"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" alum Teddi Mellencamp thinks there's something a little inauthentic about the "Vanderpump Rules" cheating scandal.
In fact, Teddi wonders if her former friend Lisa Vanderpump orchestrated the whole thing behind the scenes to boost ratings for the Bravo show.
"She probably paid Raquel [Leviss] to do this," Teddi said, referring to the cheating scandal involving "Vanderpump Rules" stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel.
The former "Housewives" star said on an episode of Melissa Gorga's "On Display" podcast that "nobody cared" about Lisa's show "until now."
"I think [Lisa] wants the best for herself, as I would, as well," Teddi said. "You guys wouldn't? You want your shows to tank?"
Teddi even went on to "guarantee" that Raquel will be "engaged and pregnant within a year," which only increases interest.
On March 1, news broke that Ariana Madix dumped Tom, her boyfriend of nearly 10 years, after discovering he'd been cheating on her with Raquel, their "Vanderpump" costar. Tom and Raquel has apologized for the scandal.
Lisa appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" last week to discuss the scandal and defend her costars.
"Actually, I really want to talk about this because this kind of vigilante justice I don't agree with at all," she said, referring to backlash and even death threats being lobbed at Tom and Raquel. "I think these are people that are living their life in a public forum, which is very difficult. There's so much infidelity in the world. It's not like they murdered anyone."
Lisa added, "I'm not saying we should let them off the hook. Condemn their actions, but don't condemn the people. All this aggression … it can have serious ramifications. I really mean that. I think everybody should be careful with that. I don't like it and I don't want to see it."