Dorinda Medley is born on December 13, 1964, in Massachusetts, United States. She is featured in an American reality TV show, The Real Housewives of New York City. The series premiered on March 4, 2008, on Bravo. The show has now aired 12 seasons. It focuses on the personal and professional lives of women of New York. Dorinda Medley was introduced in the seventh season of the show that premiered on April 07, 2015. Dorinda is an entrepreneur, socialite, actor, and author as well.
After graduation, Dorinda shifted to New York City, working in the showrooms of Liz Claiborne. She shifted to London after her marriage where she started her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere. She has high-profile acquaintances such as Princess Diana, Joan Collins and more. She soon became popular in London. In 2019 Dorinda started teaching aerobics. She is also quite a charitable person and always tries to give back to her favorite charitable organizations such as Born This Way Foundation, Prevention, Joy J. Initiative and many more. She has also written a book named “Make It Nice.” In the book she has unveiled her personal, professional life and kept all the struggles candid without any filters.
Dorinda purchased a Blue Stone Manor, a nine-bedroom Stanford White estate in Great Barrington. Unfortunately, due to a flood in the estate Dorinda was forced to renovate and restore the historic property. She enjoys spending her free tie with home-cooked meals, close companies and on the beach. The entrepreneur is focusing on her spiritual and mental wellness daily.
Personal Life of Dorinda Medley
Dorinda tied knots twice in her life. She was first married to investment banker Ralph Lynch with whom she eventually had a daughter, Hannah Lynch. But their marriage did not last long, and they decided to part ways. There is no bad blood between them as she seems to be friendly towards her ex-husband Ralph Lynch and his present wife.
In 2005 Dorinda married Richard Medley, who was a hedge fund raiser. In 2011 unfortunately, Richard’s life was cut short due to liver failure. Though Medley never had any children with her second husband, she does have stepchildren from the same, and they are indeed close. This was revealed on The Daily Dish podcast. After the death of her husband, Hannah helped her to go through the grief. Since then, Dorinda did not try to tie the knot again. When asked if she is ever going to remarry, she stated, “Past a certain age, people should not be allowed to be married. It’s for the young. They have tolerance, they have dreams, and they want babies. You get to my age, and it’s the opposite. I don’t even want a plant in my house.”
Who is Dorinda Medley dating in 2021?
Currently, Dorinda is single and not involved with anyone. Dorinda publicly dated John Mahdessian for seven years. However, in September 2019, The Daily Dish podcast reported that the two took a break from each other. Previously, she has shown the viewers of The Real Housewives of New York City glimpses of her life with John Mahdessian. She had stated that she really did care for him no matter what other people said about them. She always defended him, and after Richard’s death, the relationship with John is her longest one.
In season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York City, Dorinda revealed that her relationship with John has come to a full stop. She said that the breakup was sad. Things are changing, and so is she. Her break up with John was a tough one and it took a lot of efforts and time to finally move on. They are, however, on good terms, and she even says that John will forever have a special place in her heart and that she will always love him, but she had to do what needed to be done. Since she split up with John, Dorinda Medley is enjoying her single life. She stated, “It took a long time to unwind from that.” Dorinda is a person who does not get attached easily, but when she does, she goes all the way in, so a split up takes up her mental and emotional peace. When Dorinda did finally decide to come back in the dating field, pandemic came in her way, and that made her take a step back. For now, Dorinda Medley is enjoying the pros and privileges of a single life.