Did you catch last week's premiere of High Society? On the latest reality show set among the rich, Tinsley Mortimer is the girl in the center — an NYC socialite going through a public divorce with a cast of outrageous friends, enemies, and frenemies around her.
I got to chat with Tinsley about the show and upcoming episodes today — and of course, her response to the wildly offensive behavior of costars Jules Kirby and Paul Johnson Calderon.
- On controversial friends Jules and PJC:
Look, nobody said that these were my best friends, obviously. There are people on the show that I'm closer with than others. Paul is somebody that I've known for years — he used to date my former husband's brother — he is like that, but he's actually really funny and he just kind of amps it up and plays it up. With or without the cameras, he's going to do those sort of things. But he just kind of likes the attention; he's just kind of playing and being kind of frivolous and careless and those things. He's a fun guy and I don't spend so much time with him all the time, but I do see him out a lot at night and he can be fun.
Jules — obviously that [Kirby's use of the N-word in the premiere] was tremendously shocking. I didn't see any of that stuff because I wasn't there when they were filming it, so to hear her comments is outrageous. And of course I've never been around her when she's ever said anything like that, but I would never tolerate that. Again, I'm friends with her through my sister, I have spent nights out with her, but I've never heard her say that. She did, in fact, say those things, and it's not accepted; it's really shocking and horrible. I think you'll see that the show doesn't tolerate her behavior either, and she will inevitably face the consequences of her behavior.
To read more of my interview with Tinsley, including why she's beefing with Devorah Rose and why her Prince boyfriend flipped out last week, just read more