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Tinsley Mortimer Explains Why Her Relationship with Sonja Morgan Seems So Tense

The #RHONY rookie breaks down her pal's behavior.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Is Sonja Morgan Threatened By Tinsley Mortimer?

Things have been hot and cold for Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer this season of The Real Housewives of New York City. On the one hand, Sonja was more than happy to give Tinsley a place to stay as she gets back on her feet in the Big Apple. But on the other, the two have clashed over how they should each behave while living together, with Sonja putting certain rules in place for Tinsley to abide by in her Upper East Side townhouse and Tinsley feeling judged by Sonja on everything from how good of a roomie she is to her love life. 

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The RHONY ladies, they have roommate problems just like us! So it often seemed like Sonja and Tinsley were more like foes than friends this season. 

But Tinsley explained that her relationship dynamic with Sonja is more nuanced that when one caller asked if she felt like her roommate acted cold toward her because felt threatened during Wednesday night's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. "Sonja is, honestly, we're like sisters. She's not threatened by me," Tinsley said. "Sonja has her way of thinking that she's helping me. To me, it seems like a jabbing and nagging, sort of, like, older sister. But to her, she's actually thinking that she's helping me."

Tinsley went to say that she knew that Sonja was really just trying to help her. "I actually think she has really good intentions; I just don't think that in my situation at the time, what I was going through, I don't think she handled them the best way," she shared. "I was vulnerable, and I felt weaker." 

The RHONY ladies' most recent beef this season stems from a Page Six report claiming that Tinsley has been an ungracious houseguest while living at Sonja's abode. Tinsley believes that Sonja had something to do with it and has pleaded for her to discredit the report. But Sonja has maintained that she had no part in the report and that she invited Tinsley to stay at her home in an effort to help her. 

In spite of all the drama, living with Sonja and Tinsley looks like a downright blast to us. See what we mean, below.

If Sonja and Tinsley Had a Sitcom...
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