Dorinda Medley Is Leaving Real Housewives of New York City: 'What a Journey This Has Been'



Throughout it all, Medley said she learned a lot about herself — and was finally able to embrace the fact that she is “a strong, empowered woman.”

“I feel very happy with who I am, how I am, and where I am in life now,” she insisted. "I’m a really great me now. I’m sort of in a really good, empowered place, and I can run myself emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. What comes of that, we’ll see!”

Earlier this season, Medley also opened up about her split from Mahdessian after seven years together.

"The breakup with John is sad. I mean, it's terrible. But I also know that I have to do what's best for me now," Medley, 55, said on the show.

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"Endings are painful, but they’re sometimes good and healthy and needed," she continued. "It’s so easy just to keep communicating and just falling into old habits. Because I have a feeling if I didn’t do this, it would just keep staying plateaued for 10 years, 15 years. And then what?"

As Medley explained, the two didn't have a major falling-out, but they'd grown apart over time.

"I love John and I'll always love John. There's no big fight," Medley said, adding that the two were on good terms and that Mahdessian would "always have a seat at my table."

"We love each other," Medley said. "I'm just doing a little reset."

RHONY also stars Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Leah McSweeney. Tinsley Mortimer  announced her exit earlier this year to move to Chicago.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

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