9 Things You Didn’t Know About RHONY Star Dorinda Medley
Dorinda Medley is one of the newer cast members on The Real Housewives of New York as she’s only into her second season, but already she’s making a name for herself! Dorinda is the epitome of a typical New Yorker — she’s loud, opinionated, doesn’t take any crap from anybody and she loves dirty martinis. We’re pretty sure she talks about martinis more than anything else on the show…but that’s another story! Despite her over-the-top personality and being on one of the most popular reality television franchises in North America, there’s a lot fans don’t know about Dorinda Medley. Here’s a list of 8 things you probably didn’t know about this New York housewife:
9. Dorinda’s First Marriage
We hear her talk a lot about Richard, her second husband, but not much is known about her first marriage. Dorinda was first married to Ralph Lynch. Their marriage lasted for 10 years and, during this relationship she had her daughter, Hannah Lynch. Hannah was born while the married couple was living in London, and she can be seen in a few episodes of the Real Housewives with Dorinda. Ralph is now remarried, but still maintains a friendship with Dorinda. He’s now an Investment Banker at Springwell Capital Partners, but was previously the Senior Managing Director of Credit Suisse which is why him and Dorinda moved to London back in the ’80s.
8. Born in the Berkshires
She was born in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, so unlike the other city slickers on the show, she enjoys being in the countryside and she’s not afraid of getting her hands dirty. In fact, she still has a home there! Because Dorinda is often found in the Berkshires, she knew former housewife Heather Thompson before going on the show. After growing up in the Berkshires, she moved into New York City post-college to work in the showrooms for Liz Claiborne. Once she got her bearing in the fashion industry, she fled to London to be with her first husband and started her own company designing cashmere clothes.