Teddi Mellencamp, a former castmate on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, shares three kids with her husband Edwin Arroyave. Their daughter Slate was born in 2012, their son Cruz in 2014, and their daughter Dove in 2020.
Edwin, however, welcomed another child – Isabella, in 2008 – with a woman from a past relationship. Little is known about the relationship (or how it ended), but it seems Teddi and Edwin began dating the year his first daughter was born (according to Teddi’s first blog post for Bravo).
In May of this year, Teddi and Christina Mecklenburg (Edwin’s ex) suggested there was a long journey before they got together as co-parents for Isabella, but it appears they finally managed to do it.
The Bravolebrity posted a photo on Instagram, hugging Christina as they shared a girls’ night with the oldest daughters at an Olivia Rodrigo concert.
“Only took us 13.5 years but we did it,” wrote Teddi. “Grateful for the time we had with the girls and each other. @christinamecklenburg.”
Christina posted photos of the evening as well, and she wrote a similar message: “Took us 13.5 years to get here, but we did it … Thank you for being such an amazing loving stepmama to Isabella, @teddimellencamp 💕💕#coparenting.”
Teddi then responded, “We did and we had the best time.”
Other Instagram users commented on the post.
“Does this mean you didn’t get along until now???” one person wrote.
“The peace you’ve brought to both girls is unimaginable — bravo mamas,” a different user expressed.
Another shared, “Such respect for you all for making it great for the kids.”
“Cheers to putting differences aside!” wrote another. “Loving and supporting the children is always number 1!”
According to social media posts, Teddi seems to have a strong relationship with her stepdaughter. On Isabella’s 10th birthday, Teddi shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
“From the moment your daddy introduced me to you I knew my life was forever changed in a way I could have never imagined,” said the star. “I am so grateful to have gotten to know and grow with you. You are smart, kind, beautiful, and talented … I love being your stepmom and Slate and Cruz are beyond blessed to have you as the best big sister in the world. We love you infinities.”