How Does Sonja Morgan Know Tinsley Mortimer?

We are going to be meeting the newest addition to the cast of the Real Housewives of New York City, Tinsley Mortimer, this week. So how did Tinsley wind up getting a room in Sonja Morgan’s townhouse?

“I was living in Palm Beach and had a bad relationship and she reached out to me and said to get out of Palm Beach. ‘You don’t need to be there. Come back to New York; it’s your home. It’s where your friends are,'” she shared, referencing her relationship with her ex, Domino sugar heir Alexander “Nico” Fanjul. “And she said, ‘I have this big townhouse and my daughter’s at school now, so come move in with me and you can live up in her room.’ So I thought it was a great way to get out of Palm Beach and a good opportunity. And I always wanted to be back in New York, so I just thought it was a great time. And she’s such a dear friend to offer it to me.”

Tinsley and Sonja met many years prior to that offer, however, having run in similar circles on the NYC charity scene. She told The Daily Dish, “I’ve known Sonja for about 15 years. She was always someone in New York that I knew. She’s older and sort of a part of the senior boards when I was on a junior board for different charities we all worked on. So I’ve known her for a long time. I’d see her in Palm Beach and Southampton. And she was always someone that I looked up to and was a great friend.”

Are you looking forward to meeting Tinsley on the show?

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  • cat62

    Sure – why not. Better than some of the housewives you have chosen for NYC.

  • Real Sandy

    I find it weird that Sonja offered her daughter’s room while she was at boarding school. If her townhouse is so big, and I have seen the floorpan years ago and it is many floors and big, then why is she not offering a guest bedroom? Perhaps she did, but she said it was her daughter’s room in the “big townhouse.”
    Well, we shall see how this works out.

    • DaysofWineandRoses

      She has interns living in them. No joke. She has a revolving door of interns who live with her and she plays the part of half boss/half Dorm Mother while they do all her secretarial/PA/ would-be-page stuff: social media, her Europe stuff, the charity commitments, travel arrangements, press stuff, ect. The house has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a library, a gallery, and a study. I think she opens her daughter’s room only to friends, though.