The Real Housewives of New York City: Tinsley Mortimer Joining Cast?

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Tinsley Mortimer may well be about to stage a return to television in the hopes of changing public perception of her. 

There's word that the 41-year-old socialite could be about to join the likes of Bethenny Frankel and LuAnn De Lesseps on The Real Housewives of New York City

According to a source close to the star, Tinsley has definitely filmed some scenes for the show, but it's yet to be announced whether she will take the place of Jules Wainstein, who departed the Bravo reality hit after just one season.

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“Tinsley is now staying with Sonja Morgan [at her Upper East Side townhouse],” the insider revealed.

Sonja has been part of the main cast of the series since Season 3, so if she's playing roommates with Sonja, it would make sense for her to be in front of the camera. 

She is filming as Sonja’s friend.

"Sonja is responsible for introducing Tinsley to the rest of the cast,” the insider continued. 

Sonja Morgan from Behind

It would be pretty great if she somehow managed to become a part of the show, but her fate on the show has yet to be determined. 

“Producers will determine if she will officially join the cast in the coming weeks."

Mortimer is not stranger to reality TV.

She previously had her own show on The CW in 2010.

It was called High Society, but it failed to make an impact in the ratings and was canceled after just one season. 

There was rumblings that the show was to be retooled for Season 2 with Tinsley moving to the Hamptons without any of the other cast members, but the network ultimately vetoed the idea of the new format. 

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The sole season followed Tinsley as she went through her divorce from her husband, while navigating various charity events throughout New York City. 

It wasn't entirely a bad show, but The CW always struggled to make their reality series work.

The only one that got the network much traction was UPN holdover. America's Next Top Model

There have been a lot of changes in Tinsley's life since the show was canceled.

She previously revealed that she felt exhausted when the show was canceled and subsequently moved to Palm Beach, Florida. 

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Additionally, Mortimer was arrested earlier this year for for banging on her ex-boyfriend's front door.

Apparently, she couldn't get over the fact that they had split up and decided to try gain entry, but she was arrested instead. 

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If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you'll know the other ladies are no stranger to drama, so we could see Tinsley fitting in pretty well with the other ladies. 

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Tinsley Mortimer Biography

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Tinsley Randolph Mercer