Dorinda Medley has had her own problems on the Real Housewives of New York City and now she is giving advice on how to handle Bethenny Frankel.
“Sometimes Bethenny talks at you and not talks to you,” she told PEOPLE. “And I think it’s very difficult – you just want to get away from it. ‘Make it stop – whatever you say is right, I just want to go! You’re right, you’re right – okay!'”
Dorinda got into her biggest fight with Bethenny on the season eight finale this week, and she says it was a fight she still has anxiety about.
“I’m nervous again just watching it again,” she said. “I swear to god, I’m sweating again!”
Dorinda explains she didn’t see the conflict coming, which was over Frankel’s opinions over Jules Wainstein’s eating disorder.
“I’m coming to a party [Bethenny’s] hosting for her brand, and I was taken off guard,” Medley revealed. “You think you’re just going to come and enjoy the evening and all of a sudden you’re put into a position where you’re backed into a corner and you’re trying to figure out what she’s saying!”
But this isn’t their first fight. Earlier this season Bethenny confronted Dorinda over her boyfriend John Mahdessian. “It’s the one thing I didn’t take into consideration when I started doing this,” Medley says of the the criticism Mahdessian received. “I knew that you were going to be looked at a little more closely. But also, people are very different on camera. You have such short [clips] and people judge you and your entirety on that. So I’ve had to sort of take a step back and learn from it to maybe keep things a little more private.”
“Some of the things I’ve had to re-evaluate and sit down and say ‘Hmm I like that, I don’t like that,’ and tweak my life a little bit. Some of it’s been good.”
But Dorinda doesn’t have any regrets, even how she was accused of “meddling” this season. “I always like to be part of everything,” Medley said. “I don’t think I was ever hurtful. I was trying to be helpful. Did I sometimes light some fires I shouldn’t have lit? Yes. But my intent was good.”
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