Third season’s a charm for “Real Housewives of New York” star Tinsley Mortimer.
“I feel like this year I have more of a voice and I’m able to stand up a little bit more to the girls,” she told Page Six at a bash celebrating the show’s 11th season premiere. “They don’t treat me so much like a kid sister the way that they did before, so that’s good.”
Mortimer, 43, who joined the Bravo franchise in 2017, was introduced to viewers as a Manhattan socialite whose reputation was foiled — with a trespassing arrest while living in Palm Beach, Fla. — and was attempting a comeback in her return to the city.
“This is a good season for me because I do feel like you’re able to see a lot more of who I am,” she said. “I am really trying to get back to the things that made me ‘me’ before in the city when I was working in different events [like] stuff with animal rescue and welfare.”
The party, held at, Pomona in Midtown, was thrown by her “RHONY” co-star Ramona Singer, and was complete with the season premiere episode playing on multiple screens around the venue. Singer, who we’re told is at Pomona “all the time,” hosted a dinner in the restaurant’s private dining room, and guests also mingled in the venue’s attached nightclub, Savage.
A source close to the venue told us the private dinner was sponsored by Portuguese sangria company Bacana, which comes as a surprise as Bravo cameras once captured Singer hawking her own line of Pinot Grigio. Ever the hustler, the party’s step-and-repeat was also branded with the logo of her long-awaited skincare line, Ageless by Ramona.
Meanwhile, a guest of Singer’s was overheard in the bathroom telling a friend she felt obligated to attend.
We’re told co-star Luann de Lesseps left after posing for pictures. According to her Instagram story, she headed off to the “Love Rocks NYC” concert at the Beacon Theater were she was with “RHONY” newbie Barbara Kavovit.
Despite not all being together for premiere night, Mortimer told us that cast members including Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan are “all very connected right now as a group.”
“I think you really see true friendships,” Mortimer said. “We fight crazy too, but we make up, we have fun, but at the end of the day we’re all just trying to help and support each other and work through things.”
She said she’s “pleasantly surprised” she and Morgan are friends again after previous on-screen drama, and she “enjoyed getting to know [Frankel] a lot more this season.”
And as for her relationship status with on-and-off boyfriend Scott Kluth?
“You have to wait and see,” she said.
On Wednesday’s episode, Kluth delivered her a Bentley SUV that she drove to the Hamptons.
Also at the bash were “Summer House” star Jordan Verroi and supermodel Carol Alt.