'Real Housewives Of New York City': Tinsley Mortimer Joins Season 9

Tinsley Mortimer joins “The Real Housewives of New York City” for Season 9, Bravo announced on Monday.

The platinum blonde New York socialite with southern charm joins returning “Housewives” Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley in the upcoming season.

On Monday, Bravo also released a trailer for Season 9.

Here are several of the OMG “RHONY” moments from the new clip.

Once regarded as one of the city’s most glamorous women in town, Mortimer recently has suffered some public setbacks. In the trailer, Bethenny (in a long black wig, of course) touches on Tinsley’s situation, saying, “she had the whole world at her fingertips and kind of crashed and burned.”

Bethenny finally meets Luann’s fiancé Tom! Remember last season’s big drama was the Bethenny bombshell where she caught Tom kissing another women while engaged to Luann! But, just when you think they are playing nice, a tearful Bethenny tells frenemy Luann that she thinks he is still cheating on her!

The ladies get political! Carole, Bethenny and Dorinda watch in shock as Donald Trump is elected President of the United States! A shell-shocked Carole says “I am stunned.”

Jill Zarin is back! After being fired after Season 4 and famously falling out of love with Bethenny, the outspoken redhead is briefly seen in the trailer. But, it’s still TBD how much drama Luann’s longtime pal causes.

Bethenny’s booty! No “RHONY” season would be complete without a fabulous trip to an exotic location, and this season Bethenny goes commando for an impromptu skinny dip! And, she’s taking a dip in the lady pond too – well, kind of. She’s seen smootching Sonja on the lips in the wacky season trailer as well! 

“RHONY” is back on Bravo March 15 at 9 ET/PT!  For a sneak peek of the series, visit BravoTV.com.

Anthony Ramos