Tinsley Randolph Mortimer (born August 11, 1975) is a television personality and socialite from the United States. She is most recognised for her roles in the reality TV show High Society and The Real Housewives of New York City.
Tinsley Mortimer is an actress, blogger, fashion designer, socialite, and TV personality from the United States. She began her acting career in the late 2000s and has since been in a number of films and television programmes. She rose to worldwide prominence in 2017 thanks to her involvement in “The Fashion Show” and “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
Mortimer, in addition to acting and appearing in other shows, has her own reality show, “High Society,” and has published her own novel, “Southern Charm.” She is also a brand ambassador for well-known businesses such as Christian Dior and has appeared on the covers of several magazines. She has also collaborated with major firms on her own fashion line and cosmetics ranges in recent years.
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Tinsley Randolph Mercer, Mortimer’s father, was born in Richmond, Virginia. Her father was a rich real-estate magnate named George Riley Mercer Jr., and her mother was an interior designer and socialite named Dale Tatum Mercer. Dabney Winston Mercer is her younger sister. George Riley Mercer Sr., her paternal grandpa, launched Mercer Rug Cleansing in 1936. Mortimer is descended from several Virginia First Families. She grew up in Graymont, her family’s Richmond home.
Mortimer was a member of the Kirby House at the Lawrenceville School, a boarding school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where she attended St. Catherine’s School, a private all-girls Episcopal school in Richmond.
Mortimer was a debutante, having been introduced to Richmond society at the Country Club of Virginia’s Bal du Bois. She began her undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill but then switched to Columbia University. She was a member of St. Anthony Hall at Columbia. She was also a varsity tennis player for Columbia and was a nationally ranked tennis player. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Columbia University and a master’s degree in decorative arts from the Cooper Hewitt design museum.
Tinsley Mortimer went to St. Catherine’s Institution in Richmond, a private all-girls Episcopal school. She afterwards went to Lawrenceville Institution in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, a boarding school.
Mortimer attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after graduating from high school. She later moved to Columbia University and earned a bachelor’s degree in art history. Mortimer then went on to Cooper Hewitt, where he earned a master’s degree in ornamental arts.
At Lawrenceville School, Mortimer met Robert Livingston “Topper” Mortimer (son of John Jay Mortimer) and they married when they were both 18 years old. Their parents, on the other hand, compelled them to call off the wedding. They wedded in Richmond, Virginia on May 4, 2002. In 2010, the Mortimers divorced. In 2018, her ex-husband married Tabitha Simmons, a British fashion designer. Mortimer appeared on the Dr Phil programme with her mother Dale on July 23, 2010, to address her divorce and her problems with her mother.
On March 26, 2015, her father passed away in Providence, Rhode Island. Mortimer was introduced to Coupon Cabin CEO Scott Kluth by her Real Housewives of New York City castmate Carole Radziwill on February 11, 2017. The couple subsequently embarked on an on-again, off-again long-distance romance between New York and Chicago, which ended in October 2018. Mortimer and Kluth were engaged in November of 2019 and broke up in March 2021.
Mortimer began her career as a Vogue beauty assistant and an event coordinator for Harrison & Shriftman. Mortimer had a handbag and apparel brand for Samantha Thavasa in Japan, for which she was featured in a commercial. She is also extensively featured in Samantha Thavasa USA’s web advertising materials as well as the company’s Madison Avenue store, which also sells her handbags. Tinsley Mortimer went on to create her own clothing brand, Riccime by Tinsley Mortimer, which was only offered in Japan. Mortimer got his start in branding and design for a condominium building in 2008.
Mortimer has worked as a beauty advocate for Christian Dior and helped develop the Tinsley Pink lip gloss. She has appeared in editorials for Vogue, WWD, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire. She was featured on the cover of Vestal magazine in May 2012, along with an editorial designed by Lo’renzo Hill-White and photographed by fashion photographer Kevin Sinclair. Page Six Magazine, Virginia Living, Avenue, CVLUX, Maniac, and New York have all featured her on their covers.
On September 1, 2008, she made a cameo in the season two premiere episode of Gossip Girl.
Gossip Girl costume designers Eric Daman and Meredith Markworth-Pollack discussed how New York socialites Tinsley Mortimer and Arden Wohl impacted them while dressing actor Blake Lively and when asked if they were affected by New York socialites, respectively, in an interview with Vanity Fair.
According to Daman and Markworth-Pollack, “Tinsley Mortimer is the result of combining Blair and Serena. Tinsley’s hair is usually styled and she always appears flawless, but she isn’t afraid to take chances.” Mortimer’s own reality television show, High Society, premiered on March 10, 2010, and featured Mortimer among other socialites such as Paul Johnson Calderon and Devorah Rose. The sitcom followed Mortimer and her pals through their daily lives in New York City, but it was critically derided and discontinued after just eight episodes due to low viewership. Mortimer’s subsequent “downfall” as a New York socialite was attributed to the show’s failure.
Minty Davenport is the protagonist in Mortimer’s novel Southern Charm, which follows her from South Carolina to New York, where she is the target of gossip. Simon & Schuster released it in April of 2013. Mortimer also contributed a chapter to Manhattan diet doctor Stuart Fischer’s book The Park Avenue Diet, which provides tips for enhancing one’s communication and social abilities. Since 2017, she has been a contributor to Town & Country magazine. For the ninth season of Bravo’s reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City, Mortimer joined the group.
In 2014, she created Pop Culture Living’s Home Collection, an e-commerce site with selected collections of home items.
She now has her own housewares collection, which is offered at Bed Bath & Beyond and Wayfair. Dinnerware, ornamental glasses, barware, and ice buckets are all part of the set. Mortimer debuted “XXO Tinsley for Winky Lux,” a new fake lash collaboration with the cosmetic brand Winky Lux, in June 2019. She created the packaging for the product herself. Mortimer walked the runway for Garo Sparo’s fashion presentation at New York Fashion Week in September 2019. Mortimer revealed in October 2019 that she has teamed up with RuMe to develop the Resort 2020 Collection, which will include travel, fashion, and beauty accessories.
Mortimer appears on a PETA pro-adoption billboard titled “Buy Shoes, Not Dogs” in July 2020. Mortimer also starred in a film encouraging people to adopt dogs from shelters, which was based in Chicago, Illinois. Strawberry and Shortcake, Mortimer’s two dogs, have been adopted.
Tinsley Mortimer Husband
From 2002 to 2010, Tinsley was married to Robert Livingston Mortimer. Tinsley met Chicago native Scott Kluth in 2017, and the two began an on-again, off-again romance that was shown on the Real Housewives of New York. The couple has subsequently relocated to Chicago, where they are currently engaged.
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Tinsley Mortimer Net Worth
Tinsley Mortimer’s net worth is projected to be $40 million as of June 2023. Tinsley Mortimer’s net worth is derived from her work in fashion, television, and books, as well as a trust fund established by her father’s estate. Mortimer also gets money through promoting, endorsing, and sponsoring brands.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm