Dorinda Medley initially didn’t want to be on The Real Housewives of New York. I can just picture Dorinda saying her classic line to producers: ‘clip!’ Dorinda has ties to many of the cast members and she lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, so naturally, she was asked to join the RHONY. When she was first asked to do the show, she was living with her daughter, Hannah Lynch. Hannah went to school with Ramona Singer’s daughter, Avery Singer. Dorinda told Refinery29 of her friendship with Ramona, “We just became friends. She was stylish, she was quirky. She was exactly the way she is. She took me under her wing.”
Dorinda was also friendly with Luann de Lesseps, who she met dancing at a bar mitzvah back in the day. She was also friends with Jill Zarin, and Dorinda even sat next to Jill at Jill’s luncheon for her stepdaughter during the earlier seasons of the RHONY.
Dorinda wasn’t sure about joining at first. According to Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Dorinda explained, “They came to me. I was like ‘It sounds like the most ridiculous idea. They’re going to follow around women in New York?’ I just didn’t get it. Also, the timing wasn’t right. I wanted to just be all-mom at that point and focus on [Hannah]. It wasn’t the mode I was in.”
Dorinda decided to join the cast during season 7. She shared, “When I went on the show, I said to everyone, ‘Okay, I’ll do it, but I’m only going out for one year, and I’ll probably only end up being a friend.’ The cameramen came in, they switched on the camera. I look at the camera I was like, I like the camera and I think the camera likes me. And off the races, we went, six years on.”
I’m glad that Dorinda decided to join the RHONY! She has some hilarious lines and seems very nurturing and mature. She brings a good balance to the cast. I’m looking forward to next season!
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Source: Bravo’s The Daily Dish