Throughout Netflix's Bling Empire: New York, Dorothy Wang and Arie/Ari Kourkoumelis get to know one another and even share a glimpse of their respective worlds. However, Ari hasn't been on Dorothy's social media page for a long time now, so we can assume that either the couple broke up or are still together keeping their romance under wraps.
With Bling Empire: New York, Netflix's original franchise production, we get a complete package of controversies, drama, entertainment, laughter, fights, and romance. To be honest, the connection between public figure Dorothy Wang and attorney Aristidis "Aris" Kourkoumelis piqued our interest the most throughout this series.
Dorothy Wang is well-known to long-time Bling Empire viewers. In the OG series, the beauty won our hearts after telling shady queen Kane Lim about herself. Fans also appreciate that she is a businesswoman with a down-to-earth personality and an amazing fashion sense. Meanwhile, her connection with Arie/Ari was one of the aspects of the season which has gained our interest.
As a result, many people want to know more about their relationship, particularly Dorothy's dating life. After all, the cast's dating lives straddle the line between messy and entertaining. So, if you're curious to learn more about this vibrant duo — with a focus on not only their time together but also their current standing — we've got all the information you need.
Dorothy Wang and Arie/Ari’s Relationship: Since the Couple Hasn’t Yet Made Any Public Statements, We Can Assume That either They Broke up or They’ve Decided to Keep Their Relationship Private!
To be honest, Dorothy Wang (@dorothywang) and Arie/Ari's current situation is a little murky, especially since filming for Bling Empire: New York season 1 wrapped around March/April 2022. That's because Dorothy hasn't shared a single image of them together since then (or ever), and there haven't been any direct social media interactions between them either.
On the other hand, while attorney Ari's Instagram profile is set to private as of writing, we were able to determine that Dorothy does not follow him and he does. So, given everything they've been through and the fact that we're optimistic romantics, we'll continue to believe them until Dorothy or Ari say otherwise.
While Dorothy moved to New York from California in late 2021 or early 2022, Ari is a first-generation orthodox Greek American born and raised in Queens, New York. However, the two met for the first time in the Bahamas, where the former was on a Girls + Blake Abbie trip and the latter was celebrating his mother's birthday. Furthermore, while she was the one who approached him and a friend at a bar, it was for her closest friend Tina Leung, not herself — she was not even thinking along those lines.
However, when Tina became overwhelmed and backed off, Dorothy exchanged numbers with Ari, which led to texts that quickly turned into phone calls, which later evolved into another meet-up. Their destination was another bar, but this time it was much less social, and Ari directly asked if she'd changed her return tickets because he wanted her to stay another day with him. He got exactly what he wanted after a few drinks, a make-out session, and a lot of laughs, with Dorthohy surprising herself because it usually takes her a while to open up to/trust men.
Nonetheless, the best part of Dorothy and Ari's involvement was that neither of them dismissed the other as a passing fling when they returned to New York; they both felt there was something more. As a result, it's not surprising that they kept communicating/meeting, introduced each other to their social circles, and grew closer with each passing day while maintaining their banter. They're technically worlds apart in terms of profession and lifestyle, but they just clicked and managed to keep their steady, positive flow going thanks to their own unwavering energies.
However, Dorothy had grown concerned about their cultural differences because she is not Greek orthodox, and she and Ari essentially refused to have the status talk. But, there were some serious aspects that were never questioned by anyone — the amount of affection, care, and respect they had for one another.
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