Tinsley Mortimer is opening up about The Real Housewives!
Tinsley Mortimer is the newest addition to The Real Housewives of New York. Originally she came on the show because of her friendship with Sonja Morgan, who she was living with for awhile. Tinsley used to be New York City’s “it girl” and was a well known socialite. She’s also a graduate of Columbia University and has worked in the fashion industry. On the RHONY Tinsley developed a friendship with Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley. Recently Tinsley shared with Bravo’s Daily Dish Podcast all of her feelings regarding this season, as well as the relationships between the current cast members.
Tinsley has developed a great friendship with Carole Radziwill. Tinsley also said that she wants Carole and Bethenny Frankel to get their friendship back on track. She explained, “I adore Carole and she’s been nothing but an amazing friend to me and I’d love to get to know her better and it was just a great surprise, joining the show not having ever met her. She introduced me to Scott, which was so sweet of her and she’s like my wing-woman. And she took me under her wing, actually, too. She is really supportive and great. It’s sad to see her friendship get messed up for whatever reasons and deteriorate and I’ve only known Bethenny and Carole as close, close friends so it’s weird for me to see them not being as close. My relationship with Carole has zero to do with anything to do with her and Bethenny. I just hope they can work things out and come back to better terms.”
As far as Real Housewives getting competitive – Tinsley doesn’t think that Carole and Bethenny are competitive with one another. She stated flat out, “I don’t think there’s anything competitive. I think that perhaps, Bethenny was close with Carole before I joined the show and I think Bethenny may have been surprised a little by Carole and I being close.” Initially Carole was a little uncertain about Tinsley coming onto the show. Tinsley said, “So I think maybe it was strange to Bethenny that Carole and I grew close. Look, she introduced me to Scott. It’s not that hard to figure out how that started and then we spent time together. Scott also knows Adam well, he knows Tripp, who is in Carole’s building. That’s how Carole and Scott know each other, through Tripp, so it’s back history there and obviously, once we started to hang out off the show, we became close. So, maybe that was it, maybe there was a little bit of confusion, like ‘wait, how did you guys become so close?’ But I don’t think it’s anything to do with competition, I think it was just a little bit of, perhaps, confusion. Look, Carole isn’t a one-girl gal pal type of girl. She is a solid friend. She’s friends with everybody. She gives her heart and soul to her friendships and I think you can be friends with a lot of people at the same time.”
Tinsley also discussed how she has always been a hard worker – even though she came from a wealthy family with a famous family tree. Tins said, “I did grow up well and I had a nice family that did provide for me, and I was lucky to have that and certainly, I have money from my family but it doesn’t mean that I don’t work hard. I’ve worked hard my whole life. I was a national tennis player, I went to Columbia University, I played tennis there, I worked at Vogue, I worked at Harrison PR company, I had my own handbag and clothing line in Japan for ten years, I wrote a book called “Southern Charm.” I have really worked my butt off and never relied on my family money even though it’s there and that’s great. To imply that I can’t take care of myself, without a man or my family is insulting. It’s disrespectful to my relationship, and at the time when she was even saying this, Scott and I were broken up.”
I like Tinsley on the RHONY! I think she adds a cool new dynamic to the show. I think a lot of people are surprised that she clicked so well with Carole. They are kind of opposites – which is probably why they mesh so well together. They say that opposites attract! I agree, I don’t think that there is any competition between Carole and Bethenny. I just think there is a shift in their friendship, but hopefully they go back to being super close soon. This season has been a rollercoaster of a ride!
Thoughts on what Tinsley shared? Do you think Carole and Bethenny will go back to the friendship they had before? Are you liking this season of the RHONY? Sound off below!
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