Dorinda Medley Shocked By Bethenny and Ramona Singer Feud

We are only a few episodes into this season of The Real Housewives of New York City and we’ve already had some explosive moments at the dinner table. For example, Ramona Singer asking Bethenny Frankel information about her B rated movie past and if she’s spoken with her 6-year old daughter about it yet.

Dorinda Medley admits that the Ramona/Bethenny moment “came out of left field,” adding to The Daily Dish, “But I think the problem is it continues, and there are other things that happen and it becomes very cumulative and I think it was damaging. What happened was real and I think the audience is gonna feel it.”

“Sometimes Ramona’s timing is not good and I would say that in front of her. I don’t think she is malicious, but I think that the timing was wrong and I just don’t think you mention [kids]. There’s sort of this thing on our show [where] you don’t mention children, you don’t mention husbands. There’s just sort of these unspoken rules and I think that that [was what] triggered it. The timing was off. It appeared misplaced and it came off as aggressive.”

She shared the same thoughts on WWHL last week. “Ramona sometimes doesn’t have great social cues. She doesn’t do great social timing. And, remember, we hadn’t seen each other all summer. We came off of a very difficult reunion, as you know, and we couldn’t figure out where it came from. And she mentioned her daughter and we sort of have a golden rule that we don’t mention our children.”

She compares the situation to having her own daughter on the show. “I mean my daughter’s 23. She’s chosen to be on the show. She’s an adult. They’re kids. They’re not part of the show. We signed up for this,” she said. “You just shouldn’t. I just don’t go there. I don’t mention husbands and I don’t mention children.”

But Dorinda still has hopes for Ramona and Bethenny’s relationship. “[Bethenny] deflected it with humor, which is what she does best. It’s too bad because they’re both good people and they have a longstanding friendship. They’ve been through a lot and I hope it can be all sorted out and they can come to a place where they can move forward. Even if it’s not as great friends — relationships sometimes change and they turn into something different. But, yeah, I think it was difficult for all of us.”

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Ramona’s comments were calculated….intentional… I’d be pissed too.

It is one ENTIRELY different thing to bring up the photos, the movie etc., and say Bryn’s name in conjunction with it to hurt Bethenny. And then countless, who supposedly isn’t holding a grudge, accuses Bethenny of holding one while she is bringing it up to pile on, forgetting they said they would leave it behind and try harder. I have never heard B bring ANYONE’S kids into a public conversation. She went to the showing of Victoria’s painting at the museum, after Victoria was an adult, and was totally supportive of the nude self portrait. Why does anyone think… Read more »

it was calculated for sure. If you watch back that scene from the dinner, and look at the faces of the ladies when ramona throws her BS… they all look shocked, even Dorinda, except luman, luman knew it was coming. They both talked about it before hand and luman added her crap on top of it. It’s all really not so subtle at all.

Again Jay, all too true.

Ramona’s looking for a story line this season. I have never liked her and I think it’s time to retire her!

she was fun last season, I grew to like her, but now I realize that she really does flip flop every greaking season. she’s turned on everyone!

Honestly Jay, she has been that way since season 1. She has never been a nice person, or anyone I would ever have in my social circle!

Bethenny can dish it out, but, man, she wimps when served some of her own medicine. She made the topless movie, and it was all over the press during the time they were filming this season. Ramona has issues with mothers, public nudity, and the effects it may or may not have their kids. Remember when she left the stage because they were just talking about nude pictures of Alex in season 1? It’s not like Ramona started screeching she was a slut and a whore…she just asked if she had discussed the movie with her kid. BFD.

Bethenny has never talked about any of their kids, has she?

Ramona has never been subtle…but then neither has Bethenny. As for involving kids, Bethenny sure didn’t mind dragging Dennis Shields daughter into the muck last season at the reunion. Look, you go through life telling the maître d’ as he shows you to your table that one of the guests joining you will be offering him a BJ in the restroom before the evening ends, you’re gonna get a little push back. Like most bullies, Beth folds whenever anyone gives her back a little of what she gives out. No one said anything mean about Bryn. It was just pointed… Read more »
She didn’t drag Dennis’s daughter, who was an adult at the time BTW, through some seedy “questionairre” we’re friends BS. She called her, likely with prior approval from the daughter in case countless decided to lie her ass off as she is so good at doing. It is OFF LIMITS to even mention the names of CHILDREN WHO ARE SIX in connection with some 25 year old movie. If a “friend” isn’t aware, especially one who has a daughter of her own, then she is as clueless as she seems, which is pretty effing stupid, cruel, without class ( what… Read more »

Nothing is “off limits” according to Bethenny…unless it is about her. The only reason she doesn’t talk about other people’s kids is she doesn’t know they even exist…cause nothing exists unless it effects her. I think Ramona has had enough of her, that’s all….but whatever the reason I hope she and Luann keep it up….and Beth keeps staying home. If I were them, I would shout “BRYN! BRYN! BRYN!” every time she enters the same room I am in.

I see, so asking how her and Avery’s mother-daughter formal was out of the gate was what??? Then asking how Luann’s remodel was going? After that she had no time to ask anything of Dorinda or Luann, because Ramona decided to try to make her look bad, which, I know, IYO, is easy, just not mine. I was shown without a doubt how important Avery is to Ramona during season 2 or maybe 3. Season 1 reunion, she walked off stage when the topic of nude photos of Alex McCord were mentioned. At the 100th episode special, Andy, who I… Read more »
Oh how wonderful to hear this from a man, and a gentleman to boot. I have never in all the years Bethenny has been on the show heard her repeat ONE THING, that was spoken in confidence, or spread rumors, only sharing what she knew as truth on camera, yeah, Luann put her entire perfect marriage said 20 times on camera. B has never once spoken of anyone’s children with anything but respect, and I guess they all forget Bryn is SIX. We feel a little different when they are SIX, rather that grown. Not a lot, but more protective… Read more »

Good job, 3 D’s as always.

True & true Jay.

What business is it of Ramonas? And why wouldn’t she ask her off camera?

Off camera?
I will just offer the same response given by Beth when asked why she didn’t tell Luann Tom was cheating on her off camera.
“It’s a reality show”.

Well put, cat62. none of Ramona’s buisiness at all. I think, have said it before, Ramona is bitter with her life right now & pushing her way through her daughter & friends’ door, acting their age is so abnormal too.

We all know Ramona had decided what her topics of conversation would be before she entered the room. She does this all the time. The way most of her conversations are just thrown out there and are irrelevant to what is actually going on at the time makes it very clear.

Countless saying when Dorinda was speaking of what she was going to say to Sonja, and Dorinda implying it was all good Countless pops up with “Like a lady always does.” I spit out my coffee, no S**t on my counter at her uttering the word “Lady.” Then, Ramona spouting after bringing up Bethenny’s 6 year old, which is effing OFF LIMITS, at the dinner, then saying “we should be able to as friends ask ANYTHING! ” Really. I don’t recall Bethenny ever once saying anything about anyone’s small, or even grown children in a derogatory way, or asking publicly… Read more »

3 D’s your comments are to the point. You rock girl.

Two Scorps going at it, meh. Another pair that’s bickered through the years: not particularly invested in this feud. Have the feeling it will eventually work itself out, although I expect residual hurt to be there for a loooong while.

I have to say I very much respect & like that Dorinda kisses no one’s a**, not countless, not Ramona and certainly not John, she runs that relationship and always has. When she was at lunch at Little Red, she was incorrect that Bethenny would have put them on a “big screen” had the situations been reversed. Tom’s little mistake was kept on Bethenny’s little phone during the entire Miami trip since Bethenny didn’t want to ruin the weekend. She didn’t call everyone in NY society as Dorinda implied, so the reversed situation already happened, she was wrong and it’s… Read more »