On The Real Housewives of New York City episode “All the Countess’ Men,” Bethenny Frankel invites the ladies to a gift-exchanging party. When Dorinda Medley arrives, she confides in Bethenny. “I feel lost,” Dorinda says. She admits that her fight with Ramona Singer triggered something inside of Dorinda which has flooded her with sadness. When Bethenny asks Dorinda what’s scaring her, Dorinda mentions that she’s responsible for a lot and that she worries about her daughter Hannah’s transition.
Dorinda is referring to her 22-year-old daughter Hannah Lynch who’s studying at Columbia, the alma mater of her father, Ralph Lynch (Dorinda’s first husband, an investment banker from Greenwich, CT). Although she looks like a model, Hannah has said that she wants to be a writer. “I’m an essayist,” Hannah said. “It’s very Nora Ephron-y, David Sedaris. But I’ve realized I’ve experienced a lot in my life, and I’ve grown up in an environment, especially with my mom, that I’ve seen a lot of things, I’ve experienced a lot of things, I have one hell of a voice.” It doesn’t sound like Dorinda needs to worry about Hannah but you can’t stop a mother from worrying. The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Bravo.