Was Dorinda Medley Fired From ‘RHONY’ Over Turkey Baster Comment?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dorinda Medley

Dorinda Medley is not going to be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City. The actuality TV persona introduced she was leaving the present after six seasons. Although no actual motive was given for her departure, there have been rumors concerning the motive why. One rumor says Medley was axed from the franchise for a imply joke suggesting Tinsley Mortimer use a turkey baster to get pregnant.

Dorinda Medley
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Wait, what did Dorinda Medley say?

Medley had a tough season on RHONY and her disdain for Tinsley Mortimer made her say a horrible factor. Fans of the present know that Mortimer’s dream was to discover a man, get married and begin a household. The New York City socialite was open about her want to have a child and talked about freezing her eggs as she was approaching 40 years of age.

During one of many tiffs Mortimer had with Medley, the latter made a horrible remark concerning the former needing a turkey baster to get pregnant.

“I mean, the vile turkey baster comment,” Mortimer mentioned citing the difficulty in the course of the season 12 reunion. “When women who cannot get pregnant and the infertility is such a huge…”

Medley mentioned “sorry” for making that assertion however Mortimer continued expressing how horrible it was and included Andy Cohen.

“A turkey baster? That’s IVF, ok?” Mortimer added. “Andy’s baby was from IVF. Would you say the same thing to Andy?”

“I said I’m sorry I said that. I apologize,” Medley mentioned. “It was a bad joke and I’m sorry.”

Cohen additionally weighed-in and mentioned it was “mean.”

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Andy Cohen talks about Dorinda Medley

It was the turkey baster remark that was allegedly that made Cohen need to not renew Medley’s RHONY contract. However, the Watch What Happens Live host mentioned it was not true and he delved into the difficulty on his SiriusXM present.

“There was a big story on Page Six that her turkey baster comment was the last straw for me personally,” Cohen mentioned on Radio Andy. “Well, while I didn’t like that comment, that’s not true.”

Cohen debunked Medley was let go for the tasteless remark. Furthermore, he added that in the course of the reunion, Medley mentioned “she should’ve taken the year off.” The Bravo TV persona mentioned Medley “was in a bad place, her house had been flooded, her dad was sick.”

“We lost Bethenny [Frankel] right as filming began and we lost Tinsley halfway through the season. So maybe Dorinda didn’t feel like she could take the year off,” Cohen added.

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“Sometimes taking a pause is a good thing and I am really hopeful that this is indeed a pause and that she would rejoin the show at some point,” Cohen mentioned noting that he doesn’t say this to all of the Housewives. “I think a pause is a good thing and she will come back renewed and refreshed.”

Dorinda Medley declares departure

It was on the finish of August that Medley introduced she was departing RHONY after 6 seasons on the present.

“What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice…,” she wrote on Instagram. “But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.”

Medley was really iconic and followers can proceed to look at her because the RHONY Season 12 continues to unfold on Thursday nights on Bravo.

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