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Here's Why Sonja Morgan Isn't Sad To See Tinsley Mortimer Leave 'Real Housewives Of New York City'

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Dec. 11 2019, Updated 8:25 p.m. ET

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Sonja Morgan said she won't miss filming Real Housewives of New York City with costar Tinsley Mortimer. Tinsley announced her engagement to fiancé Scott Kluth last November and is planning on moving to Chicago with him. Sonja recently revealed how she feels about Tinsley leaving the Bravo franchise.

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“Tinsley moved to Chicago, but she’s not a New Yorker. She’s from Florida, she lived in Florida — that’s her residency,” Sonja, 56, told Us Weekly.

“She’s never really been a New Yorker, she’s been living in a hotel, and you know I’m happy that she’s happy. She’s much happier where she is, let me tell you that. I can see it. … I’m not going to miss filming with her — what I’m going to miss is seeing her often," the fashion designer added.

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Tinsley, 44, was noticeably missing from the RHONY season 12 cast trip to Mexico shortly after the proposal earlier this month. Her costars Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley and the newest housewife Leah McSweeney attended the cast trip.

“She didn’t go on the girls’ trip because she just got engaged to Scott and she is in Chicago as they want to be together during this happy time,” a source told the outlet at the time. “She is not going to girls’ dinners and girls’ trips when this is a time she should be spending with her new fiancé.”

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However, Sonja is still planning on visiting her friend in the Windy City. “I’ll go to Chicago and see her! I’m happy that she’s happy; that’s all I want,” Sonja continued. “When I invited her to come live at the townhouse it was to protect her from being co-dependent with guys that were mistreating her and not having her brand and not moving forward with herself, not being herself. I feel the time she did spend here with us, she did start to be herself again."

The mother of one elaborated, "She modeled in the fashion show. She did her charity, she did the circus. We really did well and I think that’s why she’s getting married now to the man of her dreams.”

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