RHONY: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Dorinda Medley And John Mahdessian’s Relationship

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Dorinda Medley joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City in season 7 and has quickly become a fan favorite among viewers. When she joined the show she brought her boyfriend, John Mahdessian, into the spotlight with her, but their relationship has brewed some controversy as he’s clashed with some of her co-stars. As a result, his presence on the show has dwindled, but these two are still very much together and have now been dating for over four years! Check out our list of 6 things you probably didn’t know about Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian’s relationship!

6. How They Met

In an interview with OK magazine, Dorinda recounted the story of how she met her current boyfriend John Mahdessian, and surprisingly enough it was through her ex-husband, Richard! “We belonged to a small little club and [Richard] was there with John. We were never close but we’d always see him at this little club and say hi and have a drink and he was always nice. Then, about six months later after he died, I ran into him and he said, ‘Oh my God, how’s Richard?’ I said, ‘Well, he passed.’ He said, ‘Why don’t we grab some lunch?’ It really just developed as a friendship and after someone passes, you’re not looking to get together with someone. You’re rebuilding and he’s been such a good friend and such a great companion,” she said.

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5. A Message for the Haters

Even though John doesn’t get along with some of her castmates on RHONY and her friends might not approve of the relationship, Dorinda has made it very clear she’s not interested in what other people have to say. “The truth of the matter is, we don’t need to say anything because we’ve been together for four years. Four years! As we know from our castmates, some of their relationships and marriages haven’t lasted for four years. So I think that it’s fair to say the longevity of our relationship speaks for itself.” We must admit, she has a point!

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