Despite former New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer being "blindsided" by former fiance Scott Kluth dumping her -- sources close to him say he's been trying to dump her for months.
Sources told Page Six that he has been "communicating" to Tinsley that it's over for months — but she wouldn't accept it. "Her perception of when they broke up is clearly different from Scott's," said an insider, "but Scott communicated to her that they were broken up months ago."
Friends of Tinsley also talked to Page Six. They agreed that while he did dump her, "He would do that and then get back together with her," they said. "It was 'we're together,' then 'let's take some space,' then 'we're not together.' A real mindf–k."
A friend added, "This was the type of pattern he would do to her through the four years they were dating and now that she left her career and basically everything for him, she had no choice but to try and make it work and stick it out with him through this unhealthy pattern."