Former Real Housewife Dorinda Medley Says She’s “Ready” For a Third Marriage
Former Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley thinks the third time could be the charm when it comes to marriage.
The reality star, who has only recently started dating again, explained that she feels like another wedding could be in her very near future. “I just decided this [on] 2/22/2022, I really decided to change, it’s all about change,” she told Page Six. “I’m getting myself a new apartment. I’m going to move into a different area.” She then added with a laugh, “And I really think I will be married by the end of 2022!”
Medley explained that while that might sound like she’s moving a little fast, she realized during the coronavirus pandemic that she’s really looking for someone to spend the rest of her life with as “it’s not fun to be alone all the time.” She admitted, “That may sound weak. I’m fine [being alone] and I have a ton of friends and I have a ton of family. But I think it’d be nice to have someone in your life to share it with again. I’m ready to come home to [a man].”
The Bravo star explained that she used to be very turned off by the idea of getting married for a third time after going through a divorce with her first husband and the death of her second husband. “I’ve been married and then widowed. I just really thought, ‘That’s it for me. That part of my life is over, enough is enough. I’ve raised a daughter,’” she revealed. “But I don’t think that way anymore.” Medley shares her daughter Hannah with her first husband, Ralph Lynch, and was married to hedge fund manager Richard Medley from October 2005 until his death at age 60 in November 2011. She joked that she’s now ready to become the Elizabeth Taylor of Massachusetts, adding, “I think I’ve got one more in me. I might be a three-timer! Who would’ve thunk it? The little Catholic girl from Great Barrington.”
In terms of what she’s looking for in her next longterm relationship, Medley explains, “I need someone that makes me laugh. I love to have a fun time. I need someone that’s kind. I just want someone that is going to be a partner in life.” She previously dated Madame Paulette owner John Mahdessian for seven years before ending their relationship in September 2019. While he regularly made appearances on Real Housewives over the years, she says being camera-ready isn’t necessarily a requirement for her next beau. “It depends on the person. I think handled correctly, [it could work] but it’s not important. It’s not a criteria that they would be on,” Medley says. “I think it’s always better if people authentically know you.”
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