Lisa Vanderpump, Teddi Mellencamp Settle ‘Puppygate’ Feud

Teddi Mellencamp says she and Lisa Vanderpump have finally settled their feud – years after the infamous ‘Puppygate’ scandal.

“We did have a nice conversation. We respected each other,” the reality star said on Tuesday’s episode of her podcast “Two Ts in a Pod” with Tamra Judge.

“I Have Not Talked To” [Lisa] in years. The last time we had a conversation was not good.”

Mellencamp, 40, explained that she reconciled with Vanderpump, 61, at an after party for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The party took place at TomTom in West Hollywood, California, which Vanderpump co-owns with Ken Todd, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz.

The former “RHOBH” star said that after she walked in, she asked Vanderpump’s husband if he thought it would be a good idea to “try to clear the air” – to which he gave her the green light.

“In the end, we just went through it,” Mellencamp recalls. “It was mainly, like, all the things that we probably would have said to each other at the reunion, if we’d had the reunion.”

Mellencamp added that while she and Vanderpump are “cured” after their nearly 40-minute chat, she doesn’t think they’ll be having lunch together anytime soon.

Tamra Judge takes a selfie of Vanderpump and Mellencamp in conversation
Tamra Judge snapped photos of the former “Housewives” catching up in Los Angeles.

As Vidak For Congress previously reported, “Puppygate” started in 2019 when co-star Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog named Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy from the Vanderpump dog rescue center. Kemsley, 45, eventually gave the puppy away to another family, claiming at the time that it didn’t suit hers.

Unfortunately, that family also gave up the dog and placed her in a kill shelter, which Vanderpump Dogs warned. The situation prompted Vanderpump to confront Kemsley directly with the poor doggie.

Lisa Vanderpump poses for a photo on the red carpet
Mellencamp claims that she and Vanderpump are “cured.”
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Shortly after the incident, Kemsley’s story was leaked to the press by an unnamed source, which many “RHOBH” cast members believed to be Vanderpump.

However, the restaurateur – who abruptly stopped leaving “RHOBH” in the middle of season 9 amid the drama – has vehemently denied the claim for years.

Vanderpump has not yet commented on Mellencamp’s side of the story.

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