Dorinda Medley is closing the door on her “Real Housewives of New York” run.
Medley, 55, announced on Tuesday that she will depart “RHONY” at the conclusion of season 12. She has been a regular cast member since season 7.
“What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to make it nice,” Medley wrote on Instagram. “But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.”
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What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice… 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. Thank you to Bravo and NBC for the incredible ride and to my cast mates for constant stimulation and entertainment. I wish you all health, happiness and success. Clip! Dorinda
“I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself,” she continues. “About life and about women along the way.”
Her husband Richard H. Medley was a former Capitol Hill aide and adviser. He died on Nov. 16, 2011, in a New York City hospital. Medley first appeared in season 4 of “RHONY”. Her final two appearances will be on Thursday, Sept. 3’s season 12 finale and a Bravo reunion show the week after.
A number of reality stars reacted to Medley’s departure.
“What a ride. Unforgettable. ,” wrote Andy Cohen on the post’s comment section.
While Jill Zarin commented, “Good luck. The best is yet to come.” Lisa Rinna wrote, “True Queen. .”
Tamra Judge wrote, “No! You’re gonna be missed!”
And Stephanie Hollman chimed in, “You had such an amazing ride and you will be missed .” Ramona Singer added, “All the same to you .”
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) August 25, 2020
Dorinda was only "real" HW. So no more truth telling too. Trust me that's a main reason cast is let go. Telling the truth & exposing fake cast members & their storylines & how its all manipulated by production. I will never tire of saying I told you so about Trump, and this.😂😂 https://t.co/7CPgAEFDKe
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) August 25, 2020