Fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may know a lot about the lives of the housewives, but not much is known about their husbands. Edwin Arroyave was flung to the spotlight when he appeared with his wife on the reality TV show in its 8th season. Eileen Davidson’s departure after Season 7 left some big shoes to fill which led to the introduction of Edwin’s wife, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave in the next season of the show. Edwin is a hardworking and busy guy who apparently supports his wife and her TV life. Join us in unearthing lesser-known facts about the successful businessman, doting husband and father.
Edwin Arroyave – Biography
Edwin Arroyave is a Colombian born on April 19, 1977. While his father’s identity is unknown, we do know that his mother is Blanca Cardenas. Edwin was born in Bogotá, Colombia but his family relocated to the US when he was still a toddler. At age six, Edwin and his older sister Adriana left for Los Angeles in search of greener pastures.
There is little or no information readily available regarding Arroyave’s educational endeavors. However, moving on to his career, Edwin has been a very busy guy and a successful businessman. Between 1994 and 1999, he is known to have worked as a sales manager for L.D Services Inc, Santa Fe Springs. Thereafter, in 1999, Edwin linked up with some other business partners to establish a security business called Nee Security Inc which ceased operations in 2002. Arroyave then became the president of E & E Security for two years (2002 to 2004) before parting ways with his partners to start his own company – Skyline Security Management in 2004. The company whose services is pretty extensive is a home security system provider that maintains and monitors security system devices such as burglar and fire alarms. As the founder and CEO of the company, Edwin has helped the company to grow and become an extremely successful dealer of security systems.
Despite being a successful businessman, Edwin Arroyave is best known as the husband to Teddi Jo Mellencamp, the daughter of iconic rock singer John Cougar Mellencamp. The couple was further thrown into the limelight after Teddi joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in its eighth season. Having gradually warmed her way into the hearts of many, fans and viewers became more interested in finding out details about her husband, Edwin as well as their entire family.
Facts About Teddi Jo Mellencamp’s Husband
- Early Life
Edwin Arroyave had quite a rough childhood as his parents were once arrested and charged on the suspicion of drug trafficking. Besides having their homes raided regularly by authorities’, Edwin’s dad eventually served a 10-year prison sentence after he was found guilty on the account of drugs. Consequently, Edwin’s family were thrown into financial woes. Broken by the turn of events, Arroyave was forced to begin fending for himself and his family from a young age.
- Career Motivation
Edwin Arroyave who apparently has strong interests in security once revealed his motivations for venturing into the industry. Besides the demand and financial rewards, Edwin decided to make a change in his neighborhood (Huntington Park) which experienced several burglaries during his formative years. According to Edwin, he felt like a protector to his clients each time he helped them avoid a burglary from happening.
- Family – Love Journey with Teddi Jo Mellencamp
As earlier mentioned, Edwin Arroyave is the husband to reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp. The couple’s love journey is quite an unusual one as it began with a one-night stand. Contrary to popular belief, that became the start of Edwin and Teddi’s long term romance. The pair quickly established a connection and dated for a while. Edwin and Teddi who exchanged marital vows in Paris in 2011 have since expanded their family. They are proud parents to three kids – Slate and Cruz, as well as Isabella who is Edwin’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Edwin Arroyave’s career profile is proof that he is a very busy guy who has put in plenty of efforts into the success of his business. Thankfully, his hard work in the security industry has paid off not just financially but also with awards. Notably, Edwin’s firm received the Elite Advantage Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also a recipient of the 2011 Interlogix Award and the 2012 Teleguard Award. Again in 2014, the Security System News named him as one of the “Top 20 under 40”.
- Social Media
Edwin Arroyave has an active social media life. While it is uncertain if he is very active on other popular sites such as Facebook and Twitter, we do know he has a large fanbase on his Instagram account which he shares with his wife, Teddi. On the account, the couple showcase a variety of photos from their everyday family life, including memorable moments with their three kids as well as fun game and party times.