Real Housewives of New York is back for Season 11, and I am here for the drama! The ladies kicked off the season in the Hamptons, where we learned that the Housewives are divided into two teams: the blondes (led by Ramona Singer) and the brunettes (helmed by Luann De Lesseps). The exception is Sonja Morgan, who floats between the two camps.
Tinsley Mortimer, of course, is still looking for love. She split from on-and-off boyfriend Scott Kluth. Again. During Season 9 of RHONY, Tinsley was introduced to the Chicago businessman by Housewives alum Carole Radziwell. This socialite is on a mission to obtain an engagement ring. Tinsley is not stopping until she gets one. Hopefully, she can avoid the temptation of trying on wedding dresses again before she has a commitment. That was just awkward.
Real Housewives of New York is back, and Season 11 looks amazing so far! Faster than you can yell “Jovani” at a cabaret show, the continuing turmoil between Dorinda Medley and Luann De Lesseps was brought to the forefront. After all, Luann did not take kindly to Dorinda’s drunken
heckling enthusiastic support during her cabaret performance.
Of course, we all know it wasn’t about the Jovani. Instead, it was about Luann failing to invite Dorinda’s man, John Mahdessian to the big show. Dorinda’s blood was boiling once Tinsley Mortimer spilled the beans that Luann had invited her boyfriend, Scott Kluth, the day of the performance. Now that is some questionable etiquette, Countess.
This Dorinda Medley vs. Luann de Lesseps beef is all sorts of confusing. During the Season 10 finale, Dorinda was upset that Luann told Tinsley Mortimer to bring Scott Kluth to her cabaret show. This bothered her because her own man John Mahdessian did not get an invite.
During the cabaret, Luann wore several Jovani gowns. Earlier in the season, Dorinda brought Luann to the Jovani showroom to check out dresses. Somehow that all melded together and Dorinda yelled out “Jovani” multiple times during Lu’s performance. But if you ask Dorinda, she insists, she was NOT heckling. Ummmm. What is her definition of heckling?
Last night was the season premiere of Real Housewives Of New York and all I have to say is thank goodness these ladies area back! They are quite literally the saviors of the Real Housewives franchise, and LuAnn de Lesseps and Co. definitely took us to church last night.
It’s a topsy-turvy time for all the women, who are dealing with some personal changes and challenges – like deciding to paint their entire apartment hot pink on the recommendation of an emotionally domineering unprofessional designer (aka their invisible teenaged daughter.) Gotta make amends for being a drunk loon on TV and I guess pink walls is the easiest way to do it! Obviously, I’m talking about Sonja T. Morgan and her unseen, unnamed daughter Quincy J. (I swear Quincy is actually just Sonja’s id acting up! #FreudRealTalk)
There are a few Real Housewives that fly under the radar year after year, yet continue to have their contracts renewed. Like Cynthia Bailey from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. And Stephanie Hollman of the Real Housewives of Dallas. For the most part, these women are well-adjusted, good natured and don’t stir up a lot of trouble. I guess everyone can’t be a drama queen!
Tinsley Mortimer from the Real Housewives of New York also falls into that category. The most dramatic thing about her has been her on-again, off-again long distance relationship with Chicago resident and Coupon Cabin CEO Scott Kluth. Which, when I think about it, has been pretty dramatic at times.
Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer has had an eventful two seasons on the show. She bunked with
frenemy bestie Sonja Morgan during her first season. During that time, Sonja spread gossip that Tinsley was an ungrateful house guest. Oh, the horror!
During Season 10, Tinsley planned the vacation from hell when she brought the ladies to Cartagena, Colombia. The group endured a nightmare boat ride, squabbling at nearly every meal, and some unpleasant stomach issues. In my opinion, Tinsley shouldn’t be allowed to ever plan a RHONY trip again.
It always feels like Christmas morning when a Real Housewives of New York trailer drops. The RHONY ladies consistently strike that perfect balance of craziness, friendship, laughter, and drama. This show deserves an Emmy!
Last season mainly focused on the deterioration of Carole Radziwell and Bethenny Frankel’s friendship. Luann de Lesseps got arrested in Palm Beach. Tinsley Mortimer also took the ladies out for a boat ride in Cartegena that almost turned deadly. What will Season 11 bring us?