|About Edwin Arroyave|
|Birth||April 19, 1977 Bogotá, Colombia|
|Spouse||Teddi Mellencamp 2011 - Present|
|Children||Isabella, Cruz, Slate|
|Job||CEO of Skyline Security|
|Alumni||Huntington Park High School|
|Awards||Elite Advantage Awards, Interlogix Awards|
Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has ended, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t still intrigued to find out what the real housewives are up to. We know a lot about the lives of the housewives, but how much do we know about their husbands? Teddi Mellencamp is married to Edwin Arroyave, and he is no less impressive when it comes to his career.
Teddi Mellencamp was introduced in season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Although she has been a part of the show for only one season, Teddi has already won over fans. And many viewers are intrigued to know more about her husband, Edwin Arroyave.
Edwin Arroyave, age 41, is the owner of a security systems company. In fact, he made it on Security System News’ list of “Top 20 under 40” in 2014, and according to reports, he does very well for himself.
He is married to Teddi Mellencamp, and the couple has two kids together.
Keep reading to know more about Teddi Mellencamp’s husband with details from Edwin Arroyave’s wiki.
Edwin Arroyave’s Childhood
Edwin Arroyave was born on April 19, 1977, in Bogotá, Colombia. His family moved to the United States for work shortly after his birth.
When he was six years old, Edwin and his older sister, Adriana, moved to Los Angeles for a better opportunity.
Edwin was very excited to move to the U.S. He grew up watching a lot of Hollywood movies in Colombia, and it was a dream come true for him and his family. However, that dream didn’t last very long.
Two weeks after he moved, law enforcement officials raided their house to arrest his father and mother. At that time, they were living in Glendora, California. He admitted in an interview, his father was involved in drug trafficking.
At a very young age, Edwin was under a lot of pressure to take financial responsibility for his family and to become the “man of the house.” So, at the age of 15, he started looking for a job while he attended high school at Huntington Park.
His thirst for work landed him a job at a long-distance company as a telemarketer. While working there, Edwin broke every firm’s sales record.
Edwin’s employer noticed his good marketing skills. So, he ended up becoming a national trainer and supervisor of over 60 people.
The Colombia native never went to college and learned all the tips and tricks of business by working with many people.
Edwin Arroyave’s Family Life
Edwin Arroyave’s parents were arrested because of suspicion of drug trafficking. His mother was acquitted after three months but his father wasn’t released until eight months later. However, things didn’t get better for them as they would get raided every 15 months.
When Edwin was 10 years old, the officials checked his house for the last time and found his dad guilty and put him in prison for 10 years. It was a big shock to Edwin, as he always admired his father and looked up to him.
Besides having an older sister, Edwin also has a younger brother and a younger sister. And his family had a lot of financial troubles.
At one point in his life, his family had to live in a bedroom because they were broke. That’s when Edwin decided to take responsibility to change things for him and his family.
Edwin Arroyave and Teddi Mellencamp’s Kids
Edwin Arroyave is married to reality star and daughter of rock star John Mellencamp, Teddi Mellencamp. Talking about how they met each other, Teddi said that it actually started with a one-night stand!
She said that she woke up next to some guy who she thought was named was Edward. (Well, it’s close enough!)
Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave dated before tying the knot in 2011 in Paris. The couple now have two kids together—five-year-old Slate Arroyave and three-year-old Cruz Arroyave.
Edwin also has a nine-year-old daughter, Bella Arroyave, from his previous marriage.
What Does Edwin Arroyave Do for a Living?
Edwin worked very hard. Not only did he want to achieve his dream of making a $100,000, but he was also afraid to lose his job.
At the age of 18, Edwin started earning $800.00 a week and oversaw 36 people. Because of his hard work, he became the right hand of the VP of sales for that company.
When Edwin was 21 years old, his VP had an idea and proposal for him. He told Edwin that he had resigned and was planning to start an alarm company and wanted his help to build it up.
In 1994, Edwin worked as a sales manager at L.D. Services Inc. Then five years later, he and his partner started a security business, Nee Security Inc, which expanded as far as Puerto Rico.
Although the company was very successful, Edwin and his partner decided to part ways and closed the firm in 2002. He was then the president of E & E Security for two years, from 2002 to 2004.
In 2004, Edwin started his own firm called Skyline Security Management and became its CEO. His company earned recognition in the industry within a few years.
The firm is located in Downey, California, and it maintains and monitors security system devices such as burglar and fire alarms.
Edwin spoke about what motivated him to get into the security industry and said, “I love the money part of it. But I also saw the demand for it. Growing up in Huntington Park, I saw many burglaries, and I just felt good about being able to do something. I honestly felt like I was protecting clients and helping them avoid a burglary from happening.”
Skyline Security System is licensed and operates in 30 States across the nation.
Edwin is a member of the Bel Air Chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). He also appears on the show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside his wife.
Recently, Edwin was interviewed on Grant Cardone’s podcast Power Players, where he opened up about his life, career, personal struggles, and what got him to where he is today.
Edwin Arroyave’s Awards and Recognition
Edwin’s hard work and diligence have definitely earned him plenty of recognition and awards.
In 2011, Edwin and his firm earned several Elite Advantage Awards, as well as Interlogix Awards.
Edwin Arroyave again took home the Elite Advantage Award in 2012 and 2013. He also won a Teleguard Award in 2012.