How did RHONYC Dorinda Medley meet boyfriend John Mahdessian?

Dorinda Medley is the latest woman to join the RHONYC franchise and she has quite a back-story including being married to former George Soros partner and chief economist for the US House Banking Committee, Richard Medley. The two met in 2005 when she was a real estate broker in NYC and was tasked with finding him a townhome, but sadly he passed away in 2011 after a brief illness. The death was devastating for Dorinda and her daughter Hannah but thankfully she has found love again quite unexpectedly. She talked about how she met current boyfriend John Mahdessian to OK! Magazine.

Dorinda Medley & boyfriend John Mahdessian

John is Armenian and the owner of a very high end cleaning and restoration of business on the Upper East Side. And ironically she met John via her deceased husband.

“Actually, believe it or not, I met him initially through my late husband [Richard Medley] at a private club in the city. We belonged to a small little club and he was there with John. I mean, we were never close but we’d always see him at this little club and say hi and have a drink and he was always nice. Then, about five, six months later after he died, I ran into him and he said, ‘Oh my God, how’s Richard?’ I said, ‘Well, he passed.’ He said, ‘Why don’t we grab some lunch?’ It really just developed as a friendship and after someone passes, you’re not looking to get together with someone. You’re rebuilding and he’s been such a good friend and such a great companion and you know, three years on it’s turned into a full-blown relationship and we’re very close. You know, I love him. He is such a nice guy.”

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