Are Manhattan’s blondest socialite and her put-upon husband finally getting unhitched? That’s the word we’re hearing from multiple pals of the Park Avenue parvenus.
Tinsley Randolph Mercer (“Tinz”) and Robert Livingston Mortimer (“Topper”) were married in May of 2002 in a smallish ceremony in Florida. (They actually first got married as wee 18-year-olds after graduating from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, but their parents made them annul the marriage almost immediately.) In spite of her decidedly low-brow upbringing—she’s the daughter of a discount “rug merchant”—Tinsley has gone on to become one of the leading “socials” in New York, showing up to parties with her hair done nicely, serving as a “U.S. Beauty Ambassador” for Dior, designing handbags, and, as is the God-given right of all socialites, posing for Radar. On a trip to Japan to promote her handbag line, she drew a crowd of thousands who feverishly chanted her name (leading some wags to dub her “Tins-ree”).