If you’ve followed the Real Housewives of New York City reality TV series, then you should have come across this gorgeous face. But don’t be deceived too quick, there are tons of toughness behind that beautiful face. After all Dorinda Medley has been through, she had to be tough to come out strong.
Dorinda Medley is an American Socialite, Entrepreneur, and Reality TV star; not linked to the Kardashians this time. As a Socialite, Dorinda has used her fame, influence, and fortune to better the lives of thousands through social service. But that’s not all, she’s also a wife, mother and role model to many. Let’s take a peek into the details. Ready?
Dorinda Medley’s Bio & Age
Dorinda Medley was born on December 13, 1964, in Berkshires, Massachusetts; to American parents. She is of Italian-Polish descent making her Caucasian by ethnicity. She attended Franklin and Marshall College, graduating in 1986.
Following her graduation from Franklin and Marshall College, Dorinda worked in the showrooms of Liz Claireborne, New York for an undisclosed short period before moving to London to start a Princess Diana-Approved Cashmere Company she christened, DCL Cashmere. She, however, returned to New York to pursue her career. After relocating to New York, Dorinda pursued a career in showbiz and appeared as a guest on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City (RHONY) in the 4th season. In 2014, she became a full cast member and became a renowned character on the show. Fans know her for her incredible toughness on screen.
The Real Housewives of New York City (RHONY) brought Dorinda into the limelight and paved the way for her professional development. She and her (second) husband are big in philanthropy.
The Reality TV star began her career in New York Showrooms at Liz Claiborne and went on to establish her own Cashmere Company. According to sources, much of Dorinda’s wealth has come from her business venture. Her net worth currently averages $20 million. On top of that, Dorinda and her second husband, Richard Medley, were heavily involved in charitable ventures that have helped thousands of people.
Dorinda Medley Husband or Boyfriend, Daughter
Dorinda got married for the first time while working in London, but no name has been publicly mentioned in that regard. Sources reveal that the two had a daughter they christened Hannah Lynch. But their union was shortlived as they got divorced only ten years later.
Upon her return to New York in 2005, Dorinda met her second husband, Richard Medley, a speechwriter for the congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. After a few months of courting, the two exchanged vows in 2005 in a close-knit dinner-like ceremony. Together, they carried out charity works together with renown names like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Hillary Clinton. Sadly, their union didn’t last very long either but not due to divorce this time. The five-plus-year-old marriage ended with the tragic death of Richard on November 16, 2011. The autopsy reported “liver failure” as the cause of death. Those were tough times for the star.
In 2016, she honored her late husband with a memorial on the fifth year of his death, sharing some touching memories on her Instagram handle.
Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian
Seven long years after, Dorinda found love once again. She and her current partner, John Mahdessian, began seeing each other in early 2012. The actress isn’t keeping it secret any longer. She is always quick to show her love for John. She wished him a happy sixth anniversary (of their togetherness) on an Instagram post in 2018; adding that they both have come a long way together. Just weeks earlier, John had gushed over Dorinda, praising her for always winning the awards of Best Partner and Best Friend for their six years together.
Although it’s been six whole years, there haven’t been any hints about marriage yet. According to The Daily Dish, Dorinda said she and John love and adore each other and are in a very committed and monogamous relationship. She shares more of her time with family, friends, her charity organization; BeautyforFreedom.org and her undying love for pop culture.
Dorinda stands at 5 feet 5 inches. Although details about her biceps, hips, waist, shoe, and weight are not available, she has beautiful blue eyes and wears blonde hair.