Sonja Morgan’s NYC townhouse is too big for just one person, and since her last roommate LuAnn D’Agostino moved out, she was looking to fill the void. It turns out that Sonja’s invitation came at the perfect time for Tinsley Mortimer, and gave her a reason to get out of Palm Beach and back to her City roots!
Tinsley explained exactly how she joined the RHONY cast, and while of course she can’t mention the behind the scenes casting process, she detailed how she became Sonja’s roommate. “I was living in Palm Beach and had a bad relationship and she reached out to me and said to get out of Palm Beach. ‘You don’t need to be there. Come back to New York; it’s your home. It’s where your friends are,” Tinsley told The Daily Dish.
Continuing, “And she said, ‘I have this big townhouse and my daughter’s at school now, so come move in with me and you can live up in her room.’ So I thought it was a great way to get out of Palm Beach and a good opportunity. And I always wanted to be back in New York, so I just thought it was a great time. And she’s such a dear friend to offer it to me,” Tinsley gushed.
Tinsley and Sonja go back many years and met through the NYC charity scene, but of course this experience has brought them closer than ever!
“I’ve known Sonja for about 15 years. She was always someone in New York that I knew. She’s older and sort of a part of the senior boards when I was on a junior board for different charities we all worked on,” she recalled.
Wrapping, “So I’ve known her for a long time. I’d see her in Palm Beach and Southampton. And she was always someone that I looked up to and was a great friend.”
I think Tinsley and Sonja are going to be a blast to watch, and Sonja may be onto something; renting to her friends going through break-ups could be her next business venture. To be clear, I don’t think she charged Tinsley, but Sonja knows how to make people laugh, plus she has interns; what better way to get over your ex than being catered too and laughing with the girls every night?