RHONY alum Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth END their 14-month engagement… as sources say reality star is ‘blindsided’ and ‘devastated’
Real Housewives Of New York star Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth have made the ‘incredibly difficult decision’ to end their 14-month engagement.
Kluth, 40, shared the news in a statement to People where he also claimed the pair have be ‘living independently for the last few months.’
But other sources say that the split came as a complete surprise to Tinsley, 45, who was reportedly ‘blindsided’ by her now-ex.
On different pages: Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth have ended their engagement, a move which reportedly ‘blindsided’ Mortimer
The CouponCabin CEO was unclear if the breakup was mutual, telling People: ‘This was an incredibly difficult decision, but it is one that I believe is best for both of us.’
‘I will always care about Tinsley and I sincerely wish her happiness and success in all that she does in the future.’
Those close to Mortimer say the split came out of left-field, explaining: ‘This was not mutual, she was blindsided.’
‘She’s on the floor heartbroken and devastated. She left everything for him because she didn’t think he’d ever call off the engagement,’ the source went on, adding: ‘She trusted him that this time was going to be different.’
Hurting: ‘This was not mutual, she was blindsided,’ an insider told People magazine. ‘She’s on the floor heartbroken and devastated’
Dedicated: Tinsley seemed utterly devoted to Scott, even leaving her role on RHONY behind to move to Chicago to be with her fiance
Tinsley seemed utterly devoted to Scott, even leaving her role on RHONY behind to move to Chicago to be with her fiance.
Mortimer reflected on the relationship last year, saying: ‘With Scott, so much has happened so fast.’
‘I know that if I don’t take this moment right now, I will regret it for the rest of my life. I have to listen to myself and what I want and nobody else.’
‘It’s been a great ride and I’m just so happy for where I am right now and for my future,’ she said of RHONY.
On bended knee: Kluth proposed to Mortimer in November of 2019 on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower
Mortimer and Kluth were introduced in February of 2017 when Carole Radizwill set the pair up on a blind date.
They dated on-and-off for several year before Scott popped the question in 2019, getting down on one knee on the steps of the Chicago Water Tower while Christmas carolers sang behind them.
Things looked like they were going strong for the couple as recently as last month, when Mortimer shared a Valentine’s Day tribute to her fiance and their two rescue dogs Strawberry and Shortcake.
Recently romantic: Things looked like they were going strong for the couple as recently as last month, when Mortimer shared a Valentine’s Day tribute to her fiance and their two rescue dogs Strawberry and Shortcake
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