Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is getting a facelift. Teddi Jo Mellencamp, daughter of music legend John Cougar Mellencamp, will be joining the other Housewives next season.

It is unclear at this time whether or not Mellencamp will be a full-time Housewife or appear as a Friend of the Housewives like last season’s Eden Sassoon.

Teddi’s describes herself in her Instagram bio as an “accountability coach and fitmom addicted to sweat and laughter” and a “writer of honest sarcastic reviews for anything health/fitness.” Teddi has her own fitness blog where she promises to be completely blunt and honest. She is married to husband Edwin Arroyave and has two children and one step-child.

Former Housewife Camille Grammer shared a photo to Instragram of herself alongside current cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley. Fellow former Housewife Adrienne Maloof and an unidentified blonde on were also in the photo posted on Thursday, July 6. The unidentified blonde in the photo is none other than Teddi Jo Mellencamp herself. The ladies posed in front of the Las Vegas skyline with the caption “Hot night in Vegas.”

Bravo declined to comment on Teddi’s involvement.

Fans welcoming Teddi to the series must also bid farewell to Housewife Eileen Davidson. Davidson confirmed on Instagram that she was walking away from the series after three seasons.

After a lot of careful thought, I’ve decided because of my crazy schedules at The Young and The Restless, as well as Days of Our Lives, it’s best for me and my family if I step away from being a Housewife for now. But you never know, I might be popping in from time to time just to see what the ladies are up to! Thanks for your love and support guys!!!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns to Bravo later this year.


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