Teddi Mellencamp is sharing her unfiltered thoughts on “Two Ts in a Pod” co-host Tamra Judge’s heated feud with fellow Bravo podcaster Teresa Giudice.
“Here’s the thing. Tamra took a lot of jabs from Teresa before she went back,” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum, 41, explains on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.
“Like, Teresa was poking that bear. On the pod, it takes a lot to get an activated Tam.”
Last month, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” OG Giudice, 50, criticized Judge, 55, for inviting “RHONJ” alum Caroline Manzo as a guest on “Two Ts in a Pod”— even though Manzo, 61, is currently at odds with Judge’s good pal Brandi Glanville.
Judge hit her breaking point after Giudice called her a “bad friend” and fired back on the April 21 episode of her hit podcast with Mellencamp.
The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star said that she usually tries to “ignore” any negative comments but thought to herself aloud, “Not today forehead, not today ding dong, not today jailbird – I’m not having it!”
Teddi Mellencamp appears on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast. Page Six
Mellencamp defends “Two Ts in a Pod” co-host Tamra Judge amid the latter’s feud with Teresa Giudice. Two Ts In A Pod/Twitter
In addition to giving her negative take on Judge and Mellencamp’s Manzo interview, Giudice previously accused the duo of inviting her and co-host Melissa Pfeister on “Two Ts in a Pod” to expand their reach and gain more listeners.
However, Mellencamp finds the assertion laughable as her podcast regularly tops charts and consistently surpasses Giudice and Pfeister’s “Namaste B$tches.”
“If you’re going to call us out and act like we’re using you to get one up … if you’re going to say that, just beat us once,” she says. “Just get more downloads than us once. And then start throwing that kind of shade. Just one time!”
Giudice criticized Judge for inviting Caroline Manzo as a guest on “Two Ts in a Pod.”teresagiudice/Instagram
“Beat us once,” Mellencamp says, shading Giudice’s “Namaste B$tches” podcast. Getty Images
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While Mellencamp hopes Giudice gets better at throwing shade, she is urging fans to stay in the shade — or at least slap on some SPF — as the new face of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s #GetNaked campaign.
“For me, it was so important because I never understood the magnitude of skin cancer and melanoma. I really didn’t,” says the accountability coach, who posed naked for the campaign and its accompanying billboard in Times Square.
“Like, growing up in the ‘80s, we would go out, put oil on our skin, iodine, sit out there and bake, burn, peel and then do it again.”
Skin cancer surviror Mellencamp is the new face of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s #GetNaked campaign.Melanoma Research Foundation
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer claiming nearly 8,000 lives in the U.S. each year.
At the behest of BFF and former “RHOBH” co-star Kyle Richards, Mellencamp set up an appointment with her dermatologist last year to look at a few concerning spots on her skin.
She was ultimately diagnosed with Stage 2 melanoma in October 2022, but announced she was cancer-free that December following a successful surgery to remove 11 melanomas and three lymph nodes from her back.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum beat Stage 2 melanoma after undergoing surgery last year. Instagram/ Teddi Mellencamp
“I think when you get news like that, at first you’re really inward. I got turned down for life insurance. I remember being like, ‘What? Am I dying?’” she recalls.
“[I was] really just in a negative headspace about it and kind of sad,” she adds, explaining that her despondency quickly evolved into advocacy.
“And then I realized, what can I do to help other people not make the same mistakes that I made?”