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Dorinda Medley Says RHONY Saved Her After Her Husband’s Death

Dorinda Medley has been a staple on the Real Housewives of New York for several seasons now, but it turns out the joining the NY Housewives franchise saved her life after the 2011 death of her husband, Richard Medley.

“I think reality TV saved my life because after Richard died and [daughter] Hannah went to college, I was lost,” Dorinda told Page Six. “I lost all my identity — I was no longer a wife, a mother … I was like, ‘Really? This is what 50 looks like??”

Adding, that joining the Real Housewives of New York “took me away from the grieving … It made me get out and focus on something completely different.”

Over the years we’ve watched Dorinda mourn the loss of Richard while navigating her current romantic life with her longtime boyfriend, John Mahdessian.

While many of Dordina’s RHONY co-stars who knew Richard loved him but the same can’t be said for John.

I’m not surprised that joining RHONY helped Dorinda. Jill Zarin has been vocal about returning to RHONY as a way to distract her from her husband Bobby’s cancer battle.

Thoughts on Dorinda’s comments?

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