Tinsley Mortimer was noticeably absent from the Real Housewives New York vacation in Mexico. Of course, this was right on the heels of her engagement to Scott Kluth. She may have met Scott while filming the show, but RHONY fans are well-aware that he wants nothing to do with reality TV.
He lives in Chicago. Meanwhile, she
pretends to live in NYC for the show has a hotel room in the Big Apple. How’s that gonna work? Did she just quit the show mid-season? What about those rumors that Scott gave Tinsley an ultimatum to choose him or the show?
Normally, cast members don’t comment on a season, while it’s in production, but Tinsley did do an interview with People recently. She told the magazine, “Scott and I have been celebrating our engagement in Chicago, where I will soon call home.” I read that as “Tinsley will finish filming Season 12, but that will be the end of her run.”
Tinsley told the publication, “The last few weeks have been such a wonderful whirlwind of excitement, and we both wanted to spend this special time with each other and our families.” I hope that we get to see Dale Mercer’s reaction to the engagement news on camera. Unrelated sidebar, I will never get over Dale telling Tinsley that Tinsley’s ex-husband has “the cutest baby” she has ever seen.
Anyway, Tinsley continued, “As with many relationships, life does not completely stop for love, which is why I will continue to honor my work commitments in NYC while Scott focuses on CouponCabin’s busy season in Chicago.” Again, I feel like this is Tinsley’s final season on the show.
She addressed the rumors circulating that Scott was all “Choose me or the show.” Tinsley said, “It’s important for me to set the record straight. Any reports saying that I had to decide between Scott or the show are 100 percent untrue. We are enjoying this incredibly happy time in our lives.”
Tinsley’s whole storyline centered around her desire to get engaged. Now, that she is engaged, it makes sense to end her run on the show. However, I would love to see the RHONY ladies getting sloppy at her bachelorette party. So, for that reason alone, I would love it if Tinsley stuck around for just one more season so we could be blessed with footage of Sonja Morgan shopping for penis straws and Dorinda Medley’s unintelligible slurring during a toast.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TINSLEY’S COMMENTS? WHAT ABOUT HER BREAK FROM FILMING? DO YOU WANT HER TO STAY ON THE SHOW?
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