Teddi Mellencamp says former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Dorit Kemsley is doing well after becoming a victim of a gunpoint home invasion.
“She is so incredibly strong,” Teddi told “Access Hollywood” on Wednesday. “The way that she was able to handle everything, the way that her kids never had to know anything was going on, I mean, she’s just so beautiful and strong.”
The All-In founder noted that Dorit has a lot of work to do before completely getting over the ordeal.
“You know, it’s very traumatic. Beyond traumatic,” she continued. “I know I’m having a hard time sleeping at night, and it didn’t even happen to me. I just know that when kids are involved … she’s a good person and nobody deserves that. I’m just so beyond grateful that they’re all OK.”
Teddi added that she spent the morning after the robbery with Dorit and her kids.
“I started getting these text messages from people like, ‘Is Dorit okay?’ And I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And then I saw the news [reports] that her house had been broken into and her kids were home and that she was robbed, and so I spent the morning over there at her house,” she said.
She continued, “And I don’t want to share anything private from her end, but it’s just one of those things that’s so heartbreaking. And I know when people say, ‘When you’re on a reality TV show you signed up for this,’ and that’s the part that’s so devastating — nobody signs up to be violated in that way.”
A source close to Dorit tells PEOPLE that the Beverly Beach designer is “trying to heal from the trauma” of the ordeal.
“She is continuing to put one foot in front of the other and is trying to keep things as normal as possible for her children while personally trying to heal from the trauma she has experienced,” the source said. “She has a long journey ahead involving therapy and is committed to the process.”
Meanwhile, Dorit recently revealed that no suspects have been identified in the robbery at her Encino home.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Dorit said when asked if the police have found any suspects.
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