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Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City Star Lisa Barlow Was Shocked To Learn Co-Star Mary Cosby Married Her Step-Grandfather

I’ll give you a second to let that sink in. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am chomping at the bit to get Real Housewives of Salt Lake City on my schedule. These ladies might appear to be under a shroud of religion and plastic surgery strict rules, but the Magic 8 Ball says all signs point to a complete hot mess.

We haven’t had a new franchise in several years, so it will be refreshing to meet a new cast. If we’re going by media reports and scandalous rumors, RHOSLC is on track to ruffle a few feathers. One of the more notable storylines will play out courtesy of Mary Cosby. Mary is deeply involved with the Pentecostal church, so much that it heavily impacted her family dynamics. Co-star Lisa Barlow found her eyebrows raised when she discovered Mary’s not-so-little secret. Welcome to Revelation 3.14, the marrying your grandfather addendum.

Things are about to get lit in Utah, y’all. This Wednesday we will welcome a crop of new women and future divorcees to the Bravo universe. Before it all goes down, we should obtain a bit of insight on the cast. You might be a bitter and jaded reality television veteran, but Mary is giving us something new to chew on. Ever had a Housewife married to their grandfather? DIDN’T THINK SO!

Okay, before you start thinking Mary’s family tree only has one branch, allow me to clarify she is married to her STEP-grandfather. Still think it’s weird? No worries, so does everyone else her new co-worker. Recently Lisa spoke with Us Weekly about what some viewers might find a fairly shocking storyline.

“I would not be human if I weren’t surprised by it. I was definitely taken aback. Like, ‘Wait, what?’ I was shocked,” Lisa shared. Yes, Mary believes in “keeping it in the family” and is currently married to her grandmother’s second husband. Now that’s some Dynasty shit right there. Lisa admits she doesn’t yet have the full 411 on the scoop, but we’ll get it sooner or later. “I don’t know Mary’s story. I’ve never walked in Mary’s shoes. Mary does have fabulous shoes.” Was, was that a compliment? I’m sorry, we aren’t very used to compliments around these parts…


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In a move that might prove more stupefying than wedding your nana’s man, Lisa refrains from spilling Mary’s dirt. “I think that’s Mary’s story to tell. I mean, religion, culture, it plays a lot into our choices and I think it plays a lot into Mary’s, and I think she’s the only person that can tell her story.” In other news, upon learning this information, Lisa Rinna’s head began spinning around. She was found muttering, “the power of Christ compels you to publicly trash this woman…” and rocking back and forth in the corner of her kitchen. Spoiler alert, Mary has been with her husband over 20 years and they have a teenage son. 20 years is a long time! Who knows how long she knew him around the Thanksgiving table as, you know, her step-granddaddy.

Okay Ms. Barlow, we see you out here staying in your lane. For now. Lisa also shared she thinks religion will be an interesting underlying current for the show. “But for me, I’m like, you know what, I’m still an individual. I’m not like everybody else. So why would we all check off the same boxes? So I’m just doing Mormonism my way.” I’ll say it again, some of the raunchiest and most chaotic people I know come from a very “devout” place, if you’re thinking of sleeping on this show because of the religious angle, DON’T. The fun starts on Wednesday at 10pm on Bravo.


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