RHONY: 10 Things To Know About New Housewife Tinsley Mortimer
8. Married Twice
Tinsley has been married twice…to the same man! The name ‘Mortimer’ comes from her ex-husband, Robert Livingston “Topper” Mortimer. He also comes from a wealthy family as his great-grandfather was an executive at Standard Oil. The former couple were high school sweethearts who eloped soon after graduation. When their parents found out they made them get an annulment. They moved to New York City together after high school which is where Tinsley attended Columbia University and graduated with a degree in art history. After Tinsley graduated, Topper and Tinsley married again in 2002 in a more traditional ceremony, but then divorced in 2009 after being plagued with rumors of infidelity.
The 41-year-old socialite wrote a novel back in 2012 called Southern Charm. The book talks about living a sophisticated lifestyle and it follows a Southern belle named Minty Davenport as she moves from South Carolina to New York City and the challenge that comes with that transition. She also contributed to the best selling book, The Park Avenue Diet, which gives tips on socializing, has her own Home Collection through Pop Culture Promotions and in 2008 worked for a condominium development to help with branding and design.