New York socialite Dorinda Medley will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York. The new season of The Real Housewives of New York is set to premiere on April 7 and promises more drama and more excitement with the inclusion of Medley in the cast. Medley had the opportunity to join the reality show with the help of her friends, cast members Ramona Singer and Countess Luann De Lesseps.
“I live on the Upper East Side, and it’s a small fishbowl up here. I am not going to be that ball of yarn that came out of nowhere,” the 50-year-old Medley told the NY Post. “I know these girls. I know their world. I’ve even done a few cameos. So I thought, why not give it a try and see if it is something that suits me?”
— People magazine (@people) March 2, 2015
In the late ‘80s, Medley married a Scotsman and moved to London. She started a cashmere company that became a favorite of the late Princess Diana. “It was 1989. I got Princess Diana to be one of my clients, and project [the company] forward with the British classes,” Medley said. After 10 years in London, she got divorced and moved back to New York.
Medley ventured into the realm of real estate. She met her second husband, Richard Medley, after she sold him an Upper East Side townhouse. Richard passed away in 2011. “I’ve been presented with a lot of different challenges and that’s why I wasn’t afraid to be on the ‘Housewives.’ The whole point is to keep going foward and try again,” Medley says.
In the same interview, Medley reveals that she knows how to handle the drama that comes along with being in a reality show. “I like to see a good argument between two people. I think you learn when you argue,” she says. “It’s just an expression of your opinion.”
— Bravotv (@DramaByBravo) March 2, 2015