Who doesn’t love it when Housewives from different franchises cross paths? It always makes for some intriguing tidbits and unique perspectives on other Housewives.
Tinsley Mortimer, who stars on Real Housewives of New York, started to come out of her shell more this season. She dealt with the death of her beloved dog, Bambi. This season she ended her romance with Scott Kluth. She cried a lot. And her fellow New York Housewives speculated about Tinsley’s spending habits. Poor Tinsley is also dealing with an overbearing mother, Dale Mercer, who wants Tinsley to defrost her frozen eggs and deliver a grandchild—pronto!
Tinsley Mortimer admits to feeling like the “kid sister” on the Real Housewives of New York. Tinsley’s age can’t be solely to blame though, she just really needs guidance on a regular basis. Any life decisions, monumental plans, or changes reduce Tinsley to a stuttering, deflecting mess. The only thing Tinsley seems to continuously have in place are her eyelashes.
And while the rest of the cast can’t seem to make sense of her plans for the future, everyone knows about Tinsley’s past. In true Sonja Morgan style, Tinsley seems to be stuck in the shadow of her ex-husband’s name. She has a hard time talking about her future without dredging up her past marriage to Topper Mortimer.
Well, it is with great sadness that I announce Real Housewives Of New York season 11 has come to an end. I am so thankful god has granted these women the serenity to accept that they WILL NOT change and will forever remain the lovable, dysfunctional, bizarro world kooks we have come to adore.
For all the drama and insults they inflict upon each Real Housewives Of New York is unlike any other franchise in their ability to brush it off, chalk it up to experience, and come back together as more than friends, but family. After so many years knowing each other on and off Bravo, this show is also unique in that most of the relationships predate the show, and will outlast it too.
Unequivocably the major subject of this reunion (and so many others) has been Luann de Lesseps. No wonder Luann has such a huge ego! It’s impossible for me to comprehend that there was a time when Lu was a ‘Friend of…’ and I’m very curious to see how that will play out with Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives Of Orange County (which starts next week. WOOT!)
Tonight season 11 of Real Housewives Of New York concludes with part 3 of the reunion. Unlike most Real Housewives franchises I’m always sad to see RHONY go. Even when Barbara Kavovit takes the stage!
That’s right, tonight Barbara finally gets her moment in the sun and she has the endless tan to prove it. Seriously Barbara shows up on stage looking more orange than a New Jersey housewife headed for the shore for the first time all season!
Barbara is also there to discuss her struggle to get along with the group and her friendship with Luann de Lesseps, who made Barbara feel like a second-class friend. Probably the second the cameras started rolling!
Somewhere a satanic cult is using Ramona Singer as their icon. The recap highlighting Ramona’s season full of atrocious behavior and excuses, followed by the flashback of SEASONS worth of Ramona shrugging that she can’t help what comes out of her mouth because that’s the way she is, finally cutting to the present day Real Housewives Of New York reunion stage where, with all the sincerity of a robot, Ramona admits that she‘s horrible… It’s all literally a study of the human brain without emotional intelligence.
I could literally spend this entire recap talking about nothing but Ramona. When have we ever come across a Housewife so comfortably tactless, callous, and clueless that she offered up DEMENTIA as an excuse for being a shitty friend. DEMENTIA people! DE-MEN-TIA. This from a woman who subsequently bragged that it was OK to be obsessed with her appearance because she works “really hard” to remain ageless. Ramona’s attitude (aka the brain of a 14-year-old social media addict) is the most ageless thing of all!
Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer can’t seem to catch a break. Her relationship with Scott Kluth ended because he wouldn’t put a ring on it. Tinsley’s mom, Dale Mercer, continued to nag her to get pregnant ASAP, even though Tinsley admitted she might only want little Chihuahuas in her life.
Speaking of Chihuahuas, Tinsley also lost her dog Bambi. Crying onto the shoulders of Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan probably wasn’t the best idea, but it was better than nothing. That love didn’t last long because Sonja and Dorinda Medley then started questioning Tinsley on where she got the money to buy her fancy dresses. And now, Carole Radziwill, has decided to pile on Tinsley as well.
We witnessed a LOT this past season of Real Housewives of New City. Viewers are probably going to remember Bethenny Frankel’s Miami meltdown for years to come. Needless to say, this season delivered as always. Tinsley Mortimer finally coming to play was just the cherry on top.
Tinsley dealt with some loss this season. First, she broke up with boyfriend Scott Kluth, after dealing with all of the women inserting their opinions into her relationship. Then she lost Bambi. All the while dealing with a complicated relationship with her mother, Dale Mercer. Dale never seems to give Tinsley a break. I still shudder to think about all the things she said to Tinsely while she worked that carnival.
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.