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Dorinda Medley “Wanted To Cry” When She Found Out That Bethenny Frankel Was Leaving RHONY

Back in August, Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel shocked us all when she announced that she was leaving the show ahead of Season 12. Why Bethenny? Why?

She is in a happy relationship with Paul Bernon, who is very private and probably doesn’t want to add appearing on a reality show to his resume. There is some hope for the future, since Bethenny left the show before and then later triumphantly returned.

Is Dorinda Medley Taking A Break From Boyfriend John Mahdessian?

Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley has made some big changes in her life. Dorinda changed her living arrangement and moved to a new three-bedroom pad in Manhattan. The new apartment has plenty of room for all of Dorinda’s holiday decorations. I love that Dorinda is a holiday decoration hoarder!

Long-time boyfriend John Mahdessian had visions of moving in with Dorinda in her new place. But Dorinda didn’t invite him. Can he at least get a drawer? After all, John is the dry cleaner to the rich and famous. His family’s dry-cleaning business, Madame Paulette, is well-known for their ability to clean couture clothing. Dorinda should have shouted out the name of John’s business when she heckled gave a shout-out to “Jovani” during Luann’s cabaret debut.

Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week was the place to be for reality TV star sightings. Tinsley Mortimer returned to the runway as a model. Real Houswives of New York stars Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Dorinda Medley were on hand to support. Sonja even hosted a fashion show of her own.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards had her first fashion week show. Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, and Denise Richards had a great time walking in Kyle’s show. On the other hand, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was not happy about her reception at fashion week. She admitted that she cried in response to the criticism about her walk, which is odd since she didn’t cry when Kyle made fun of it on RHOBH last season.

Dorinda Medley Tinsley Mortimer RHONY Real Housewives Of New York

During last season of Real Housewives of New York, Dorinda Medley made some big changes. At the reunion, she finally mended her relationship with cabaret star Luann de Lesseps. However, Dorinda wasn’t as kind to  RHONY newbie Barbara Kavovit. She compared Barbara to a turnip sitting in a fruit basket. Wow.

Dorinda also moved to a new three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And while long-time boyfriend John Mahdessian would love to move in, Dorinda isn’t exactly putting out a welcome mat.

Bethenny Still Legally Married To Jason Hoppy

Remember when it was all “about Tom?”  I kind of miss that.  Because these days, it’s all about Bethenny Frankel.  First,  to the shock of fans and, apparently, cast mates, she announced her departure from the Real Housewives of New York.

Then, she broke Twitter with her announcement that she “is the only one that is actually married,” causing endless speculation that she secretly married her current boyfriend, Paul Bernon.  She also tagged all of her castmates in her announcement.  Reminder:  all of her castmates are single and desperate not to be single.  Well, all except Dorinda Medly, She wouldn’t marry boyfriend John Mahdessian and for all the free dry cleaning and Christmas décor in the world.

Dorinda Medley Says She Is “Too Old To Marry” & Hurts John Mahdessian’s Feelings

Dorinda Medley seems to be starting a new chapter on the Real Housewives of New York.  First, she managed to make peace with Luann de Lesseps, which is difficult, since neither of them knows her way around an apology. Then, like Luann, she decided it was time to move. Even though Dorinda’s embracing a new neighborhood in Manhattan rather than a round house, she adores it just as much.

By the standards of the Big Apple, Dorinda’s new pad is huge. That doesn’t mean there’s room for her boyfriend John Mahdessian. Despite his eagerness to move in, Dorinda made it clear that she wasn’t looking for a roommate….or a husband.  “Past a certain age, people should not be allowed to be married,” Dorinda, said in a Real Housewives confessional. She also remarked, “It’s for the young! They have tolerance, they have dreams, they want babies. You get to my age and it’s just the opposite. I don’t even want a plant in my house!” 

Dorinda Medley Gets Her Own Radio Show

There is no question that Dorinda Medley is living her best life right now on Real Housewives of New York. She managed to put her differences with cabaret star Luann de Lesseps in her rear view. Last season Dorinda drunkenly heckled Luann at Luann’s cabaret debut by screaming “Jovani! Jovani!” So, Luann banned Dorinda from Barbara Kavovit’s clam bake.

When Dorinda once again hosted the ladies at her home in the Bezerkshires, she graciously accepted Countess Luann’s list of requirements. Dorinda arranged yoga and a massage for Luann. When Luann had a temper tantrum because she didn’t want to sleep in the infamous fish room, Dorinda plopped Barbara in the room instead. Dorinda spent $250,000 to display these taxidermy fishes. Don’t these ladies realize how hard Dorinda worked at making this room nice?

Dorinda Luann
Besides some missing lobsters, the main storyline on season 11 of Real Housewives of New York is the bad blood between Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley. It’s a shame they can’t drink and make up!  But they can’t, and Luann’s hard-fought sobriety is part of the problem. An emotional dumpster fire conflagration that began last season when Luann— between trips to rehab– threw shade on Dorinda for her drinking.
I never thought Sonja Morgan would be the voice of reason, but she spoke for all of us when she said Luann shouldn’t be advising Dorinda about her drinking. No good has come of it. Bethenny Frankel tried to settle the beef at a “gangster lunch” last episode, which ended in a truce. A truce as opposed to a heartfelt reconciliation because Dorinda refused to admit heckling Luann.