Tensions ran high in Mexico on this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. When her co-stars were two hours late to dinner, Bethenny Frankel was NOT happy.
“How am I the first one to dinner?” Frankel said, before she went to track down Dorinda Medley who was clearly intoxicated. “I want to lay in a bath and go to bed and everyone’s like ‘Go to dinner.’ So I get dressed and come down and I’m alone. It’s a little maddening.”
But Dorinda wasn’t taking any of Bethenny’s crap. “You say I’m not on time but it’s vacation time. Don’t worry about it,” Medley snapped at Frankel. “You’re being so crazy, stop! … When you show up at the door and you’re aggressive, it scares me a little bit.”
But Bethenny claimed Dorinda was putting on an act. “No, it’s not a big act. You stop. You stop. Don’t say it to me,” Medley said. “You just show up there and you sit there like I was late. And I wasn’t. No I wasn’t. Don’t say it’s a big act … you do your act too. Stop it Bethenny, it makes me feel bad. I mean really. What the f*ck?”
During the altercation, Dorinda was slamming a dinner knife on the table and ended up with a gash in her hand. Bethenny helped her clean up, but the two continued arguing after.
“I just always feel like I’m late and I always have this internal pressure. It’s the worst,” Frankel said. “I never will disrespect other people’s time. If someone says they’re showing up somewhere, I will always be there, it’s never going to change.”
Dorinda stormed off, but eventually she came back to finish the argument. “So you’re someone special ’cause we went to Skinnygirl today?” Medley asked. “Whatever Bethenny. You’re mean. You’re a mean bitch. I thought we could be friends. I never said a mean word about you or towards you or anything. I stuck up for you for everything, haven’t I? Do your sh*t, Bethenny.”
“You think I don’t know exactly who I am?” Bethenny fired back. “I know exactly who I am. [And] I don’t need to be reminded of it because I already know it and it’s probably not going to change.”
The next day, Dorinda and Bethenny had another blow up. “You win. You’re correct. Are we good now?” Dorinda asked, but Bethenny’s criticism that Medley had “a nasty side” didn’t go over well.
“I do have a nasty side and I regret it sometimes,” Dorinda cried to Carole Radziwill. “I’m very strong and I do try to come from a place of nurturing. [But] instead of dealing with what I really feel, I react aggressively. I’ve had to work on that.”
“I have a problem,” Medley later told Frankel, explaining how her temper has been a problem in her relationships with her boyfriend and daughter. “When I feel what I perceive as attacked, I react. And it’s not even my valid feeling and it’s usually wrong. I’ve had to work on this and I reacted poorly last night. If I said anything negative about Skinnygirl… I had a beautiful time yesterday. I was so wrong and I want you to forgive me for it.”
And Bethenny was ready to let things go. “I have my own stuff,” she said. “I feel like I’m always apologizing for being successful. Like I’m self-conscious that it happened for me and I want to make everybody feel good and maybe I don’t. I’m hiding half the things that I do because I feel that I don’t want to gloat.”
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