The “Real Housewives” universe lost of its most entertaining cast members on Tuesday when Dorinda Medley announced she was leaving “Real Housewives of New York” after six seasons on the show. While fans of the show will certainly miss her, so too will former “RHONY” star Carole Radziwill who heaped praise on Medley after news of her departure broke, while also throwing major shade on the other women.
“Dorinda was only ‘real’ HW,” Radizwill tweeted on Tuesday. “So no more truth telling too. Trust me that’s a main reason cast is let go. Telling the truth & exposing fake cast members & their storylines & how its all manipulated by production.”
The 57-year-old later returned to share a photo of herself and Medley and share how much fans will miss her.
“And so it goes … #Rhony Fans will miss her quips, her humor, her in your face bullshitt detector & her intelligence,” Radziwill tweeted. “But what they will come to miss the most is her honesty and realness in a sea of mendacity. Onward, my love. @DorindaMedley.”
“What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice,” Medley wrote in her announcement about leaving Bravo. “But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.”
She concluded by sending her best wishes to the cast and crews.
“I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way. Thank you to Bravo and NBC for the incredible ride and to my cast mates for constant stimulation and entertainment. I wish you all health, happiness and success.”
While it seems like Medley left the show on her own accord, one source told “Entertainment Tonight” that she was actually fired by Bravo.
“The reunion was the final straw,” the source said about the in-person reunion special for Season 12 that the women filmed a couple of weeks ago. “Dorinda was very aggravated all season long and it was too difficult to work with her.”
The insider added, “It’s obvious she needs to work on herself. The reunion was rough and she wouldn’t acknowledge her bad behavior.”
Medley first joined the cast back in 2015 and has been a fan-favorite ever since. She now becomes the second “Real Housewives of New York” cast member to leave the show in recent months. Tinsley Mortimer announced back in June that she was departing, as well. The remaining cast is now Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Leah McSweeney.