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Dorinda Medley: I Finally Feel Like “One of the Girls”

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The newest housewife of New York City Dorinda Medley is weighing in on the drama of this week’s episode in her Bravo Blog between LuAnn and Carole, and Bethenny opening up about her past and talking with her father. She also dishes on how she’s interacting and making new friendships with the ladies-having her finally feel like “one of the girls.”

“So we’re back from Atlantic Titty, as I like to call it. Strangely, that trip left me feeling more connected with the women. It’s not easy making friends—especially at my age and after the life I’ve lived—but I’m starting to feel “familiar” around them, if that makes any sense. The sheen of being a “NY Housewife” isn’t entirely there anymore, because I’m one of them, you know? During and after the Atlantic City trip, I started to feel more comfortable, more at ease, and more like “one of the girls.” Considering how they carry on sometimes, I’m not quite sure if that is a positive or a negative just yet. Maybe a little of both? I don’t know…It’s always interesting to put eight women together for a few days, that’s for sure. You see the politeness slip a bit, the “veneer” get a little cloudy, and you really see them in all their glory—and in all their realness. All and all, it was a fun trip…and a bit of a learning experience.

The good news is this: Never a dull moment! For example, Ramona is great about having the never-ending birthday that never ends (redundancy intended). In reality, her birthday is November 18, but the celebrations start shortly after Halloween and continue throughout the month of November, Thanksgiving be damned. It’s like Ramona Heritage Month. Our next stop on the birthday train was at Fishtail with ALL of her friends. And I mean ALL of them. These girls run the Upper East Side with an iron fist. They basically buy out every season at Bergdorf’s before it makes it to the floor. They’re a fun crowd—colorful characters—and Bethenny was right: It’s like the Cantina’s greatest hits from Star Wars. Of course, they’re all jockeying to be Princess Leia, though c’mon, Ramona’s the birthday girl. We know she’s the princess in our midst. After all, it is November…

I don’t typically run with these girls, but over the years of living in this ‘hood and being one of those “ladies who lunch,” I guess I can comfortably say I’ve claimed my seat at the table, so to speak. Seeing Heather, Carole, and Bethenny there was like spotting animals that wandered into the wrong habitat. Not really their “downtown diva” scene, but the effort is all that matters. Carole, babe, I know you’re coming back up “here,” but I think that hat needs to stay downtown. “Hobo chic” doesn’t really play well north of 57th Street. I do like how Heather is versatile and adapts to any and all situations and just knows how to turn it on (though “mama” and “holla” are as out of place as Carole’s beanie, in all honesty). Watching Bethenny was the most entertaining for me: She just wants nods and smiles and gets out as fast as possible. Kinda wish she would’ve taken me with her…there’s only so much chat about personal shoppers, the traffic on Fifth Ave., and what a disaster DiBlasio is that one can take before they start obsessing over fine lines and poodles.

By the way, I wish I had been invited to the boxing match! I love boxing! It’s such a rush and makes you feel alive. You saw that first-hand. Boxing takes the meekest of beings and makes them want to see blood (ahem…Kristen). Wow, girl, you got into it! Don’t let that “pretty” thing fool you; she was ready to jump in and knock some teeth out. I was very impressed. Last time I saw her this excited, it was when another box of Manolos just popped up out of nowhere. I like this side of you, KT. It shows what I’ve seen in you all along: real passion is your super power.

Oh…and then there’s the Carole/Luann situation getting some more meat on its bones. This one is a hard one, because I get the way Luann feels: She’s a mom, and it’s her niece at the center of this issue. At the same time, I also get Carole’s perspective. She’s never been a mom, of course, but she lives a very youthful life, downtown, surrounded with young people. I believe her and Adam really do have some sort of connection—no doubt about that. Is it love? I don’t know, but obviously it is something. I hate to get involved with people’s private lives—it is so personal and really private. At least to me. I draw the line at critiquing one’s decisions. As long as they’re happy and the person they’re with is happy and they’re not hurting anyone by being together, then I’m fine with it. The details of the Carole/Adam tryst and the family connection to Luann is still a bit cloudy to me, so I don’t know. I just hope they work it out, because it’s gotten pretty heated and tense. Let’s face it, they were great friends, and I hope they find a way to rekindle that friendship. Listen, I’m just trying to figure out my life and my relationships again, and I’m trying to keep it simple. Naturally, that means keeping other people out of it. Am I right? You’re welcome.

Speaking of private lives…I was so surprised to see how open Bethenny was about her past and her family. In may ways, she and I grew up around the same people. My grandfather loved race horses, being around the track and all those characters—some of which were colorful, to say the least. Evel Knievel was one of them, so that might give you a sense…

But despite how I could relate to some aspects of her childhood, it was a tough scene to watch at the end of this episode. Listen, we’re all looking for love. Some of us are looking for a love we once knew, others for a love we see others enjoy, and some are just trying to find what love means to them. In the end, we all want to be needed, wanted, and desired. But there’s nothing that completes that quest quite like a mother’s love. One can “suck at relationships” till they’re blue in the face, but not finding love or a mate to love you or make you feel loved is, at its core, entirely conditional. It truly depends on the who, what, when, where, and why…and all of those rely on you. They are yours to determine. A mother’s love, however, is unconditional. It’s a given. It’s something that gives those of us blessed to have it, an accelerator, a momentum in life. Knowing you have a “home” in someone’s heart because they are part of you and you are part of them is sometimes all you need to go take on the world. Without that mother’s love and affection, it’s got to be difficult to not feel lost. That said, not having that in your life really makes you appreciate it so much more, right? You come to value how priceless and profound an unconditional, immovable love can be. This is why Bethenny is such an amazing mother. So devoted, so compassionate, so unconditionally in love with her daughter…it’s inspiring to see and moving to a fellow mom. As you’ve come to see, Bethenny’s a titan through and through. She found it in herself to foster that momentum and catapult herself into the big leagues. Would she have had the same drive and determination had she not experienced that kind of pain? Is that where she gets that hardcore, no-nonsense attitude to petty crap? Is that why a clash with Bethenny is like clashing with no other titan?

It’s all fascinating to me. And now that I finally feel like “one of the girls,” it’s some of the best popcorn drama I’ve ever seen. I almost can’t wait to watch what happens next. It’s all so…yummie.”

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Tinsley Mortimer Reveals She Has Hope About Reconciling with Scott Kluth

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Tinsley Mortimer Reveals She Has Hope About Reconciling with Scott Kluth

 

We recently reported that RHONY star Tinsley Mortimer and her boyfriend Scott Kluth broke-up, but now Tinsley is revealing she wants to get back together with Scott.

Mortimer was a guest on the Reality Life With Kate Casey podcast and shared that she has hope that things will work out with Scott. “It was like a boot camp back to my life. Being around these strong women who are all opinionated with big personalities and confident, makes you really look at yourself and get your life back. It was a good way to get to be me again.”

Kate Casey asked Tinsley about living at Sonja Morgan’s house. “I was living with a bunch of dolls and stuffed animals everywhere, but they were sort of my built in friends.”

“We definitely had our complications. It’s not easy to live with somebody,” she said before adding, “Sonja had leaked something to the press making me out seem like a bad house guest. I know in the grand of scheme that sounds so dumb, but at that time, it was once again someone close to me and it felt like a betrayal. I just wasn’t in a safe haven. I felt betrayed and I felt hurt.”

So, what else did Tinsley have to say about her relationship with Scott? “All of sudden reality sort of hits and he has to be in Chicago for a company that he works for called Coupon Cabin – which I actually still work for because he hired me to work for him. He’s just very, very busy. He’s focused on working and I have to be in New York, obviously. We had a bit of distance problem and we did break up, but we did just see each other this past weekend,” she shared.

Tinsley concluded, “Hopefully we are going to work things out. I’m very optimistic about it and he’s such a great guy. I love Chicago and I love him. I’m just hopeful that we can make it work.”

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Jill Zarin Won’t Leave Husband Bobby’s Side Because His Battle with Cancer Has Gotten Worse

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Jill Zarin Won’t Leave Husband Bobby’s Side Because His Battle with Cancer Has Gotten Worse

 

We are so sad to report that Jill Zarin’s husband Bobby is losing his fight against cancer and the former RHONY star is refusing to leave his side during his last days.

“Jill put on a brave face at Bloomingdale’s Makeup Date 2017 event,” an insider shares. “Jill was holding back tears and looked worried and scared.”

“I asked her how Bobby was doing and she said he was back in the hospital and she didn’t want to leave his side,” the insider added. “Jill has been by Bobby’s side 24/7 since his cancer took a turn for the worse and she said it was hard to leave for the 45 minute appearance, but Bobby insisted that she go.”

“She said Bobby encouraged her to step away and honor her commitment to Bloomingdale’s, but it was very hard for her,” the insider told RadarOnline. “She said the past few weeks have been a roller coaster of good days and bad days and that the family is taking things day by day.”

“Jill said that she was going back to the hospital [after the event] and she seemed very worried about Bobby,” the insider said. “She thanked the audience for their love, support and prayers during this difficult time.”

“Jill and Bobby have an incredible support system of family, friends and fans that have rallied around them,” a source close to the family revealed. “It’s very sad. Friends and family don’t know what’s going to happen and they are all very worried and scared.”

“Bobby is everything to Jill and she prays every day for a miracle,” the insider concluded.

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What Does Teresa Giudice Really Think of New RHONJ Margaret Josephs?

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What Does Teresa Giudice Really Think of New RHONJ Margaret Josephs?

 

New RHONJ star Margaret Josephs has caused quite a stir with her co-stars Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania, but how does the OG of NJ, feel about her? Teresa Giudice had this to say about the “Powerhouse in Pigtails.”

Giudice says she “bonded” with Josephs on the boat ride in Boca. “I was just talking to her about my mom and what I went through and she was just really sweet.”

“She listened to me and she got teary-eyed,” Teresa continued. “We just bonded. She was telling me about her life and that was it. That’s when we clicked.”

“I think she’s awesome,” she added of Margaret. “I really think she’s an awesome person.”

You can watch the video below:

How do you feel about Margaret? Let’s discuss.

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