Luann de Lesseps Says Real Housewives Don’t Respect Tinsley Mortimer Because She Doesn’t Stand Up For Herself; Describes Tinsley As “Very Insecure”

It was been so frustrating to watch Dorinda Medley mistreat Tinsley Mortimer on Real Housewives of New York. When it comes down to it, Dorinda actually had a valid point. Tinsley just didn’t share a lot about her life when she was literally paid to do so. However, Dorinda went way too far with her digs and we all forgot that Dorinda made a little bit of sense, at first.

Now, Tinsley is done with the show, living her best life in a Chicago highrise with Scott Kluth. It will be interesting to see how the ladies fare in the second half of the season when the show returns in July.

Luann de Lesseps dished on the Tinsley drama from this season during an appearance on the Reality of Reality podcast. For the most part, Lu is the only one who has never had any drama with Tinsley and she was arguably the nicest to her this season (aside from Leah McSweeney, of course).

She explained, “I just think that understanding Tinsley is the issue and I think there [are] communication issues. And I think she’s living a little bit of a double life that we don’t really know about and Dorinda calls her out on it, too harshly and too aggressively because it’s like if I were Tinsley, I’d be like ‘Mind your own business. If I want to see Scott, I’ll see Scott. So stay out of it.’ You know? I just don’t feel like she stands up for herself and I think that’s the issue.”


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She’s probably right. If Tinsley (effectively) stood up for herself, Dorinda might have stopped dragging her to the extent that she has. But, then again, to be honest, Dorinda needs to accept responsibility for her ridiculous behavior this season.

Luann continued, “So, the women don’t respect her for [not standing up for herself]. It’s like, just tell us. You don’t have to hide. Just tell us what’s going on. You don’t have to tell us every detail, but you know, if we’re girlfriends, we’re not harboring secrets, you know?”


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Still, Lu does understand where Tinsley was coming from with all the secrecy, admitting, “I don’t blame her for hiding it.”

Luann elaborated, “Of course, the girls are gonna judge her, first of all. And, second of all, I don’t think Tinsley’s very secure. She’s very insecure and she doesn’t know what’s gonna happen. So, I think what the problem is she doesn’t want to say anything because she’s vulnerable and afraid that it might not last. So, I get that.”


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Luann did support Tinsley’s decision to leave the Big Apple. She remarked, “She took the opportunity to be with the man that she lives and who in their right mind wouldn’t want to do that? Who in their right mind would not live for the love of their life?”

Luann preached, “You gotta go all in or not. I think her decision to be with Scott was one that she took quickly because that’s all she’s been waiting for.” She added, “I hope it works out.”


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When she was asked to share her thoughts on Tinsley’s relationship, Luann said, “I would love to be able to judge. I don’t know him that well, so I can’t really say. I hope it works out for her. I don’t know enough about her relationship to say, but I’m hopeful for her.”

At the end of the day, Luann said, “I’m happy for her. She’s so sweet.”


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