When Tinsley Mortimer joined The Real Housewives of New York City squad in Season 9, she entered the group having just survived a personal controversy. In fact, she was more than open about her 2016 arrest in Palm Beach for trespassing at the home of her former boyfriend, Alexander "Nico" Fanjul, as well as her mugshot, which came complete with her signature false lashes, and the consequences it had on her life as she tried to get back on her feet in the Big Apple.
One season later, Luann de Lesseps found herself in similar hot water down in Palm Beach. She was arrested there back in December 2017 on charges of on charges of battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person. The fact that they each share such similar incidents, as Tinsley recently told The Daily Dish, certainly bonds them in a unique way. "We’re soul sisters now," she said. "We’ll be forever connected in that way."
(Luann offers up her take on that time in her life, in the video above.)
Tinsley also revealed why she thinks both she and Luann found themselves in trouble with the police in that town, noting that, "I think it’s such a beautiful town. It’s so perfect, but it is so small and you can’t get away with anything there."
While getting arrested is certainly not a laughing matter, Tinsley has managed to find some of the humor in the situation. "It’s become a rite of passage now," she said. "If you don’t have a Palm Beach mugshot, you just aren’t that cool … I mean, it’s, like, you have to."
Below, go inside the night Luann was arrested in Palm Beach.