Dorinda Medley Is Leaving ‘RHONY,’ Says It Was A ‘Great Outlet’ For Her To ‘Heal’ After Her Husband Died
Dorinda Medley announced on Instagram she plans to leave The Real Housewives of New York City after six seasons as a firm fan favorite, and she credited the show for helping her recover after the death of her husband.
On Tuesday, the reality star posted a glamorous shot of herself in an eye-catching black and silver-sequined dress as she reclined on a red chair with a matching fan in her hand. She captioned the image with the unexpected announcement that she had decided to quit the franchise.
“What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice,” she wrote. “But all things must come to an end.”
“This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away. I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way.”
The TV personality kept her sign-off from the show characteristically upbeat, as she thanked Bravo and NBC for “the incredible ride” and her castmates for “constant stimulation and entertainment.”
“I wish you all health, happiness and success,” she finished.
A number of cast members from Bravo’s various Real Housewives shows took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the news.
Dorinda’s former castmate Bethenny Frankel simply posted four red emoji that spelled out “XOXO.”
“All the same to you,” commented fellow RHONY bombshell Ramona Singer alongside the two hearts emoji.
“You are a legend, forever an ICON love you,” wrote The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs.
As People noted, Dorinda first joined the smash hit series in 2015 during Season 7. During her time on RHONY, fans watched as she dealt with the loss of her husband, Dr. Richard Medley, and sought out her own home in New York.
Season 12 is currently airing on Bravo — and shooting it was not an easy ride for the TV star. Dorinda told the publication that, at the beginning of the run, “a lot of changes” took a toll on her during shooting and led her to question whether she should remain on the show.
As The Inquisitr covered in June, Dorinda revealed she was unhappy about the lack of support offered by co-star Ramona Singer during the Housewives’ latest round of filming. She explained that, at the time, she was going through a breakup with her partner of seven years, John Mahdessian, her dog died, and her house was being renovated, and yet claimed that rather than supporting her, Ramona “found any opportunity to pile on.”