One of the juiciest parts about any franchise in The Real Housewives cannon is who the women are dating. We’ve seen breakups, makeups, and so many vow renewals over the course of the 10+ years that Bravo has showcased different women from around the country to be “real housewives.”
On The Real Housewives of New York City, Dorinda Medley has shown viewers glimpses into her life with her boyfriend, John Mahdessian. While not always super enthused with his antics, Dorinda has stuck by his side, defended him to her friends, and expressed how she really does care for him.
That is until news broke recently that the two had actually called it quits. So since the split, has Dorinda been dating anyone? Who does she have her sights set on to go out with once stay-at-home orders are over?
Dorinda confirmed her split from John during an episode of 'RHONY'.
In a recent interview during an episode of RHONY, Dorinda explained her breakup with John. "The breakup with John is sad. I mean, it's terrible, but I also know that I have to do what's best for me now. And I've realized that my expectation levels have grown...This is what I want now. This is what I need. And I need to find the right partner that's willing to be engaged in that. And I don't think that's bad. I think that's honesty."
She continued to dish out the details on her breakup in a YouTube video posted this week in response to the episode. She explained, "Things are changing...I'm changing. I'm in a different place. I'm very vulnerable. I don't know what my life is gonna be like, and those are the conversations we're having...And we realized things are changing."
For now, Dorinda is living the single life.
Especially with quarantine, Dorinda is enjoying being by herself. She is currently single. Though she is enjoying the time she is taking for herself at the moment, she says she will always have a soft spot for John.
She explained on RHONY, that she and John didn't have a major falling out, but had instead just grown apart over time. "I love John and I'll always love John. There's no big fight," she said. She also added that the two were on good terms and that John would always have a seat at her table. "We love each other. I'm just doing a little reset," Dorinda confessed.
Though she has been married twice before, she has no interest now.
Dorinda was married to Ralph Lynch for 10 years. With Ralph, she had her daughter, Hannah. She then married Richard Medley. He sadly passed away from liver failure in 2011. Though she has been a wife before, she expressed on the show, "Past a certain age, people should not be allowed to be married. It's for the young. They have tolerance, they have dreams, they want babies. You get to my age, and it's the opposite. I don't even want a plant in my house."
Perhaps these feelings were the first cracks in her relationship with John who later expressed that he was hurt by the comments. Throughout all the loves of her life and her breakup with John, Dorinda told People that she’s learned a lot about herself.
“I feel very happy with who I am, how I am, and where I am in life now,” she insisted. "I’m a really great me now. I’m sort of in a really good, empowered place, and I can run myself emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. What comes of that, we’ll see!”