Where in New York City is John Mahdessian?
Dorinda Medley’s sleazy boyfriend John has been missing in action from the Real Housewives of New York‘s ninth season so far and according to Dorinda, it’s going to stay that way.
“It was a mutual decision,” Dorinda explains to ET of the decision to keep John off camera. “Listen, you learn a great lesson. I actually thought about it. I can’t think of any couple on the Housewives that it’s been successful for … If you look at the track record, it’s separating church and state a little bit. I think it’s healthy to be able to do this, go home and have somebody who’s not part of it.”
Dorinda insists John didn’t get a “fair shake” during his time RHONY and that “he’s such a good guy.”
“Very generous and loving and warm. He got a bad shake there,” Dorinda adds.
It also seems that Dorinda feels John has stolen her spotlight on RHONY and she’s eager to reclaim it.
“You know what, he doesn’t need to be on,” Dorinda explains. “He doesn’t. Also, too, I felt like it was distracting from me, the audience getting to see me, and me getting to really get involved with the girls because I felt like I was protecting and managing him.”
Despite John’s absence from the show, he and Dorinda are still going strong and enjoying their time together off camera.
I think it’s a great call to have John not appear on RHONY. I mean he was quite obnoxious and insufferable. John and Dorinda’s relationship works for them so it’s probably much easier for them not to have it all over TV.