It’s been a while since I did a purple pen, and I don’t have much to say about this latest blog by Tinsley, but I was quite interested in what she had to say!
It looks like she worked through all of her drama in Miami:
Wow! I can’t believe RHONY Season 9 is over. What a rollercoaster! My life was in such a mess when I joined the show, and I think you can see the entire season for me was pretty much a long therapy session. Kindly, I received so much support from so many people that I do feel I can finally put the past behind me, forgive myself for staying in such a destructive relationship, and once again look forward to the future.
She admits she has regrets about her first year on RHONY:
Honestly, looking back on Season 9, there are many things I wish I had not done…I was enjoying too many cocktails to calm me down, my language when drinking was abominable (and embarrassed my 94-year-old grandfather), and I was far too loud sometimes…just all over the board. But even with the embarrassment of my erratic actions, overall I feel this time was the most productive of my life and just what I needed. I believe I have pretty much closed the chapter of the arrest and trauma in Palm Beach, and it is no longer a part of me. I’m on my way to truly feeling like myself again.
If you are dealing with a very public misstep which resulted in a mugshot and are then thrown to wolves on RHONY where all of them drink like fish, I can see how overindulgence would be an easy trap to fall into. While she did have her drunken moments in Mexico, I think she is going to have to work a lot harder to be Sonja and Dorinda in the biggest drunken mess race. It’s endearing that she mentions embarrassing her grandfather. Oddly, none of the other RHONY except for Carol seem to have a family to embarrass, other than their children.
Moving into a place by myself was a good start at getting my confidence and independence back. I moved out of Sonja’s into the Marmara Park Avenue Hotel at the end of February and have lived there ever since. It’s the most beautiful little boutique hotel, and the staff is fabulous. It’s really going to be difficult leaving there, but Scott and I are planning to move in together in NYC at the beginning of the Fall. I will really miss my petite safe haven at my hotel, but I’m hopeful a new adventure is beginning!
YAY! During filming I heard very little about Tinsley from my sources other than her unhappiness living with Sonja, and I usually forgot to ask about her specifically. Page Six kept saying that Bravo was not happy with her, but I don’t believe that after seeing her season. I am so happy for Tinsley and Scott! Tinsley and Scott have been inseparable since the met.
I sincerely hope that Sonja knows the party I gave her was a thank you from the heart. I will always be appreciative of her generosity and hope that we can be really good friends again. She truly saved me by getting me out of Palm Beach and letting me move into her beautiful townhouse. Watching the show with friends and family, I was distressed to see several of the girls try to make Sonja feel the party was disingenuous, insincere, and somehow all about me. Thankfully Dorinda and Carole would have no part of it since they knew how appreciative I truly was and shut the conversations down.
It is interesting she hopes that she and Sonja can be friends “again.” That makes it sound like the are not currently. I wonder how things pan out on the reunion tonight between the two?
One minor point I would like to clear up: Following the giving of a picture to Sonja, there were several snarky comments about my picture being in the forefront of the photograph. Having lived in Sonja’s house, I know that she loves to put photographs of friends around, so I thought she might enjoy a picture of us together. I bought a heavy sterling silver Ralph Lauren frame and located the only picture I have of us together on my Instagram account from years ago. I thought it was a nice gesture along with the gift card from Bergdorf Goodman’s. Sorry! Again, IT WAS THE ONLY PICTURE I HAD OF US TOGETHER. I did the best I could.
Ha! I love that she admits she took the photo off of Instagram. Clearly, she and Sonja aren’t really friends other than on the show, and even there it was manufactured.
I’m excited about tonight’s reunion. I wonder if Tinsley will get engaged? The first episode is usually fairly boring, but I might have Bloody Marys tonight in honor of all the potential bloodshed. There is a clip with Luann on Bravo telling reunion production that Tom texted her an apology for their disagreement the night before. I think I will need a drink for all Luann and Tom sadness. Apparently, the ladies once again lay out a laundry list of Tom’s dalliances. Drink when you feel badly for Lu. Cheers!