.

“I felt really empowered and felt like I had to put on a good show for my family. And then I realized I was tense. And I wasn’t who I naturally am to them. And being authentic and being vulnerable with them is what they needed,” Arroyave said.

The 41-year-old also shared that she uses her diagnosis as a teaching moment for her children.

“I have scars all over, now on my shoulder, I took the kids to the doctor. To show them, to have their birthmarks checked, to see their bodies,” Arroyave said.

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