Tinsley Mortimer, 44, is parting ways with The Real Housewives of New York City after four seasons. The NYC socialite said her goodbyes in an Instagram post on June 11, right before the latest episode of RHONY aired. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my fans and friends who supported me and are happy for my fairy tale ending,” Tinsley began her emotional message.
Tinsley found her “fairy tale ending” with CouponCabin CEO Scott Kluth, who proposed to the RHONY darling in Nov. 2019. “Without #RHONY, I would never have met my prince charming, Scott,” Tinsley continued. She even shared footage of his magical proposal at the historic Chicago Water Tower along with her goodbye announcement!
Of course, Tinsley took time to give a shout-out to the Real Housewives Executive Producer Andy Cohen and others. “Being a Housewife [apple emoji] was such a fun experience, and I thank @bravoandy and all the wonderful people at Shed Media and @bravotv,” she wrote, and told fans to “swipe” for “a trip down memory lane.” This entailed a slideshow of throwback pictures [SEEN HERE], which included special memories shared with her co-stars like Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley.
While fans cheered on the next chapter in Tinsley’s life, one person — her co-star, Sonja Morgan — left a questionable comment. “And without me you wouldn’t have met [Scott],” she wrote. “So happy for you girl. [heart emoji] You got the fairytale. Moved to NYC to live with a true girlfriend who was there for you with open arms…I got you on #rhony and my co star Introduced you to Scott the man [heart emojis] May all your dreams come true. I’m always here [kissy emoji].” RHONY newbie Leah McSweeney replied with what we were all thinking: “wtf?”
Sonja left not one, but two comments. “Omg the wedding dress. I hope you wear that ONE,” she added in the comments section, referring to one of the pictures in Tinsley’s slideshow. Well, Tinsley won’t have to worry about cast tensions anymore, now that she has moved to Chicago to be with Scott. The pair have had an off-again, on-again romance, but Tinsley confirmed they were back together in Oct. 2019.
Tinsley joined RHONY in Season 9, which aired in 2017, and stayed on until Season 12 (which is still playing out on Bravo). Tinsley made her mark in the Big Apple long before her time on RHONY, however. She’s a graduate of Columbia University, and one of the most famous socialites in NYC in the late aughts. This makes her move to Chicago an even bigger deal!