Fans of the Real Housewives of New York are used to seeing Tinsley Mortimer flustered. She really seems to live in some extended adolescence. Mature conversations about life goals are broached by her mother Dale Mercer and fellow castmates, but these discussions are short-lived. Tinsley, just short of putting her hands over her ears, will shut down anything that gets too real.
So when her beloved dog Bambi passed away, Tinsley had to face reality. The result was notably over the top and histrionic, and for once, Tinsley was not wearing her lashes. Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer were on hand to witness the emotional fallout. There were also some questions about a pair of sneakers Tinsley’s ex-boyfriend Scott Kluth sent.
On the Real Housewives of New York After Show, Sonja and Dorinda Medley shared their thoughts about that scene with Tinsley and what they thought of Scott’s gift.
Sonja did empathize with Tinsley to a point. She said, “Coming from me who had a funeral for Milou when he passed away, I still thought it was way over the top. I think it was also dramatic to the point where she didn’t want to come to face the music at your aerobic get together.”
Dorinda’s perception of Scott and Tinsley’s relationship post-breakup is already negatively skewed. But when Scott sent Tinsley a pair of sneakers called Bambi, Dorinda was underwhelmed. She said, “For Tinsley, that was her whole life that dog. I mean it was like her child. But it was over and the whole thing, that ‘I got a pair of Bambi sneakers from Scott.’ I just thought that was weird.”
Sonja agreed, “That too was strange, that he would send a pair of designer sneakers for a dog passing away. A snuggly blanket would be one thing.” Dorinda added, “or just a sympathy card, a prayer card, a beautiful set of flowers, a fruit basket.”
Dorinda continued to question Scott’s gifts for Bambi when he was ailing, “And the whole time that Bambi was sick, he was sending over steaks from the Breakers. Do you see what I’m saying?”
Tinsley is really stumped as to why Dorinda and Sonja are so invested in her personal life and her sneakers. She responded, “For some reason, that triggered everybody to think that we were somehow still together. I’m allowed to still talk to an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or something. That doesn’t mean that we’re together.”
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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TINSLEY MOURNING BAMBI? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SCOTT’S SNEAKERS? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SONJA’S AND DORINDA’S CONCERNS?
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