The ladies on the Real Housewives of New York are among the toughest in Bravo’s hit franchise, but sometimes they are no match for Bethenny Frankel. This season, Frankel calls out Dorinda Medley for being a “drunk,” which sparked a classic response from Medley.
In the preview for this season, Medley voiced her opinion about the situation and slammed Frankel for constantly labelling others. While it is true that Medley enjoys boozing it up, being called a drunk on national television still hurt.
In response to what happened, Medley said that Frankel’s insult “was very hurtful, and it was mean, and it was unnecessary.” The RHONY star also pointed out that Frankel targets someone every season and pins them with a derogatory label.
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Frankel has burned quite a bit of friendships on the show. This season, Frankel is dealing with a major fallout with Carole Radziwill, who has been her good friends the past few years. The last thing Frankel needed was to pick a fight with Medley and it will interesting to see how this one plays out. Frankel needs to start playing nice with her co-stars or she might not have too many friends left by the season finale.
As far as Medley is concerned, she isn’t afraid to admit that she has a problem with alcohol. According to All About The Real Housewives, Medley recently opened up about her boozing issues and confessed that alcohol has helped her get through a transitional part of her life.
Medley started drinking more because she was sad that her daughter, Hannah Lynch, moved away and she was dealing with the end of her second marriage. She only started drinking more in order to deal with the sadness she felt.
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Although she throws back a few more than she used to, Medley doesn’t think she has an alcohol problem. Instead, she views her drinking habit as a fun hobby and doesn’t think she needs an intervention. We’re pretty sure that Frankel thinks otherwise, but she’s never going to get through to Medley unless she changes her tone. We can only hope that Medley gets herself under control, especially when it comes to her ongoing feud with Sonja Morgan, which seems to be heating up.
Bethenny Frankel has not commented on Dorinda Medley’s recent interview.
Fans can watch the drama unfold when new episodes of the Real Housewives of New York air Wednesday nights on Bravo.