I always imagined one of the best perks of being an Uber or Lyft driver (besides the extra $) would be the people and stories you encounter along your way. Everyone uses it so you’re bound to run into a celebrity or two and one driver came to us with a story from not even 24 hours ago with RHONY’s own Dorinda Medley. Read below:

“I .. am… shaking..
So I do a car ride service whenever I have a free time and today I decided to do it. I start my thing, and usually I just park and wait and read until I get a request. 10 minutes goes by, I get a request and I accepted.

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As soon as I accepted, the name “Dorinda” popped up and to much of my chagrin I think of nothing. But of course I’m secretly thinking, huh how many New Yorkers do I know with the name dorinda? It would be wild if I get the actual RHONY Dorinda. BUT, in case if it is the actual dorinda let me spray myself with some Chanel hoping to make a good first impression with some awesome smelling Chanel.

I pull up to the location, I see a woman wearing a gold Chanel tweed jacket and white jeans, blond hair with glasses on top of her head. IT IS FUCKING DORINDA OMFG! She comes in and I confirm the name:

Me: Hi, Dorinda?

D: that’s it.

Inside, I was feeling all sorts of emotion. I was shaking. I wanted to cry. Her orchid scent graced my car and she begins to call a guy (not sure who) and they go into a deep conversation. She mentions someone is a “big narcissist”, she mentioned Luann and how she needs to take a break and that she’d be willing to lend her berkshires residence as a place to relax or something. Then she said something which I’m never going to forget “it is so hard to find good people”

We pull up to the destination, and I mustered every strength and courage to ask for pictures.

Me: um..I love you 😭 I’m a big fan

D: omg! That’s so nice! (With a big grin)

Me: can we take a picture?

D: of course!

Me: 😭 thank you! You better take the reigning queen title next season now that bethenny is leaving

D: heheheheheh yay (as she rubs my shoulder and my shirt, which I’m never going to wash btw)

D: bye so nice to meet you!

I.. have gone to heaven y’all. I wanted to ask her if she can clip me with her slurry voice but decided to hold back because she was nice to me.

UPDATE: DORINDA JUST FUCKING TIPPED ME YALL. 20%!!!!!!”

– u/tilterizer


Olivia Harper

As the Lifestyle Writer at Melrose Living, Olivia covers beauty, style, relationships, travel, fitness, and food. When she's not working, you'll find her watching Bravo, on the hunt for the perfect little black dress, or taking her puppy, Bentley, out for walks in the Upper East Side in Manhattan.