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.
Since her arrest in December 2017, Luann de Lesseps’ life has been action-packed. The Real Housewives of New York star’s very public meltdown triggered a series of events that changed her life in ways she could not have imagined. Following her arrest for charges ranging from disorderly intoxication to battery on an officer, she headed straight to rehab. For many people, accepting a plea deal and quietly serving out the terms of their sentence would have been the end of it.
Not for cabaret star Luann! Since her intial brush with the law, Luann has admitted to continuing to use alcohol, has been to a second stint in rehab, was charged with violating her probation and was sued by her children for alleged trust fund shenanigans. Luann has finally completed the terms of her probation, but continues to waffle on her future sobriety. Now, Luann is questioning whether or not she should have been arrested at all, even claiming she was bullied during her arrest.
Real Housewives of New York’s Luann De Lesseps has had a busy couple of years on the legal front. And that is before she became a cabaret
super star. On December 24, 2017 Luann was arrested in Palm Beach on several charges, including disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and battery on a police officer. The RHONY star went to rehab, but it wouldn’t be the only time.
A lawsuit brought against Luann by her children and ex-husband supposedly caused Luann to begin drinking again. In July of 2018, Luann returned to rehab, with the support of RHONY bestie-at-that-time Bethenny Frankel. In fact, Bethenny was part of the intervention that urged her to seek help.
Good morning, class! Today’s Word of the Day is: Ironic. The definition of ironic is, “happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this”. And what do we love more than a little “wry amusement” to get us through the day? Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley from Real Housewives of New York are going to teach us a lesson in irony.
Tinsley and Dorinda have shared a fairly basic relationship. When Tinsley first appeared on RHONY, she was living at
Grey Gardens Sonja Morgan’s exceptionally clean townhouse. When Tinsley began having issues with Sonja, Dorinda defended her. More recently, Tinsley sided with Dorinda during last season’s #clambakegate. Dorinda was uninvited to a party unless she apologized to Luann de Lesseps. Basically viewers have not seen a lot of animosity between Tinsley and Dorina in the past. All of that might change this year, as Tins and Dor have been spotted engaging in a war of words. Here’s your irony, it was at an anti-bullying event.
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.
As the Countess would say, this is pretty “uncool”. We certainly don’t see this happen a lot. Remember that one time Luann de Lesseps was arrested in Palm Beach County? You might have seen the video shared about 933 times on Real Housewives of New York. Yes, Lu briefly found herself on the wrong end of a handcuff key after imbibing too much alcohol and losing the ability to be quiet.
Who can forget the magical time Luann’s holiday card came with a mugshot? LuAnn was really going through it after her five-minute marriage to Tom D’Agostino. Everyone from Lu’s co-stars, to strangers on the street tried to warn the Countess from the box of red flags that was her fiance. But love is blind and LuAnn wound up learning a difficult lesson. On December 24, 2017, LuAnn was arrested for disorderly intoxication, along with other charges. Now it looks like the cop that arrested her might be catching some charges of his own.
The Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps was the focus of much of Season 11–for better or worse. All roads led to Luann and we took exhausting trips with her down Sobriety Lane, Cabaret Court and Narcissist Boulevard. At times, it was enough to make you want to smash your GPS and take a trip to anywhere but New York City or the Hamptons.
Bethenny Frankel was one of Luann’s biggest supporters at the start of the season, having just helped get her into a rehab facility. By the time the cast went on their Miami trip, however, Bethenny was fed up with Luann’s self-centeredness and exploded at her in a restaurant in an epic meltdown. The two never quite got back on track as friends and continued to spar at the reunion. So, where does their relationship stand today?
Real Housewives of New York‘s original cast members have come and gone. Some have just recently left… Then there are those who never really go away. Jill Zarin helped launch RHONY, along with Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Luann de Lesseps. While Beth, Ramona, and the Countess have all stayed relatively close to the fold, Jill
was fired left the series in 2011. After an explosive relationship with Bethenny that resulted in the end of their friendship, it also resulted in the end of Jill.
Jill didn’t let go easily. It’s never been a secret Jill wanted back in, but she basically blew it. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in 2012, Jill decided to “secretly tape” her interview with Andy Cohen. Let’s just say Big Daddy wasn’t tickled with the stunt queen move. That little slip up effectively booked Jill a trip to Bravo Siberia. But times have changed! Now that Bethenny has left the building, does this mean a door is open for Jill? Will viewers receive an encore performance of Jill’s panther-like moves on the tennis court? Maybe so, if Andy is in a forgiving mood.