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Dorinda Medley Posts a Rare Update on Daughter Hannah’s Life Today: “My Best Friend”

The RHONY mom opened up about what Hannah Lynch’s life looks like these days. 

By Jocelyn Vena
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The Real Housewives of New York City’s Dorinda Medley found yet another reason to make it nice and celebrate this holiday season. This week marks the birthday of her daughter, Hannah Lynch, and Dorinda posted a bunch of photos of her kid for the occasion, while also sharing a rare update on how her daughter is doing today.

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“My best friend was born 29 years ago and my most beautiful achievement. Every day you continue to grow and make this world a more beautiful place,” Dorinda wrote on Instagram this week. “Happy Birthday [Hannah]. I am very proud to be called your ‘Momma.’ I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!”

When Dorinda spoke to Bravo Insider back in 2021, she noted that Hannah was keeping busy with academic life and even offered up her literary eye by helping to edit Dorinda’s 2021 memoir, Make It Nice: “Hannah’s an incredible writer. She’s an academic writer. That’s her life. She’s more like her father [Ralph Lynch] in the way she thinks. She thinks more academically, more straightforward. She could look at it ’cause I tend to be a little bit more, you know, colorful and flowery. Hannah’s a much more serious character.”

At the time, Dorinda noted that Hannah was thriving. “She’s doing really well. She’s happy. She’s good. Hannah was never really a big part of the show. She doesn’t like the limelight [laughs]. She’s very much her father. She’s much more of an academic. And she stay[s] very much in the shadows. And, you know, even I’m [just] mom to her,” Dorinda said. “I remember we were somewhere, at Bergdorf’s, one day and I was shopping with her. And one time, this woman goes up to Hannah and says, ‘Doesn’t your mom always make it nice?’ She goes, ‘That’s weird. That’s weird, Mom.’ Even on the show, she was very scarce. I had to beg her. But the wonderful thing about Hannah is when she was on the show, she had impact.”

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