Tinsley Mortimer Biography
Tinsley Mortimer (full name: Tinsley Randolph Mortimer) is an American socialite and television personality. She was born to a blueblood Virginia family. Her middle name Randolph is a reference to her ancestor Thomas Jefferson.
Her family is descended from John Mercer, the writer of the first Code of Virginia. Tinsley spent her childhood at Graymont, the Mercer family house in Richmond, and made her debut at the Bal du Bois. She was also a nationally-ranked tennis player, trained by coach Nick Bollettieri.
She attended boarding school at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where she met her husband, Topper Mortimer. The couple moved to New York, where Tinsley graduated from Columbia University with a degree in art history.
Her husband’s family is considered one of New York’s oldest. They are descended from the colonial leader Robert Livingston; John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court; and Henry Morgan Tilford, a former president of Standard Oil of California.
Tinsley is considered the most visible and photographed socialite in New York. Her handbag line, Samantha Thavasa by Tinsley Mortimer, debuted in winter 2006 with its American flagship store on the Upper East Side. In summer 2007, she became the beauty ambassador of Christian Dior. In fall 2007, she introduced her first clothing collection, Riccimie by Tinsley Mortimer, sold exclusively in Japan.
Tinsley Mortimer Age
Tinsley Randolph Mortimer was born on 11 August 1975, in South Carolina, United States
Tinsley Mortimer Height
Tinsley has a height of 5 Feet and 7 Inches. Her body weighs 53kg. She has dyed blonde hair and blue eyes. Besides these, her body measurements are not known.
Tinsley Mortimer Education History
Mortimer studied at Lawrenceville School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later, she graduated with a BA in art history from Columbia University.
Tinsley Mortimer Birth Facts, Family, and Childhood
The daughter of George Riley Mercer Jr. and Dale Mercer, Tinsley Mortimer was born in Richmond, Virginia on 11 August 1976.
Her birth name is Tinsley Randolph Mercer and she grew up with her sister Dabney Mercer. Her father is a wealthy real-estate investor and her mother is an interior designer. Mortimer is of North American ethnicity and has American nationality.
Tinsley Mortimer Married | Husband
Reflecting on the personal life of Tinsley Mortimer, she is possibly single. Although her career took on a successful path her love life couldn’t do so.
Previously, she was married to Robert Livingston Mortimer on 5 May 2002 but their married relationship couldn’t last for long. The couple eventually got divorced in 2009.
They have also gotten into a married relationship in 1994 but they annulled it. She was in a relationship with Constantine Maroulis and Casimir Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, she was also in a romantic relationship with Brian Maza.
She was also in a relationship with Prince Lorenzo Borghese in 2012. There isn’t any solid proof which leads towards her children.
Tinsley Mortimer Early life
Tinsley Randolph Mortimer was born in Richmond, Virginia, where she grew up, attending St. Catherine’s School. Her father was George Riley Mercer Jr., a wealthy real-estate investor, and her mother is Dale Mercer (née Tatum), an interior designer. Her paternal grandfather, George Riley Mercer Sr., founded Mercer Rug Cleansing in 1936.
She grew up with one sister, Dabney Mercer. Mortimer attended the Lawrenceville School, where she was a member of the Kirby House. She went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a freshman in college but shortly dropped out of Chapel Hill to attend Columbia University.
While waiting to be accepted at Columbia, she worked as a volunteer for a year at Habitat for Humanity in Washington, D.C. At Columbia, she was a member of St. Anthony Hall. She graduated from Columbia with a BA in art history.
Tinsley Mortimer Personal life
Tinsley Mortimer met Robert Livingston “Topper” Mortimer at Lawrenceville School and eloped when they were both 18. However, their parents forced them to annul the marriage. On May 4, 2002, they remarried in Richmond, Virginia. The Mortimer is now divorced.
On July 23, 2010, Mortimer was featured with her mother Dale on the Dr. Phil show discussing her divorce and her differences with her mother.
Her father, George, died March 26, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island.
On February 11, 2017, Mortimer was introduced to Chicago-based Coupon Cabin CEO Scott Kluth by her RHONY castmate, Carole Radziwill. The pair dated long distance between New York and Chicago. but as of October 2017, the couple had separated.
Tinsley Mortimer Net Worth
Furthermore, Mortimer has collaborated with Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan in the American television series, The Real Housewives of New York City.
Moreover, Frankel and Lesseps have the same amount of net worth of $25 Million. Also, Morgan has an estimated net worth of $8 Million which is lesser than Singer’s net worth of $18 Million. Further, Radziwill is the highest grossing tv actress with a net worth of $50 Million.
Tinsley Mortimer has an estimated net worth of $35 Million as of 2019. Moreover, she earns a handsome amount salary of $50249 which is an average salary of an actress in the film industry. However, the exact amount of salary hasn’t disclosed yet. But, we can say she earns a handsome amount of salary from her profession. Read also Bubba Watson
Tinsley Mortimer’s House
Tinsley Mortimer was rumored that she bought Sonja Morgan‘s Upper East Side townhouse, at cost around $2.5 Million. Moreover, Mortimer and her ex-boyfriend, Kluth reportedly spotted touring a second-floor, $17,500-per-month rental in SoHo on Greene Street in a 19th-century building.
Furthermore, Mortimer outfitted in Chanel and Valentino, loved the three-bedroom apartment which comes with 13-foot ceilings and exposed brick. However, the couple won’t be residing in the high-end 2,630-square-foot unit because residents in the building weren’t thrilled with the idea of cameras rolling to film the star of The Real Housewives of New York City.
In addition, she is also spending quite a money in order to make her life more luxurious and prosperous. She is financially very weighty that is why her expenditure is also huge in amount. She spends quite a cash traveling, gathering valuable riches and ornaments.
Tinsley Mortimer is an American television personality and socialite who has a net worth of $35 million dollars.
Tinsley Mortimer Career
Early in her career, Mortimer worked as a beauty assistant at Vogue and an event planner for Harrison & Shriftman. Tinsley Mortimer has a line of handbags and clothing in Japan for Samantha Thavasa, for which she was featured in an advertising campaign.
She also features prominently in Samantha Thavasa USA’s online promotional materials and in the company’s Madison Avenue store, which also carries her handbags. She subsequently formed her own clothing line, Riccime by Tinsley Mortimer, which was sold exclusively in Japan.
In 2008, Mortimer became involved in branding and design for a condominium development. Mortimer has served as Christian Dior’s beauty ambassador and helped to create a lip gloss called “Tinsley Pink”. She has appeared on several magazine editorials, including Vogue, WWD, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire.
In May 2012, she appeared on the cover of Vestal magazine, which also featured an editorial styled by Lo’renzo Hill-White and shot by fashion photographer Kevin Sinclair.
She made a cameo appearance on the season two premiere episode of Gossip Girl, which aired September 1, 2008 on The CW. On March 10, 2010, her own reality television show created by Andrew Glassman and Mike Aho for The CW called High Society, starring Mortimer along with other socialites such as Paul Johnson Calderon and Devorah Rose, first aired. The show documented the lives of Mortimer and her friends in New York City.
Tinsley Mortimer wrote a novel titled Southern Charm, which follows Minty Davenport from South Carolina to New York, where she is the victim of rumors. It was published by Simon & Schuster in April 2013.
Mortimer also contributed a section to the best-selling book The Park Avenue Diet which outlined recommendations on improving one’s conversation and social skills. The book was written by Manhattan diet doctor Stuart Fischer.
In 2014, she launched “Home Collection” manufactured by Pop Culture Living, an e-commerce site featuring curated collections of home accessories. She currently has her own line of housewares products sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and Wayfair. The collection includes dinnerware, decorative glasses, barware, and ice buckets.
In 2017, Mortimer joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City for the show’s ninth season.
Tinsley MortimerMovies and TV shows
2007 – 2012
The Real Housewives of New York City
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Tinsley Mortimer Legal issues
In April 2016, Mortimer was arrested for trespassing in Palm Beach, Florida. Police were called to a private home after reports of Mortimer screaming on the property.
It has been reported that she was warned by authorities to cease similar behavior at the same property the year before when a no-contact order was issued against Mortimer. Mortimer was arrested for breaking that order, and later accepted a plea agreement to clean her record.