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Media Release: Friday March 6, 2015.

The Real Housewives of New York City
Season seven returns on Arena
Bethenny Frankel is back along with new housewife Dorinda Medley joining Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan

New York City will never be the same when new and former housewives collide on the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City which premieres Express from the US, Wednesday April 8 at 7.30pm on Foxtel’s Arena.

The name of the game in season seven is change as the ladies face betrayal, crumbling marriages, new love and endless wild nights. After a three-season hiatus, Bethenny Frankel makes her highly anticipated return joining Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and new housewife Dorinda Medley.
It’s Bethenny like you have never seen her before as she struggles with finalising her divorce, looking for a new place to live and coping with being a single mother. In another emotional journey, Ramona’s 25-year relationship with Mario ends as she looks to her longtime friend, Dorinda, for support. Meanwhile, Dorinda is also in the process of moving forward with her life after the passing of her husband more than three years ago. She is in a new relationship, but her friends and daughter question if he is Mr. Right or just Mr. Right Now. One woman who never seeks anyone’s approval is Carole. Her love life is in full bloom with a hot younger chef, but a call from overseas sends her off to deal with her past. Sonja, frustrated by the lack of encouragement for her businesses from the ladies last year, is on a mission to prove that she is not only a socialite, but also a serious businesswoman. Cleaning house, LuAnn is selling her Hamptons home and taking a closer look at the friendships that are not working in her life. Kristen and Josh have a newfound appreciation for each other as Kristen sets her sights on expanding business opportunities. Never shy to give her opinion or rub people the wrong way, Heather was ready to play nice with Bethenny, however it seems the “skinny” on their relationship isn’t quite so “yummie.”

Meet the new housewife:

Dorinda Medley

Manhattan socialite Dorinda was born in the Berkshires and, after graduating college, got her start in the New York City showrooms at Liz Claiborne. Dorinda moved to London to be with her first husband and started her own cashmere company, DCL Cashmere, with many high-profile London clients like Princess Diana and Joan Collins. After almost ten years in London, she got a divorce, sold her company, and moved to New York City with her daughter, Hannah, to figure out life in the city as a single mom. In 2005, Dorinda met and married Richard Medley, and together they worked on fund-raising for causes with the likes of Desmond Tutu, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Hilary Clinton. After the tragic loss of her beloved Richard, Dorinda and Hannah became each other’s strength through the difficult time and are now closer than ever. She is currently dating John Mahdessian, owner of Madame Paulette, the leading cleaning and restoration establishment of worldwide couture garments in the Upper East Side. Dorinda is always putting her energy and focus into her friends, family, and charity work. 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.

The Real Housewives of New York City season 7 premieres Wednesday April 8 at 7.30pm on Foxtel’s Arena. From April 29th the season will screen Wednesdays at 8.30pm.