“For those of you messaging me about some rumor posted yesterday re: my return to RHOBH,” she shared on her Instagram story. “Zero truth to it so [no] need to message me worried about it or hating on me because of it. I will always be authentic and honest when things occur.”
A rumor circulated that Mellencamp was fired and was yet to be reported. This isn’t the first time rumors surrounded Mellencamp’s departure. Someone previously created a fake tweet fronting as Mellencamp, stating that she was walking away from the series. “Whoever made that fake tweet thanks for the extra press,” Mellencamp tweeted.
Teddi Mellencamp has received significant backlash this season
Mellencamp has fielded extreme amounts of social media hate this season and even a Change.org petition demanding she and Kyle Richards be fired. She ended up sharing a video and a post on Instagram addressing the anger. “You don’t always have to agree with me,” she wrote.
“You don’t even have to like me but wishing someone would die is taking it to the next level,” she continued. “Please watch the show. Enjoy it. It’s entertainment and our lives can be crazy! Pick your faves and your villains, laugh, cry, relate etc but wishing death on another human is just wrong on so many levels. I hope those that follow me or those that just come on to troll can understand and respect that this needs to stop.”
A number of cast members supported her statement, including Brandi Glanville who stirred a good amount of the drama this season. “Well said!” Glanville commented. “This is a show about our lives the good the bad and the ugly. We signed up to share everything. That is the job. Hate us or love just remember we are human beings. Being invested in the show is understandable but wishing harm on someone (you don’t even know) is just wrong.”
‘Housewives’ cast members are always auditioning for the next season
The rumor mill may be churning after a few long-standing Housewives were fired. First Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge were fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County. Recently, Dorinda Medley was let go from The Real Housewives of New York City.
Housewives friend and insider David Yontef said producers tend to make decisions about casting during the reunion. “When you go to the reunion, the reunion is not your closure for the season,” he said during a recent Patreon episode. “It is your audition for next season.”
“If a Housewife had a really harsh season and was a terror, coming to the reunion to double down is the worst thing you could do,” he continued. “It shows no personal growth like you sat there and watched yourself back all season and now are not sorry and have not changed?”
“How much fun is that going to be for an audience to watch next season,” he questioned. “It will just be more of the same. I think that is a crucial mistake that a lot of Housewives make. You need to bring the drama and have opinions and something to say. But when you hijack the show so it’s about you all day, every day, and overpower it, you are too much drama, especially in the world we are living in now. It a red flag sign that you will probably be on the chopping block. That’s when it brings down the overall quality of the show and it goes from being fun and salacious to watch to this is kinda uncomfortable.”