Dorinda Medley announces she’s leaving ‘Real Housewives of New York’

Dorinda Medley is saying goodbye to The Real Housewives of New York.

The 55-year-old reality star revealed in a message shared to Instagram on Tuesday that she’s leaving the popular Bravo series.

26 PHOTOS'Real Housewives of New York' star Dorinda Medley out and aboutSee Gallery'Real Housewives of New York' star Dorinda Medley out and aboutNEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 23:Dorinda Medley arrives at Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation For Cancer Research )WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Episode 14159 — Pictured: (l-r) Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Andy Cohen, Melissa Gorga, Shannon Beador — (Photo by: Paul Zimmerman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27:TV personality Dorinda Medley visits the SiriusXM Studios on September 27, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Episode 14159 — Pictured: Dorinda Medley — (Photo by: Paul Zimmerman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25:Dorinda Medley, Martha Stewart and Hilarie Burton attend the Meredith Corporations Second Annual BrandFront Presentation at Cedar Lake on September 25, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Meredith Corporation)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13:Dorinda Medley attends OK! Magazine’s Fall Fashion Week 2017 Event at Hudson Hotel on September 13, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images,)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09:Dorinda Medley attends Josh McBride’s 30th birthday celebration on September 9, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Dorinda Medley attends Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates New York Fashion Week at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 8, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Pictured (l-r): Sarah Paulson and Dorinda Medley — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23:TV personalities from ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan visit ‘Extra’ at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on August 23, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Extra)NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 02:Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian attend Christmas in August with NEST Fragrances on August 2, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY — ‘Reunion’ — Pictured: (l-r) Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – JULY 08:Real Housewife of New York cast member Dorinda Medley attends the DailyMail.com NYC Boat Party hosted by Swish Beverages for White Girl Rose on July 8, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for DailyMail.com)THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY — ‘Reunion’ — Pictured: (l-r) Tinsley Mortimer, Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Luann D’Agostino, Sonja Morgan — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Pictured: Dorinda Medley — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18:(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)TV personality from ‘The Real Housewives of New York’, Dorinda Medley visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 18, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06:Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dorinda Medley, Dottie Herman, Shiela Rosenblum, Carolyn Maloney, Jean Shafiroff and Carole Crist attend the Kentucky Derby Party New York City at Le Cirque on May 6, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Pictured (l-r): Dorinda Medley and John Oliver — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26:John Mahdessian and Dorinda Medley attend American Friends of Soroka Medical Center Annual Gala at The Pierre Hotel on April 26, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05:Dorinda Medley attends ‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’ Season 9 Premiere Party at The Attic Rooftop Lounge on April 5, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05:Dorinda Medley (L) and Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York visit SiriusXM Studios on April 5, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 16:John Mahdessian, Dorinda Medley and Dr John Mesa attend the Tahor Group Presents Inbal Dror and Madame Paulette at Madame Paulette on February 16, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY — ‘Thank You and Good Night’ Episode 919 — Pictured: (l-r) Dorinda Medley, Carole Radziwill — (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10:Dorinda Medley, Hannah Danger Lynch and Danni Benson attend the Nicole Miller Fall 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 10:Dorinda Medleyattends the Nicole Miller collection Front Row during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For New York Fashion Week: The Shows)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08:Hannah Lynch and Dorinda Medley attend ELLE, E!and IMG Host New York Fashion Week February 2017 Kick-Off Event on February 8, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)Up Next

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“What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice… but all things must come to an end,” she shared. “This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.”

“I have met so many interesting people and learned so much about myself, about life and about women along the way,” she continued. “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. Clip! Dorinda.”

Medley first joined the cast of RHONY in 2015, for the show’s seventh season. ET has reached out to Bravo, who had no further comment on her departure.

Back in April, ET spoke with Medley ahead of the show’s 12th season, and she admitted that once they started filming, she “wasn’t sure” if she could even film.

“It was the first filming season where I actually woke up the day after filming ended and kind of felt bad,” Medley said at the time. “People don’t realize that filming’s very intense. You see a teeny, tiny bit of what we’re doing. And in order to do well on the show, and be really engaged, you have it to give it 100 percent.”

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