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.
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.
Is Teddi Mellencamp’s Theory About Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval’s Affair Believable?
Teddi Mellencamp believes that Lisa Vanderpump paid Raquel Leviss to have an affair with Tom Sandoval in order to boost ratings for Vanderpump Rules and secure another season of the show.
Teddi claims that the cheating scandal between Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval is the reason why Andy Cohen invited Lisa Vanderpump to be on Watch What Happens Live. According to Teddi, nobody cared about the scandal until now.
Teddi predicts that Lisa Vanderpump will take Tom Sandoval’s side in the scandal, as she believes Vanderpump always takes the men’s side. Teddi explains that Vanderpump will likely argue that Sandoval and Leviss fell in love because Sandoval’s needs weren’t being met in his relationship with Ariana Madix.