Dorinda Medley Biography
Dorinda Medley is an American TV Personality and Businesswoman well-known for starring in many reality shows, most notably on “The Real Housewives” franchise. Recently, she starred in “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy”. Some of the other shows she has appeared in include “Long Island Medium”, “Access Hollywood”, “Celebrity Call Center”, and “Treat Yourself”.
Medley is a proud 1986 alumnus of Franklin & Marshall College. Immediately after college, Medley got a job at Liz Claiborne in Manhattan, New York, and after that, she went on to start her cashmere brand, DCL Cashmere in London. Her cashmere brand brought her into contact with famous people in London, such as Joan Collins and Princess Diana. This helped Medley make a name for herself in London’s social circles. Then, in the year 2019, she rediscovered her love for teaching aerobics. She started her interactive workout class called Dorobics and took it on tour, achieving great success.
Dorinda Medley Age
Medley was born on December 13, 1964, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States. She is therefore 58 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 13th of December every year.
Dorinda Medley Height
Medley stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Dorinda Medley Family
Medley was born to John (father) and Diane Cinkala (mother). Her dad is a Polish immigrant. Medley is of Italian-Polish descent. She grew up alongside her 3 siblings: Melinda Handlowich (sister), John Variety Jr. (brother), and the other one whose identity is unknown.
Dorinda Medley Partner / Boyfriend
Medley is in a relationship with John Mahdessian (owner of Madame Paulette, the legendary couture restoration house situated in New York). They began dating in the year 2012. Not much is known about their relationship. There will be an update as soon as the duo discusses their relationship in the limelight, indicating whether they plan to take things further, perhaps to marriage or even getting kids!
Dorinda Medley Ex-Husbands
Medley was recently married to the late Richard H. Medley. He was a former adviser to financier George Soros and a Capitol Hill aide. Richard was also the speechwriter of Geraldine Ferraro, a vice-presidential candidate and congresswoman. They tied the knot in the year 2005, but Richard passed away on November 16, 2011, at the age of 60, due to liver failure. Medley’s first husband was Ralph Lynch, with whom they tied the knot in the year 1995 and divorced 10 years later (2005).
Dorinda Medley Daughter | Leisure Activities
Medley and Ralph Lynch were blessed with one daughter, Hannah Lynch. Hannah is 29 years old as of 2023 having been born in the year 1994. She likes spending her free time with her husband and daughter.
Medley puts her energy into her home, family, friends, church, social events, and love for pop culture. In her spare time, she likes chilling with a good dirty martini, chilling at the beach, attending the theater, hiking in the mountains, or going to fantastic parties. She is passionate about all kinds of fashion—both expensive and affordable. She sees all her fashion pieces as collector’s items. After a tough year, Medley has learned to love herself and prioritizes her mental/spiritual well-being every day.
Dorinda Medley Net Worth
Medley has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality.
Dorinda Medley The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy
Medley is among the main cast members of Bravo TV’s reality TV show “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy”, which premiered on December 14, 2023. Medley starred in Seasons 2 and 4 of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip”.
The show follows a group of 6 women (inclusive of Medley) who go to the stunning St. Barths for a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience. In this season, the focus will be on the women as they go back to the infamous house on Saline Beach, also known as the Pirate House, which was shown in the 5th season of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Below is a list of the other cast members of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy”;
Dorinda Medley Volunteer Work
Medley and her ex-husband, Richard Medley, were dedicated philanthropists. They committed themselves to raising money for various charitable organizations, with the likes of Hillary Clinton (Secretary), Madeline Albright (Secretary), Desmond Tutu (Bishop), Bill Clinton (President), Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt. To date, Medley volunteers for many charitable causes such as The JoyJ Initiative, NYLovesKids.org, Ali Forney Center, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Born This Way Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and Prevention.
Dorinda Medley House
Medley owns an 11,000-square-foot Tudor-style home situated in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, called “Blue Stone Manor”. The house was built in the year 1902 and it is a 9 bedroom apartment. Blue Stone Manor is where memorable clashes and dramatic moments unfolded among the Real Housewives. The house reflects the Gilded Age with its design reminiscent of the summer cottages built by titans of industry. Intricate ironwork, elaborate mantelpieces, and a seven-bedroom layout capture the spirit of that era. Medley worked with designer Marshall Watson on the restoration of post-2023 floods. The entry hall, adorned with torchères and gold-threaded curtains, exudes the atmosphere of an English Baronial house.
Dorinda Medley Drunk / Alcoholic
In early 2023, Medley left Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret show one weekend, and there were reports that she was not nice to the staff. They asked her to leave and banned her from the club forever. It was said that Medley made some staff members cry, seemed very drunk, and kept yelling, ‘I don’t get paid to be here!’ However, Medley’s spokesperson said she wasn’t too drunk. They explained that she left early on Saturday night because of a “routine cold” to avoid getting others sick.
According to Medley’s spokesperson, she wanted to leave before the crowd so others wouldn’t catch her cold. She came right at the beginning of the show for the same reason. The spokesperson said she wasn’t drunk, didn’t make anyone cry, and a cabaret worker ordered her an Uber for a safe ride home. The club didn’t tell her to leave, and according to the spokesperson, the owners said she could come back anytime.
Dorinda Medley Plastic Surgery
In the year 2019, Medley revealed in an interview that she always wanted to make her skin firmer. In January of that year, she chose to have 6 rounds of a combined treatment at Permanent Touch Cosmetics in Woodbury, NY. She stated that the treatments used laser and light therapy systems called SkinTyte & Forever Young BBL by Sciton. Medley also explained that the goal was to brighten, tighten, and lift her lower neck and face.
After just 1 treatment, Medley admitted she noticed a big difference in her skin. In an Instagram post on October 28, 2019, Medley, without makeup, looked fresh and smooth as she posed with her technician. She expressed her gratitude, writing, “THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING,” and tagged the people who assisted her in her mission to tighten her skin.
Dorinda Medley Book / Memoir
Medley has written a book (memoir) titled “Make It Nice”, which was published in August 2021. The book tells the story of Medley’s life and shares lessons for those facing similar challenges. It also includes the experienced hostess’s valuable tips for entertaining, all delivered with the wit and humor that have made Medley a fascinating read.
Dorinda Medley TV Shows
Medley has appeared in many other television shows, other than the ones mentioned in the biography part. Some of them include;
- The Real Housewives of New York City
- The Real Housewives of New Jersey
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- The Real Housewives of Orange County
- Entertainment Tonight
- Andy Cohen in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
- Access Hollywood
- Jeff Lewis Live
- Nick Cannon
- Celebrity Page
- Dish Nation
Dorinda Medley Online Shop / Website
Dorinda Medley Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 1M followers on Instagram.