RHONY has reportedly signed on a new star & things just got really exciting

Oct 26, 2016 at 8:10 a.m. ET
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Earlier this year, there were reports that The Real Housewives of New York fan favorite Jules Wainstein would be leaving the show, and while that news is disappointing, Wainstein's potential replacement is pretty darn exciting.

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Apparently, Tinsley Mortimer is going to be joining the show next season according to a Radar Online source. The source revealed that Mortimer — who previously starred in her own reality show, High Society, before it was canceled after just eight episodes — has been confirmed as the latest star to join The Real Housewives franchise.

Mortimer didn't win any fans by being affiliated with High Society (Jezebel notes that the show was, at times, a "racist trainwreck") but she's interesting, and should bring something unique to the show. Producers also won't have trouble finding a storyline for her because Mortimer's past has been somewhat turbulent. She made headlines in April after she was arrested for trespassing at the Palm Beach, Florida, home of her ex-boyfriend, Nico Fanjul.

But why do we want to see her on TV again? It's not because we want to watch Mortimer spiral out of control. In fact, it's quite the opposite. It's been six years since her last reality TV stint, and during this time, she's no doubt been through a lot of changes. It would be great if she could use The Real Housewives of New York as a platform to make a comeback and show everyone that she is a well-educated, resilient woman.

That, and it could also be a chance for the Manhattan socialite to show everyone just how she's changed — and we love a good, uplifting storyline.

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