Hillary Clinton Watches 'Real Housewives of New York', but Who's Her Favorite?
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
There's always time for reality TV!
Hillary Clinton may be busy campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, but apparently, that isn't stopping her from watching Real Housewives of New York. What's more, it looks like she may also be a fan of Dorinda Medley, as was revealed on season seven’s reunion episode with Andy Cohen on Tuesday.
"I hear that you heard from Hillary Clinton about the show?" Andy asked Dorinda.
"Yes, can you believe that?" Dorinda replied. "‘Cause Richard used to work on his campaign so I got a call from one of the people who work on it and they said, ‘You know I just want to tell you that Hillary really enjoys you on the show'…I didn't even know what to say."
Andy responded, "Wait, but was the next sentence, 'Can we have $20,000?'"
It turns out that Dorinda has indeed raised funds for Hillary. On her Bravo.com bio, it says that in 2005, she and Richard "worked on fund-raising for causes with the likes of Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Hillary Clinton."
Fundraising aside, Dorinda has been one to watch! After the loss of her husband Richard, she started dating again and is currently with John Mahdessian, the owner of Madame Paulette (a cleaning and restoration establishment for couture garments).
"Dorinda is always putting her energy and focus into her friends, family, and charity work," Bravo.com writes about her. "She enjoys vacationing and all types of fashion, both high-end and high-street, and considers all of her pieces collector’s items—the glitzier and stylish, the better for this true New York City housewife."
And when she's not showing off high-fashion, she's keeping it real.
For example, when her 21-year-old daughter Hannah wanted to keep a designer bag, she told her, "You don't need a Fendi bag. Get a job."