'RHONY' star's unexpected exit surprises fellow cast members and fans

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

During Thursday's midseason finale of The Real Housewives of New York City, viewers learned that Tinsley Mortimer was leaving the show to live with now-fiancé Scott Kluth in Chicago. Mortimer joined the franchise in 2017.

Mortimer broke the news to cast members during a Halloween-themed dinner. And while a few supported her decision, Dorinda Medley was not one of them. Medley responded to the good news by making the off-color remark, “I got a turkey baster, maybe you could actually have a baby.”

Just prior to the airing of the episode Mortimer issued a statement on her Instagram account, thanking people and sharing some of her favorite photos from her time on the show. Shortly after Mortimer moved to Chicago, Kluth proposed.

Fans were both heartbroken and happy for Mortimer. She met Kluth shortly after joining the show and their relationship has been fraught with ups and downs. Fans were also proud of Mortimer for choose a relationship with Kluth over the show.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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