Kyle Richards celebrated Teddy Melenkamp in a touching Instagram post, hours after Melenkamp confirmed his departure from The Real Hosts of Beverly Hills.
“To my friend @teddimellencamp, whom I love and adore. I’m so grateful for #RHOBH for bringing you into my life,”
“I look forward to witnessing what the universe is preparing for you next. I know it will be amazing. You deserve everything. Cheers, ”she continued.
Earlier this week, there was speculation that Mellencamp had left the Bravo series after three seasons. On Tuesday, the mother of three confirmed the news on social media via video.
“I recently found out that my contract as a ‘housewife’ is not renewed,” the accountability coach said in the video, likening its outcome to a “separation”.
“I was sad when I received the news. It’s like a separation, almost because you develop such a strong relationship with the cast, with the crew and you do amazing things that you will probably never experience without the show, “she said.
Melenkamp, 39, whose friendship with the 51-year-old Richards was a frequent topic of conversation among the actors, later responded to her friend’s Instagram post.
“Because of Pete, I was going to fall asleep, and then I took that label and cried a little. I love you, my friend, and I can’t wait for many more years of laughter and trouble together, “she commented.
Mellencamp was recently set on fire off-screen when a number of women made accusations about her All In reporting program. Former participants claimed that the program required 60 minutes of cardiovascular activity per day and that it limited them to 500 calories per day. Since then, Mellencamp has reviewed the claims and defended its program.
“We realize that social media is a blessing and a curse and can reveal the best of people and the worst,” Melenkamp said on Thursday. “We have so many great friends and fans on social media, but there are also bad guys and there will always be people who want to feel better by making other people feel worse. This saddens me, but it does.
“I decided to start All In, when so many of my Instagram followers started connecting and wanted to achieve the same level of accountability I had found for myself. I realized that this is actually my goal and what I love to do. Helping others feel better, ”she concluded.