Dorinda Medley is now appearing on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip season 2, but the controversial Bravolebrity, who is getting shade for how she treats other franchise stars, is originally from The Real Housewives of New York City. She provided a lot of entertaining moments during her time on RHONY, and her Blue Stone Manor in The Berkshires was the backdrop for a lot of hilarious drama. However, fans agree, there are times when Dorinda has gone way below the belt with some of the other housewives.
The reality icon Dorinda joined RHONY from season 7, and was a housewife on the show until season 12. Viewers learned of her home in The Berkshires, her life as a widow, and her expert ability to plan and host events when the opportunity presented itself. She quickly became a cast member that fans relied on to bring fun to their screens. However, this came with a darker side that would emerge on occasion, bringing out the worst in Dorinda.
A lot of the time, the worst moments of Dorinda’s RHONY stint were fueled by alcohol. While drama and fights are essentially at the center of The Real Housewives universe, there are times when things can get out of hand, and a little too personal. Dorinda has been known over the years and ( on now on RHUGT) to cut a little deeper than some of her fellow housewives.
In 2017, Luann de Lesseps was arrested for disorderly intoxication, among a few other things. In season 10, while at dinner in Colombia, Luann asked Dorinda how her margaritas were, insinuating that she was getting drunk from them. It didn’t take long for Dorinda to launch into the personal,“You drink some more and get arrested honey,” Dorinda said. When Luann responded and said “you just broke your glass in front of me,” Dorinda replied, “I didn’t get a mugshot over it”. Then, in season 12, it happened again. At Blue Stone Manor, Dorinda sided with Sonja Morgan when Sonja brought up that she was being underpaid to appear in Luann’s cabaret show. When Luann tried to defend herself, Dorinda replied, “you’re a drunken fool, and you have a mugshot of your drunkenness.” Luann left the house in tears.
At a dinner party including Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell in season 9, Dorinda felt that it was a good time to confront Sonja for “talking poorly” about her. After some rude references to Sonja’s genitals, and a reminder that she wasn’t invited to Luann’s wedding, Carole Radziwill told Dorinda to tone it down, reminding her that they weren’t in school. This is an example of when Dorinda had a genuine point to make, but decided to add some personal digs, ruining her delivery.
Even after being put, in Andy Cohen’s words, “on pause” from RHONY, Dorinda continued to make things personal with her fellow castmates on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip. When Tamra Judge didn’t follow one of Blue Stone Manor’s rules, which was not to eat upstairs, Dorinda wasn’t pleased. She went to get the plaque featuring rules, to remind Tamra, but Tamra assured Dorinda that she understood. “I’m not a child, I got it,” Tamra said. “Don’t put f****ing food in my bedrooms, do you understand?” Dorinda responded, as Tamra nodded and showed that she had gotten the message. However, Dorinda didn’t stop there, asking Tamra if she was six years old, which seemed very condescending. Visibly shaken after having apologized, Tamra started to cry and leave the room, as Dorinda mocked her and laughed.