Out of all the things that the New York Housewives have done, why is it so offensive that Tinsley Mortimer tried on some wedding dresses? Is it normal? No, but who cares? She’s not harming anyone. She wanted to try on some wedding dresses with her mom. So what?
Bethenny Frankel compared it to trying out coffins, which did not sit well with Tinsley. To make matters worse, Tinsley and Scott Kluth broke up (again) after that episode aired. I would love to watch Scott watching the episode with Tinsley rocking a wedding dress and crying while she FaceTimed a photo of her frozen eggs. That had to be an interesting experience, but again, it’s really not offensive. Let her live. Then again, wearing a family crest really isn’t a dire sin either, Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan argued about that during the last episode.
Tinsley reacted to the last episode (i.e. the wedding dress shopping criticism) in a Bravo blog post. Tinsley wrote, “Lordy! Let’s get this straight. Going wedding dress shopping is FUN. I make absolutely NO apologies for it. And having a mother who still thinks the most fun thing in her world is looking at wedding dresses with her 42-year-old optimistic, hopeful, romantic, idealist daughter is a blessing.”
Tinsley continued, “I’m not sure why most of the girls found my mother and my wedding dress adventure bizarre.” It’s not “typical,” but they definitely overreacted. She added, “I might think some of their activities are unusual, but I doubt that I would tell them so and particularly if it were a moment they were having with their mother. Whatever their reasons, a little support at the Mayflower dinner table would have been nice…a few ‘What fun’s’ would have been welcome. I mean, why judge an activity that in no way involves you? Instead of curiosity, I received mostly a gang-up. No worries…I’ll survive!” She definitely will. There will be way bigger fish to fry at the Season 10 reunion than Tinsley trying on some dresses and crying about frozen eggs.
Then Tinsley addressed the other surprisingly big drama of the episode: Crestgate. There are friendships falling apart, sobriety in question, and court dates looming, yet there were arguments about a moose on a pair of loafers.
Tinsley wrote, “Awhhhh…Crestgate!!! (FYI, a crest is the decoration at the very top of the coat of arms. Some people use only the crest to represent their family). My parents had the Mercer family coat of arms engraved on a gold pinkie ring as my graduation present from Lawrenceville. My Dad always wore one, as well, so it’s very sentimental to me, and I don’t ever take it off. I never used the Mortimer crest during my marriage.”
She concluded, ” I do, however, understand Sonja’s desire to use the Morgan crest. She has a Morgan daughter, and clearly, she is proud to have been a part of that family. She has the right to do what she wants, and it’s absolutely none of my business.” There are way more significant things to take issue with. A crest and a wedding dress are far from significant.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TINSLEY TRYING ON WEDDING DRESSES WHEN SHE WASN’T ENGAGED? DID BETHENNY OVERREACT? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SONJA WEARING THE MORGAN FAMILY CREST AFTER HER DIVORCE?
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