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Tinsley Mortimer Gets Candid About Her Arrest & Abusive Relationship Ahead Of RHONY Premiere!

We are less than a week ago from the RHONY season 9 premiere, and Tinsley Mortimer has been the talk of NYC for months!

The former socialite moved back to The Big Apple after an arrest and tumultuous, abusive relationship in Palm Beach, Florida. We don’t know much about her comeback, other than negative press about it not being successful; oh yeah, and her roomie Sonja Morgan!

She opened up to People Magazine ahead of her Bravo debut, and got candid on what really went down with her and ex, Alexander “Nico” Fanjul!

It ended up that things did get pretty dark and it was physical and emotional abuse [that was] involved and I found myself in a very lost, dark place that I never anticipated ever being in. And it was bad,” she recalled. Adding, “I had moments of feeling like I wasn’t going to make it. I was going to be one of those tragic stories you see on TV.

She confessed that he had been abusing her, “in hiding” for years elaborating, “When it was good, it was so good. It was, I love you more than anything. You are the love of my life,’” she said. “I started to notice there was this quick switch of anger [a year into the relationship]. It’s honeymoon, then tension, and then it’s explosive,” Tinsley explained.

She says the night she got arrested she had gone back to get her purse and they got into a heated argument. The police were called and she, “didn’t realize” she had a trespassing warning against her, and the charges were later dropped. Tinsley says this was her, “wake-up call” and led to the official end of their relationship!

It was horrible. Being arrested was the only thing that broke me out of the cycle of violence. Now I’m done. It ended very abruptly in an arrest, which was unfairly reported about in the press, but thank God that it did happen because it did break me out of a very tumultuous, terrible relationship and it ended up getting me back to New York,” she admitted.

Continuing, “I just can’t believe how much has changed in the past year of my life. We’re almost a year now [since] when I was arrested, so it’s just so much can change in a year. And also I had several dark years in Palm Beach. I lost myself and I’m just so happy to be back,” she wrapped.

Tinsley noted that she can’t wait to introduce herself to the world on RHONY, and we already know that Bravo fans everywhere can’t wait; the AATRH team can’t wait to watch her take on NYC, and have great expectations for her on the show!

Thoughts on Tinsley’s interview? Are you excited for RHONY? Will she be good on the show? Are you excited to hear more about her?

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