Dorinda Medley Explains ‘RHONY’ Co-Stars Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s Falling Out (Exclusive)

The ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ star tells ET that hope is not lost for the pair’s friendship.

There wasn’t one thing that caused the rift between Real Housewives of New York City co-stars Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill, this according to Dorinda Medley.

“You'll see how the whole thing unfolds,” she teases to ET. “It really does unfold over, like, eight episodes. So, for me to even sit here and say, this is the one thing, it wasn't.”

In the season 10 trailer, Bethenny confesses, “I'm not sure Carole's as excited to see me as she used to be.” That statement joins a couple quick teases of what’s to come for the pair, with Carole accusing Bethenny of always being defensive and aggressive.

“You know, some people are lung to tongue, and the other people, some people like to think about it and slowly let it come out,” Dorinda notes. “They're more listeners, observers and commenters, but it doesn't mean you're any less involved. This year, [Carole’s] a little more lung to tongue.”

“She's a very strong woman and she likes to speak the truth,” Dorinda explains. “This year, she was like, dammit, I'm gonna speak the truth. Listen, they had a very strong relationship, a very close relationship, but sometimes, as I said to both of them, things change. Doesn't mean the friendship's over.”

“They'll figure it out and come back together,” she adds. “It might just be a little different.”

From the looks of social media, things are only getting worse between Carole and Bethenny. Carole has been responding to numerous fans about her issues with Bethenny, calling her out for lying. Even so, Dorinda says there’s hope for a reconciliation.

“I mean, no one, no one died, you know?” she says. “At the end of the day, they'll work through it and they'll just settle. Haven't you ever had that? Where you just sort of have to readjust.”

Dorinda admits she was surprised to see Carole and Bethenny reach a breaking point, but notes it will make for good television, as the group’s dynamic shuffles as a result.

“I think what's interesting is to watch how the other relationships develop,” she says. “I think the group's fantastic. We're all strong characters, we have a great dynamic -- we're very comfortable around each other, which is such a great thing.”

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.


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