What Did Dorinda Medley from ‘RHONY’ Think About How Luann de Lesseps Treated Bethenny Frankel?
The Real Housewives of New York City got off to a rocky start with Luann de Lesseps at serious odds with close friend Dorinda Medley. The two had a painful exchange last season and were having trouble finding their way back to their friendship.
Even though de Lesseps was at odds with Medley she was battling serious demons. She was dealing with coming off rehab and faced a lawsuit from her children. While she weathered the storm, friends Barbara Kavovit and Bethenny Frankel were by her side.
But once de Lesseps recovered she made some biting comments behind Frankel’s back. Frankel has since responded to the footage, but Medley also weighed in during her appearance on the Watch What Happens Live After Show.
Frankel had de Lesseps’ back
The women reveal during the current season how serious things became with de Lesseps. During dinner, Kavovit, Frankel and de Lesseps discussed an instance where de Lesseps tried to purchase a multi-million dollar home while drunk.
Kavovit and Frankel share during confessional interviews that they had to intervene and ultimately help de Lesseps return to rehab. Frankel even got her boyfriend Dennis Shields involved in the intervention. Shields unexpectedly passed away later in the summer, leaving Frankel devastated.
When the season began, de Lesseps is seen leaning heavily on Frankel. She confides in her and gravitates to her side during Kavovit’s clambake. de Lesseps also admits that Frankel was a lifesaver during a horrible time in her life.
But then she made these comments
The glow from Frankel’s support appears to have waned as de Lesseps makes a number of digs at her during a trip to the Berkshires. When Medley shares that Frankel will be occupying “the best bedroom” at her home, de Lesseps doesn’t hide her
During dinner she expresses her annoyance that Frankel was given the bedroom. But later she went deeper while getting her hair done. She met Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan in the city and made fun of how Frankel got the best bedroom.
“I cannot believe she is rolling her eyes,” Ramona Singer says in a confessional interview. “After everything Bethenny did to help her during the summer?”
What did Frankel think?
When Frankel was on Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen showed the clip of de Lesseps mocking Frankel. The audience was not pleased as a number of groans were heard.
Although Frankel says she doesn’t regret helping de Lesseps she lets her feelings be known. “It was a crisis,” Frankel says. But, “She’s not supposed to lay down the red carpet [for me] for the rest of my life at all. She does really like her title and she is entitled. The bottom line… it’s fine.”
Later Frankel tweeted her thanks to her supporters. “I love that you’re all so invested & watching religiously. I’m so grateful that you’re so protective over me & admonish anyone who isn’t nice to me. We have to be kind to each other on social or we become the people we watch & cringe at.”
Medley weighs in too
Medley and de Lesseps seem to make up on the show. But the comments de Lesseps made about Frankel are not lost on Medley. Cohen asks Medley for her opinion during the WWHL After Show.
A caller asks Medley if she feels vindicated after seeing how de Lesseps treated Frankel. “Absolutely,” Medley exclaims. “You’ve got to remember this isn’t the first time. First there was Barbara, then there’s me, then there’s Bethenny. And you know as Dr. Phil said, ‘Past behavior represents future behavior.'”
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