For those who are familiar with the world of reality TV series, particularly that of The Real Housewives of New York City, often referred to as RHONY, the name Tinsley Mortimer will ring a bell. She has been appearing on the show since the ninth season and if the name does ring a bell, then you will be familiar with Scott Kluth, who used to be the boyfriend of the New York socialite. Scott, more than just being another face on the reality show, is also the CEO of his own company, CouponCabin, a company focused on providing coupons to retailers.
In this article, we explore the life of Scott Kluth and his relationship with American socialite Tinsley Mortimer.
What We Know About Scott Kluth’s Background
Scott Kluth, who has his claim to fame in two mediums, as the ex-boyfriend of The Real Housewives of New York City star, Tinsley Mortimer, and the CEO of CouponCabin, was born on the 13th of August. His birth took place in the ’80s in a family with a long history of Olympic fans. Due to his preference for staying out of media attention, information about both his family and academic background is very little.
The only detail known about the entrepreneur’s education is that he enrolled at Northern Illinois University in 1995 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999. Although the full details of his professional journey before establishing his own company, CouponCabin, are unknown it is safe to conclude that he was greatly influenced by his environment and family. Speaking during an interview with A Drink With, Scott revealed that he was raised in a middle-class small town outside of Cleveland and learned to make use of coupons from his mother “since day one”.
His Budding Career Days
Before he established CouponCabin, Scott Kluth worked at Sears.com, where he was among the first set of staff. Alongside some other staff, Scott was saddled with the responsibility of making purchases from competitor stores in order to find out what their packaging and shipping process, as well as policies, looked like. In a bid to save money on their purchases, they would make use of coupon codes.
It was during his time, working for the giant retail company, that the idea of establishing a company designed to use coupons to cut the cost of purchases came to his mind in late 2002. In true American fashion, he started the company in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 2003. He launched the company at the age of 25 with the help of a family member – his mother – who loaned him $5,000. According to the entrepreneur, at the time he quit working at Sears.com, he was kind of running away from something and not to something.
This was due to the fact that over the years, the company became very successful to the point that its staff strength rose to 350. Consequently, it became much more structured and organized and that, Scott Kluth said, was not the way he liked doing his business. It eventually got to a point where he could no longer stomach the unhappiness that came with working in the corporate environment. As a result, he made up his mind to take a walk and put his idea of starting a coupon site to use since there were no sites like that at that time.
Success As An Entrepreneur
Today, Scott Kluth has grown CouponCabin to become a successful company, working in partnership with other giant retailers like Old Navy, Amazon, and Tempur-Pedic. However, the journey was not easy at some point. The CEO told A Drink With that he was faced with problems after problems. Thankfully, he was able to keep the company afloat despite the challenges, and more than a decade after it was established, CouponCabin is still fully functional.
Since he became a successful entrepreneur, Scott Kluth has found himself become an unwitting public personality through his company and also his relationship with Tinsley Mortimer. His company is based in Chicago where he also resides.
Without a specific figure to define his wealth, Scott Kluth’s net worth has conflicting reports pegging it between $20 and $35 million.
Scott Kluth’s Romance With Tinsley Mortimer
Before Tinsley Mortimer met Scott Kluth, she was married to Robert Livingston Mortimer. The marriage lasted for eight years between 2002 and 2010. Following her divorce from her high school love, a blind date set up by Carole Radziwill brought Tinsley Mortimer and Scott Kluth together.
They became a couple during the ninth season of The Real Housewives of New York City after they were introduced by Carole Radziwill, fellow RHONYC star. The only consistent thing about their relationship has been the instability of it. Both Scott Kluth and Tinsley Mortimer have been battling different challenges in their relationship that has put them in a state of off and on, which has brought a lot of frustration to Tinsley and her fans. The biggest challenge of all has been the long-distance nature of their relationship, due to the fact that Scott is based in Chicago while Tinsley resides in New York.
Since they began dating each other in 2017, they have broken up officially three times. The first time being in Oct 2017, a few months after they began dating, the second time was in June 2018, shortly after they got back together just a few months prior and lastly, in February 2019, after they got back together towards the end of 2018.
However, the couple reunited again in early November 2019 as confirmed by Tinsley Mortimer at BravoCon. Shortly afterwards, Kluth popped the question on the 24th of the same month in Chicago. Narrating how it all unfolded, a source who spoke to Page Six revealed that it happened at the base of Chicago Water Tower as Christmas carolers were singing.
According to the source, Scott Kluth lives close to where the carolers were performing so as he and Mortimer were on their way to have dinner, they met the carolers as they began singing ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri. Even at that point, Tinsley did not suspect a thing until Scott was on his knee.