TINSLEY WITHOUT TOPPER?: Is it finally over between New York’s most well-publicized socialite Tinsley Mortimer and her husband Topper? In October 2007, The New York Times ran an interview with the couple, in which Topper showed a fair amount of disdain for the social circuit his wife was on. “I want to see some results from all these benefits,” he said. “Do you think any of these people would be involved if they didn’t get credit for it?” To which Tinsley interjected, “Sometimes he forgets, when he’s on this subject, like: ‘I know one of them. That’s my wife.’”
Then, last September, Radar online reported the couple might be headed for splitsville.
Sadly, it’s looking more and more like that’s the truth. In November, tongues started wagging when Topper headed down to Colombia for Thanksgiving with friends of his while Tinsley went to Palm Beach with her mother. In December, sources said, the couple began telling friends they’d split, though one society pal said there still was no mention of the word divorce and wasn’t entirely convinced they’d completely thrown in the towel. “They are separated, but they haven’t filed for divorce as far as I know,” the person said. “They started dating in high school, and so in many ways, it’s as if they’re both still teenagers. They fight constantly and then they make up and it’s driven by passion and lust.”
Tinsley did not respond to numerous requests for comment Thursday.