Dorinda says she was "very surprised" by Bethenny's interview bites on this season of "RHONY" and that the two "haven't really spoken."
"Real Housewives of New York" star Dorinda Medley has been on the outs with costars Sonja Morgan and Bethenny Frankel since the start of the current season, and it doesn't appear that the tension has subsided.
More than once on Season 10 of the Bravo reality series, Dorinda has come for Sonja over issues related to the latter's ex-husband and family. Most recently, Dorinda told Sonja she felt it was odd for her to be wearing the Morgan family crest since the Morgans were Sonja's family by a marriage that ended in divorce. On Wednesday night, Sonja finally snapped.
"Let me just say something," Dorinda said on Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live" when Andy Cohen brought up the incident. "I want to make this clear because everything gets twisted. I never said I was confused why she was still using Ms. Morgan, but I thought your family crest -- I didn't know you got a crest by injection. I thought a family crest is from your family. My family is the Cinkalas. Her family is the Tremonts."
"You have to be part of the family," Dorinda added, saying that she thought it was OK for Sonja's daughter to sport the Morgan family crest.
After polling the audience, Andy revealed that 80 percent of those who voted were on Sonja's side.
"Oh, no," Dorinda said. "I'm surprised."
Also on Wednesday's "RHONY," Dorinda tried to hash things out with Bethenny following a few uncomfortable encounters the two had on earlier episodes. Bethenny assured Dorinda she had "no issue" with her, but that clearly wasn't the case. During one of her interview bites Wednesday night, Bethenny criticized the way Dorinda apologized to Sonja, telling the cameras, "Thanks, Dorinda, you spend 30 percent of every dining and alcohol experience standing up and slurring inaudible insults towards this woman. Who the f--k are you to be telling her you're proud?"
"We're never allowed to get involved in any of Bethenny's arguments, but she wants to get involved in all of ours," Dorinda told Andy. "And Sonja's now her new best friend -- the person that was dead to her a couple years ago."
"Surprised by that?" Andy asked.
At first, Dorinda said yes, but she changed her answer. "No, no, she's in default mode at this point," she said.
Once again, Andy polled the audience, and they chose Bethenny's side.
A caller then asked Dorinda if she and Bethenny had mended their friendship since filming wrapped.
"We haven't really spoken," Dorinda replied. " I mean, I'm blocked from everything."
"Did you end with your friendship so bad?" Andy asked.
"No," Dorinda said as she struggled to find the right words. "There's nothing bad that's happened. I just think you watch the whole season and -- it is what it is. At some point, you gotta just say, 'You don't like me, maybe I don't like you, maybe it's just not gonna work.' I have no problem with Bethenny; I just think it's hard sometimes. She's a tough cookie to crack. When Bethenny's great, she's fantastic, but you just don't know when she's gonna be happy with you or when she's gonna be mad at you. I was very surprised by a lot of the comments this year."
Andy clarified that Dorinda meant the interview soundbites from the show.
"She kind of did that to Carole [Radziwill]," Dorinda added. "One minute, they'd be all fine and it looked like the scene was great -- and the next minute, they'd make up and hug and kiss. And then there'd be a clip where everybody's back, so it confuses you a bit."
"The Real Housewives of New York" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.