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Dorinda Medley Opens Up About Bethenny Frankel's Comments on Her Drinking

The Real Housewives of New York City mom teases the "very hurtful" comment to come.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Things are about to get emotional for Dorinda Medley this season of The Real Housewives of New York City. The trailer for this season, which you can check out above, shows Bethenny Frankel calling a Dorinda "a drunk," followed by Dorinda saying with tears in her eyes, "You know, I have a life now that's not the life that I expected." 

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Dorinda addressed Bethenny's comments during a recent interview with ET. “It was very hurtful, and it was mean, and it was unnecessary,” she said. “Every season, she has to label someone. ‘You’re a whore. You’re a loser. You’re a drunk. You’re dead to me.’” 

However, Dorinda acknowledged during the interview that she does like to imbibe from time to time, as we saw during her Halloween party in the Season 10 premiere, but she said, "It doesn't define my whole life." She also explained to ET that she was going through something personally while filming this season of RHONY. “One of the reasons why I was drinking away my sorrows was, I was really sad last fall. I was going through something. I had realized [my daughter], Hannah [Lynch], had moved out, that job was over. I was in my 50s, you know, I've been a wife twice — that job's over. What do I do now?” she said. "It was a transitional feeling, a little bit, like, misplaced. Instead of making any big, sweeping movements, I just stopped. You know, I stopped running in the wind and I kind of let the wind just pass me by, and I started to realize, 'Hmm. This is kind of nice, you know? I can be selfish. I don't have to look after anyone except me.'” 

Dorinda previously shared what it's like to see herself get tipsy on RHONY when she stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last June. "No, I think, you know what? Carole [Radziwill]'s always saying, 'Come on, get tipsy. You're always more fun when you're tipsy and stuff.' And then I do it, and I look back," Dorinda shared. "Listen, I'm semi-harmless, aren't I? No one's calling 911." 

See more of Dorinda's response, below.

Dorinda’s Tipsy Moments on #RHONY
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