Tinsley Mortimer ‘proud’ of herself for leaving ‘RHONY’
Tinsley Mortimer is glad to be done with the “Real Housewives of New York.”
“I was really taking a leap of faith and really trying to trust my gut and follow my heart,” she explained of leaving the show on the “Reality Life with Kate Casey” podcast. “When I see myself driving off, I am proud of myself for doing it.”
Mortimer, 45, left the hit Bravo franchise in November 2019 to be with her fiancé, Scott Kluth, in Chicago. She joined the show in 2017.
“Doing a reality show with all these strong women, it is really the best therapy you can ever have,” she said of her time holding an apple. “You are just in this intense world. It is your life, but amplified and so intense … There are these strange hierarchies on the show and these fourth wall issues that come on to camera. You have to be on your game and to be strong. When I joined the show I was at the lowest point of my life, I was so humiliated. I had been in a relationship that was awful. All of a sudden the script was flipped on me basically, the way the press was portraying it … It might have seemed like the wrong time to join a reality show, and be part of it but for me it seemed like the absolutely right time because there was no place to go, and to be in New York.”
While she said the “chapter is closed” on “RHONY,” she maintained that her and Leah McSweeney developed a genuine friendship.
“We had met and I had sort of tested her, filming together,” she explained. “We hung out a couple times and when she got the show I was so thrilled to have a younger girl on the show. I definitely had moments with different people. Sonja [Morgan] was more like an older sister to me, so in a way I didn’t feel like I could be wild and crazy. To have Leah there was really great.”
She added, “I am still friends with Leah and talk to her all the time. I adore her. Hopefully, when the world gets to a place that is somewhat normal I will go back to New York, and I will see people. Can I say that I will reach out to some of the girls on the show if I am in New York? Probably not. Mainly Leah, and maybe Sonja. Of course, I will still watch the show. Maybe filming a scene or two in New York with Leah.”
Now, Mortimer is focused on building her life with Coupon Cabin king Kluth.
“We do want children, of course,” she said. “At this point we sort of feel like 2020, we are waiting for 2021 to do the things we planned like the wedding, and then we will work on the baby. That’s the plan.”
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