Teddi Mellencamp has quite the theory about Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval‘s shocking affair.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum believes that her former friend and co-star Lisa Vanderpump “paid” Raquel to have an affair with Tom in order to boost ratings for Vanderpump Rules and secure another season of the show.
“She probably paid Raquel [Leviss] to do this,” Teddi suggested while appearing on Melissa Gorga’s “On Display” podcast.
Teddi went on to claim that the cheating scandal is the only reason Andy Cohen is suddenly inviting LVP to be on Watch What Happens Live, adding that “nobody’s cared until now.”
The mom of three went on to predict that LVP would take Tom’s side in the scandal since she “always takes the men’s side.”
“She’s gonna say the same points that I’ve been saying, like, ‘Listen, [Sandoval and Madix] weren’t in a good place for a long time. His needs weren’t met. [Sandoval and Leviss] fell in love. They couldn’t help themselves,’” Teddi explained.
While fellow guest Tamra Judge insists that LVP only “wants the best for her cast,” Teddi isn’t buying it.
She retorted, “I think she wants the best for herself, as I would as well. You guys wouldn’t? You’d want your shows to tank?”
Tamra then pointed out that VPR is “skyrocketing right now” in the ratings.
“Which is my point, which is exactly what [Vanderpump] wants,” Teddi replied. She went on to predict that Raquel will be “engaged and pregnant within a year.”
As we previously reported, Tom and Raquel’s seven-month-long affair broke in the news on March 5, just two days after Tom’s longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix, found sexually explicit videos of Raquel on his phone. Ariana quickly ended her nearly ten-year relationship with Tom.
Bravo cameras quickly went back up in order to capture the drama on camera for season ten of the show.
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.