Ralph Lynch; Unexplored Things About Dorinda Medley’s First Husband

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 23, 2024 | Updated on: February 23, 2024
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Ralph Lynch is the first husband of television personality and entrepreneur Dorinda Medley. She is famous for her appearance in the reality show ‘The Real Housewives of New York.’ Though Ralph was once married to a celebrity, he has got very less media exposure, so, there has been a lot of curiosity among netizens to know about him.

Further, he often caught the media attention as the father of Hannah Lynch, his daughter with his ex-wife Dorinda. So, who exactly Ralph is? What does he do?

Key Takeaways

  • Ralph Lynch who rose to fame as Dorinda Medley’s ex-husband worked as an investment banker.
  • Ralph was married to his ex-wife Dorinda for 10 years from 1995 to 2005 and together they shared a daughter.
  • After their divorce, Dorinda moved on with Richard Medley, Ralph got married to his second wife Shelly Tretter.
  • He now resides in Greenwich, Connecticut together with his wife Shelly.

Dorinda’s Ex-Hubby Is A Former Investment Banker

As mentioned, Ralph was an investment banker. He worked for the investment banking company, Lehman Brothers in London for several years. He also was an employee at Credit Suisse in Manhattan.

On the other hand, his former spouse Dorinda is a TV personality, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist. She started her cashmere business while still married to Ralph. Her business had high-profile clients including Princess Diana and Joan Collins.

Birth Details And College

Ralph is reported to have been born on July 24, 1951, in Greenwich, Connecticut, in the United States of America. The now 72 years old spent most of his early life in his hometown before moving to London to pursue his career in banking.

As for education, he studied at Columbia University and graduated in the year 1986.

How Long Was Married To His Ex-Wife Dorinda Medley?

The former couple, Ralph and Dorinda were married to each other for 10 years. They tied the knot in the year 1995 and together shifted to London where they settled down as a family. Just like any newlywed couple, they had a beautiful married life but as time passed, it didn’t remain the same as it was at the start.

Ralph ex-wife is a TV personality
Ralph’s ex-wife Dorinda Medley

Gradually, their relationship started deteriorating which eventually led them to decide to end their union as a husband and wife. They divorced amicably in the year 2005 and leaving Ralph behind in London, Dorinda moved back to the United States together with her daughter.

Reason Behind Their Separation; Was Their Any Infidelity Issue?

Well, nothing can be said with certainty. However, if the June 2022 post of Balthazar’s founder Keith McNally is taken into consideration, it seems a little bit fishy. On June 12, sharing his picture together with Medley, Keith wrote,

Ran into the star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Dorinda Medley, at Balthazar today. I hadn’t seen D. since the spring of 1996, when – for 3 intense months – we had quite a torrid love affair.

Beneath the post, the New York-based entrepreneur left the comment “And the story continues” with the emoji having a heart over its eyes.

Though the caption makes the scenario between them doubtful, it can be a complete joke between the two good friends looking at their attitude towards the matter.

Ralph’s Former Spouse Remarried The Same Year They Divorced

A few months after they separated, Dorinda again found the love of her life back in her hometown. Her second husband was Dr. Richard Medley, a hedge fund manager with whom she tied the knot on October 15, 2005, at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York.

The couple remained married for six years till the death of Richard on October 16, 2011, at the age of 60. He died of liver failure.

Current Relationship Status; Is He Married Now?

Yes, Ralph is currently married to his second wife Shelly Tretter Lynch. Some time back, while having an exclusive talk with Bravotv, his former spouse and the reality TV star opened up about his marital status and said,

Ralph’s very happily married, has been for years

Ralph with his current wife
Ralph with his current wife Shelly. Source: Instagram

Lynch first met Shelly around 2001. He was actually in search of a home in Greenwich and it was where he came across the agent Shelly. While being professional, the two slowly developed a friendship and then began dating. Once in an interview, Shelly revealed how she came close to Lynch,

When I mentioned that I was coaching my young son’s soccer club, I think his eyes lit up. he was hooked when he heard that my son and I were involved in the sport. He eventually became my son’s new soccer coach.

His 2nd Wife Shelly Is A Real Estate Agent

Born in Darien, Connecticut, Shelly attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned her B.A. degree in Communication and later graduated in film studies but when it comes to pursuing a career, she chose to be in the estate business. After working for two and half decades, she has succeeded to establish herself as a top agent making several records.

In 2017, The Real Deal named her as top 5 brokers in Westchester County and Connecticut. She was also enlisted as one of the  Top 50 Agents in the United States for dollar volume.

As per her Facebook information, Tretter owns a real estate company, Shelly Tretter Lynch-Compass. Previously, she worked as a senior global advisor at Sotheby’s International Realty.

Lynch Is A Father With His First Wife

From his first marriage, Ralph has a daughter named Hannah Lynch who is an aspiring writer and a model. The Connecticut residence co-parented his only biological child together with his ex-wife.

Ralph shares a daughter with his ex-wife
Ralph with his daughter Hannah. Source: Instagram

Once on Ralph’s birthday on July 24, his only biological child dedicated a sweet post to him by writing

Happy Birthday to the best father anyone could ask for! Lucky to have such an incredible role model in my life xx

Further, from his second marriage, Lynch is also a great father figure to his two step-children including Blake Tretter.

Net Worth

Well, Ralph is reported to have a net worth of $700,000. Meanwhile, his ex-wide Dorinda Medley is super rich with a fortune of $20 million. She earned this massive amount from her flourishing career as an entrepreneur and entertainer.