RHOBH’s Teddi Mellencamp Admits Keeping Miscarriages a Secret Led Her to ‘Deep and Dark’ Place 


Teddi Mellencamp Admits Keeping Miscarriages a Secret Led Her to ’Deep and Dark’ Place
Teddi Mellencamp attends Bravo’s Premiere Party For ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Season 9 A on February 12, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Honesty hour! Two months after Teddi Mellencamp opened up about her fertility struggles, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star revealed why she spoke up about her “multiple miscarriages.”

“I have to share who I am because I hope that somebody else will feel a bigger relief because of it and know they’re not alone,” the reality star, 37, told Us Weekly at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Mexican Dynasties red carpet and premiere on Tuesday, February 12. “I feel like when I was struggling … I got really deep and dark inside of myself, and I wasn’t very vulnerable with the people around me. I think I struggled more because of it.”

The Bravo star added: “That’s why I tried talking about it because, had I known how common it was for women to have miscarriages, maybe I wouldn’t have gone so deep, dark into my shell. … Had I been more open with people, maybe I would have heard more experiences and stories.”

Teddi and her husband, John Mellencamp, share son Cruz, 4, and daughter Slate, 6, but in November 2018, she told a fan on her Instagram Story that they probably wouldn’t have more children.

“I had multiple miscarriages before Cruz, and the IVF process was very hard for me and I’m not sure I can go through it again,” she wrote at the time. “I feel very blessed with the kiddos we do have.”

The reality star elaborated on that decision at the premiere. “I haven’t gotten pregnant actually ever, so I doubt that it’s going to happen,” Teddi said. “There’s nothing I’m doing to prevent it, but I just don’t know if I’m ready. … I don’t have any eggs left so I would have to do the whole entire process again, and it was really hard.”

For now, the mother of two is in a great place with her kids — in terms of communication and being able to go on the “same rides” at Disneyland. “When you bring a new baby into the mix, that just changes,” she said.

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