Tinsley Mortimer Skips RHONY Season 12 Finale Amid Rumors She Quit The Show

Real Housewives of New York fans have watched Tinsley Mortimer and boyfriend Scott Kluth make up and break up  millions of multiple times. Tinsley just wants to be a wife and mother. RHONY viewers even watched Tinsley try on wedding dresses when she wasn’t even engaged. One issue that plagued the couple seemed to be distance. Scott works in Chicago, and Tinsley is based in New York.

Now Tinsley can wear the wedding gown of her dreams, because Scott popped the question. On November 24, Scott proposed on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower while Christmas carolers sang in the background.

Before their engagement, there were already rumors that Tinsley had quit the show after reconciling with her man. Earlier in November, Tinsley missed filming because she was in Chicago with Scott. A source told Radar Online, “She is still filming. Any rumors of her quitting is everyone just speculating and the cast gossiping.”

But then Tinsley missed the cast trip to Mexico, and word on the street was that Scott forced Tinsley to turn in her apple. Tinsley issued a statement to People to silence the rumors.
“Scott and I have been celebrating our engagement in Chicago, where I will soon call home. 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,” Tinsley said. I totally understand that.

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“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. It’s important for me to set the record straight,” Tinsley added. “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.”

But now the socialite has missed another event and ticked off her fellow New York Housewives. According to US Weekly, Tinsley skipped the RHONY season 12 finale on December 18. Sonja Morgan hosted a Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser for Glaad. At the same time, Tinsley was hosting a charity event for No Dogs Left Behind. This organization helped Tinsley adopt her two pups, Strawberry and Shortcake. Tinsley’s event concluded at 8 p.m., while Sonja’s party was going strong at 10 p.m. I would expect nothing less of Sonja.

Dorinda Medley, Leah McSweeney, Ramona Singer, and Luann de Lesseps all expected Tinsley to come by Sonja’s event. When Tinsley was a no-show, a source told US Weekly, “None of the housewives were happy with Tinsley.” It probably wasn’t too much of a shock given that Tinsley had opted out of the trip to Mexico to spend time with Scott.

Since she will be relocating to Chicago, it makes sense that Tinsley is leaving the show. I guess we will see how her exit unfolds, and the reaction of her co-stars, when RHONY returns in 2020.


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