Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave made her debut as the sixth full-time cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday, she reflected on her experience.
Following the premiere episode, Mellencamp Arroyave, a fitness blogger and mother of two, opened up to her fans and followers on Instagram about the "crazy ride" she has embarked on with her new co-stars and friends.
"Last night was surreal! I’m still taking it all in, especially the comments from the loyal, passionate fans!" Mellencamp Arroyave told her fans and followers on Dec. 20.
Mellencamp Arroyave made her first appearance on the show after returning cast member Dorit Kemsley met with her at her home for a kid's music class with a number of other moms and their children. As fans of the long-running series will recall, Kemsley has two young children, and so does the show's newest star.
Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, share two young kids, and the new reality star is also stepmom to a daughter Edwin shares with his former wife.
Continuing on to her fans and followers on Instagram, Mellencamp Arroyave said that as the series continues, fans will see her holding herself and her co-stars accountable for their behavior.
"Thank you, thank you for joining me on this crazy ride," she continued. "I definitely hold myself accountable for the things I do and I don’t let the ladies off easy either. I have a lot of laughter, make some VERY questionable faces and shed a few tears. But like the great Tom Hanks once said, 'There’s always crying in Housewives.' PS. For those of you DMing me: Yes, I get Botox. Yes, I have a pair of 'polite' fake boobs. But contrary to your belief my nose is all mine."
Mellencamp Arroyave first confirmed her role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with a cast photo on her Instagram page on Nov. 17. At the time, she wrote to her fans about being the new housewife in Beverly Hills.
To see more of Mellencamp Arroyave, her family, and her co-stars, including Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi, and Camille Grammer, don't miss the new episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 8 on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.