Dorinda Medley likes to “make it nice” – and her points “very clear.”
In an exclusive interview with Page Six, the Bravo alum shares his side of a heated saliva with fellow network star Vicki Gunvalson over the COVID-19 vaccine captured on camera for season 2 of Peacock’s “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” spin-off. off.
“I was just a little bit aware of my views on it. You know I like to be clear in my views. Especially after a few martinis I get very clear,” says pro-vax Medley, 57, as she promotes her partnership with Nutrisystem. “For me it was [about] science.”
References the legendary “She’s startin ‘” meme as she is known for, said the “Make It Nice” author, “[I] was in progress – and enter’!”
Aside from jokes, Medley feels the virus has been “strangely politicized” and let Gunvalson, 59, know that science – not any party affiliation – drove her to get the sting.
“There was nothing emotional about it. There was no red or blue, “explains the former” Real Housewives of New York City “personality, adding that her” Orange County “counterpart seemed to come up with” volatile “generalizations about the vaccine that could not be factually supported. .
“That was one of the problems and one of the things we discussed,” Medley said, referring to his disagreement with Gunvalson. “You can not be wrong about that … [I had to] just jump in and believe in science – not all the noise. ”
An insider told Page Six in September 2021 that Gunvalson “told Dorinda that everyone who got the vaccine was going to die” when he filmed “RHUGT” at Medley’s Bluestone Manor in the Berkshires.
“To clarify, my conversation with Dorinda was specifically about a man I know who did not have a history of blood clots and unfortunately died of a pulmonary embolism that happened to occur after he took the second dose of the vaccine,” Gunvalson told us at the time. and revealed the frightening example she used in her argument.
According to the CDC, FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and known to maximize protection against new variants, while possibly preventing the virus from spreading to others.
Although she fought hard with Medley over the vaccine, the self-proclaimed “OG of the OC” told us in February that she has since changed her mind about the shot.
“It’s different where I stand now. But at the time, which was September last year, a while ago, it’s a different attitude than where I am now, “said Gunvalson, who has previously insisted she is not” anti-wax. ”
Still, the Coto Insurance founder expressed his belief that the vaccine is “political” despite Medley’s logic.
“I told [Dorinda] it is political and she did not agree, and if it is not political, then why does the government give a mandate for it? ” she elaborated in her chat with us. “So you can believe what you want to believe, but facts are facts. So she has her opinions and I respect them, I just did not think she respected my opinion.”
On the contrary, Medley says she was simply disappointed with the level of “misinformation” that she felt Gunvalson was excluding.
“Throughout that period, I hated the misinformation, the silly talk [I was hearing]”, notes SiriusXM Radio Andy Host.”[And] these scary statements that people made. “
“Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” Season 2 – which has yet to receive a premiere date – also features franchise alumni Jill Zarin (“New York City”), Tamra Judge (“Orange County”), Phaedra Parks, Eva Marciille (“Atlanta) “)), Taylor Armstrong and Brandi Glanville (” Beverly Hills “).
Prior to production, Medley tells Page Six that she got in “best shape” using Nutrisystem, a nutrition plan she’s followed for two years after gaining “a bit of weight” in the early stages of the pandemic lockdown.
“I’ve lost about 19 pounds since I started and I’ve been able to keep it off. The program has good meal options, but it’s also taught me a lot about portion control,” she says enthusiastically.
“I still want to have lunch with a boyfriend like Luann [de Lesseps], but now I understand the portion control part of how much I actually need to eat off my plate, ”Medley continues. “And I’ve never felt better. I feel healthiest, but also my most confident.”