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Teddi Mellencamp Calls Daughter a ‘Trooper’ After Brain Surgery, Gives Progress Report

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp speaks out about her daughter’s recent brain surgery.

Those are two words that strike fear in every person, no matter how tough: “Brain surgery.” Neurosurgery is actually more common than you’d think. Recovery can be painful, no matter the patient’s age. But a six-month-old baby needing brain surgery? That’s a parent’s worst nightmare.

And it’s one that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp went through last month. Her youngest daughter, Dove, needed surgery to correct a skull deformation. Teddi gave birth to Dove in February of 2020.

RHOBH Star’s Daughter Needed Brain Surgery

Last month the RHOBH star let fans know about her daughter’s upcoming surgery. Teddi said that her daughter was diagnosed with Lambdoid Craniosynostosis. The rare condition affects the skull of the brain, giving the head a “misshapen appearance,” per People. However, Teddi originally thought her daughter would only need a “doc band” to re-shape the skull. Unfortunately, the young child needed brain surgery to fix the issue.

A very scary experience, but Dove pulled through with flying colors. 

How Is Teddi’s Daughter Doing Now?

Teddi joined RHOBH co-star Kyle Richards as a virtual guest on Watch What Happens Live. Host Andy Cohen asked Teddi how her daughter is doing now, a few weeks post-op. The reality star said that her daughter was a “trooper” throughout the ordeal. In fact, she got to go home from the hospital early due to her speedy recovery.

The All In founder told Andy that Dove was sent home after just four days. They originally planned to stay in the hospital for at least a week. The six-month-old baby is now sleeping through the night. Teddi also says that Dove is “barely getting Tylenol [for the pain] anymore.”

The RHOBH star shared this adorable video of her girl’s cute smile with her Instagram followers.

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Teddi Mellencamp Explains Why She Brought Up Denise Richards’ Alleged Affair Over Dinner

Part of WWHL is answering questions from fans. Teddi and Kyle fielded a question about their decision to air Brandi Glanville’s affair allegations during dinner. Brandi says she had an affair with a very-married Denise Richards. Denise has denied the affair since the rumor began in late 2019.

However, it was only in a recent episode of RHOBH that viewers saw how the rumor spread to Denise’s co-stars. Brandi met up with Kyle and Teddi at Kyle’s house. It was there that Kim Richards encouraged Brandi to tell Kyle and Teddi about Denise.

Kyle, Teddi and the other women were all flying to Rome, Italy the next day. It wasn’t until dinner in Rome that Teddi confronted Denise with the rumor.

But a fan asked them both why they brought it up on camera instead of pulling Denise aside. Teddi admits that she wasn’t on good terms with Denise at the time. Therefore, she didn’t feel comfortable having a private conversation with Denise.

For her part, Kyle reasoned that once something is on camera, they owe it to the fans to continue the conversation.


Teddi recently had to ask fans to stop commenting on her social media posts with negative wishes for her children. 

The next episode of RHOBH features Teddi’s baby shower when she was pregnant with Dove. Brandi attended the event, which is sure to lead to more drama.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays on Bravo.

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