After officially announcing her departure from the series in September after appearing on the Bravo reality series for three seasons, Teddi opened up about the evolution of her storyline on the show before admitting to bouts with anxiety during filming.
“The show only showed a certain portion of my life,” Teddi said of the way her full-time role on the series changed.
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“The first season showed me with my kids and my husband and my job, and then after that, it really just became about the relationships with the other women. I think it was really hard to feel as invested as I like to feel in my business, in my home life, all of those things, because I was filming six days a week,” she continued.
Teddi joined the show during its eighth season and continued to appear in an “official Housewife” position until after season 10 in 2019.
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“As much as I love the show and I have no complaints, I was always my authentic self, it’s been nice to really be there for my family right now,” Teddi went on, giving a nod to husband Edwin Arroyave and the three children they share.
“I don’t feel like I have to rush out the door to film something. I’m excited about the things in the future,” she added.
According to Teddi, she struggled with anxiety during her years on the show.
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Moving on to the struggles she faced while filming “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Teddi admitted that the anxiety took its toll on her, and her life outside of the show.
“The anxiety from a show like ‘Housewives’ is a lot. It’s different than being on a morning show or being on another type of show because it’s constant drama,” she shared. “For someone like me, who struggles with anxiety in general, it would tend to weigh on me in all aspects of my life.”
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Also during the interview, Teddi opened up about working with Jeff Lewis.
“It was so much fun. He’s such a big personality, he’s really funny, and he has such a good heart. That’s what I really learned about him,” she revealed, adding that Jeff participated in the two-week jumpstart of her accountability program.
“I think it was great for him because he kind of got started on some things he wanted to shift, and some things that he was like ‘you know what, I’m good here.’ I think that’s the beauty of it, is figuring out what works for you,” she shared.