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Tinsley Mortimer Throws RHONY Production Into Chaos After Quitting

Tinsley Mortimer has reportedly quit The Real Housewives of New York City for fiancé Scott Kluth and doing so has thrown the show’s production into chaos, new reports imply.

Tinsley’s RHONY co-star Luann De Lesseps seemingly broke the news that the socialite has been missing from production on season 12 at a recent cabaret performance (of course), according to People. The news follows weeks of rumours that she would be quitting the show and moving to Chicago to be with Scott and now, it looks like those rumours are true.

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Luckily for fans, the drama is set to play out on RHONY next season and it looks like we have Scott to thank. (Well, at least the part about Tinsley’s relationship; it’s unlikely that the show will actually document her deciding to quit filming.)

“Scott gave her an ultimatum: ‘me or the show,’ and she chose him,” an insider tells People. “He loves the limelight but hated the negative effect the show had on their relationship. And Tinsley, she’s desperate to make the relationship work and was on the outs with the group as it was.


Tinsley’s decision to leave the show behind for her relationship may not make sense to the average viewer but this is someone with a lot of money and a lot of access and if she needed the show, she’d stay. Clearly, she has a great thing going on with Scott and her choice to give back her apple is exactly that: her choice.

Tinsley Mortimer, RHONY, Real Housewives, Bravo
Tinsley Mortimer on Bravo’s RHONY.

While there is lots up in the air when it comes to Tinsley’s departure, one thing that is for sure is that the show’s production has to be in turmoil at the current moment. With Tinsley departing before filming has wrapped and Bethenny Frankel choosing to leave right before production on the current season began, this can’t have been an easy season on production.

And that should mean a lot of action for fans.

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