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Teddi Mellencamp Is a Proud Mom of Three Children — Facts about the Former RHOBH Star

Manuela Cardiga
Sep 30, 2020
10:40 A.M.

Former "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Teddi Mellencamp is the daughter of rocker John Mellencamp and the mother to three children.


Accountability coach and former reality star Teddi Mellencamp shares three children with husband Edwin Arroyave and she's having quite a year, as a mother and as a professional, but she's soldiering through.

In February, Teddi gave birth to her third child, Dove, a sweet surprise to mom and dad, who'd had to resort to medical procedures to conceive their eldest children, Slate and Cruz. But Dove's health issues and her own work problems have put extra pressure on Teddi.

Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave, with Cruz and Slate Arroyave at the 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave, with Cruz and Slate Arroyave at the 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images


Teddi's father is rock star John "Cougar" Mellencamp, and her mother is his second wife, actress Victoria Granucci. Teddi has a sister, Justice, and two half brothers, Hud and Speck, from her father's marriage to third wife, model Elaine Irwin.


Teddi's been around the rich and famous all her life, which made her a perfect fit for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Her dad's been dating celebrities for years, and in 2019, it looked like Meg Ryan was going to be her stepmother.



Teddi's admitted that she met Edwin in 2008 after they hooked up for a one-night-stand. They were never supposed to see each other again, but instead, she fell in love with the actor whom she thought was called "Edward."

The couple married in 2011 in Paris, and have now been together for 12 years. Edwin is a businessman, the CEO of Skyline Security Management and, like most people in L.A., he is also a producer and an actor.



Teddi was eager to become a mom, but she was to suffer several miscarriages, before resorting to painful and protracted treatments in order to conceive her two oldest children.

Edwin and Teddi welcomed daughter Slate, conceived through intrauterine insemination, in October 2012; and son Cruz was conceived through IVF in August 2014. In 2019, Teddi was stunned to discover that she was pregnant again, naturally.

In order to correct her condition and allow for the normal development of her brain, little Dove had neurosurgery



Teddi revealed that she was nine weeks into her pregnancy with her third baby before she discovered she was pregnant. She had gone through so much to have Slate and Cruz, that the idea that she might fall pregnant naturally never even occurred to her.

Teddi and Edwin were delighted, and in February 2020, they welcomed their third child, a little girl named Dove. Edwin announced that mother and daughter were well and healthy, but doctors would later make a dire diagnosis.



Doctors discovered that Dove was born with a condition called craniosynostosis. This means that the bones of Dove's skull fused prematurely, and couldn't expand as her brain grew.

Since the skull of a baby with craniosynostosis can't expand, it starts to deform under the pressure of the growing brain. This can lead to several problems, depending on the gravity of the condition, including developmental delays.



In order to correct her condition and allow for the normal development of her brain, little Dove had neurosurgery in July 2020, at just 6 months. Thankfully, the procedure was a success.

Teddi shared a sweet video on Instagram, showing herself listening to music with Dove, who is looking bright-eyed and alert, despite the bandages wrapped around her head.



While Teddi was dealing with little Dove's imminent surgery, Slate lost the tip of one finger, when a door slammed on her little hand. The seven-year-old subsequently developed necrosis on her injured finger.

Slate was placed in a hyperbaric chamber in order to help her heal and had to undergo skin grafts. Through all this, her greatest supporter and constant companion was her devoted little brother, Cruz, six.



Through all this, Teddi has been dealing with a storm of controversy, a barrage of criticism on Instagram over her diet and fitness program, "All In by Teddi Mellencamp."

Teddi's "All In" diet was based on her experiences with her own fluctuating weight, which at one time, she revealed, reached 200 pounds. However, disgruntled clients complained that the program, which costs on average $399 per month, is unsafe.


"All In" contemplates the consumption of 1,000 calories a day, well below the recommended 1,600 to 2,400 calories for a sedentary adult -- and Teddi's program also demands that clients do 30 minutes of cardio a day.

The negative publicity impacted on Teddi's presence on "Real Housewives of Beverley Hills," and the celebrity admits that "RHOBH" decided not to renew her contract. Although saddened at leaving the show after three seasons, the break will also provide Teddi with more time to dedicate to her three adorable children and her coaching work.

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