The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City are promising us an epic season to say the least. And it’s only just the beginning. We already know all about Jen Shah’s legal problems. And the fact that the feds coming for her was all caught by production because the ladies were filming together. The first two minutes of the season premiere were chilling to say the least. Jen was on a party bus with the other women, getting ready to go somewhere, when she abruptly said she had to go. Minutes later, the feds stormed in, asking where Jen was. Castmate Heather Gay admitted she was “terrified” when it all went down.
Cast members Lisa Barlow and Whitney Rose recently talked to Entertainment Tonight about their feelings of being stuck in the middle of Jen’s arrest. Lisa explained, “I was confused, shocked, upset. I went through a myriad of emotions.” According to Lisa, Jen said that her husband was in the hospital and she had to leave. Lisa continued, “We didn’t get any time to process, it was all happening raw, real time, on camera, and what you’re gonna see is our raw emotion…We all broke down and cried. We were upset, questioning, ‘Is this real?’ and feeling awful for her.”
Lisa added, “She got a phone call that said your husband’s in the hospital, and she looked very upset. That’s what she told us. So we don’t know what was said on the other side of the phone.”
Whitney jumped in, “It was a lie. I think.” Whitney also revealed that her “biggest regret” was turning off Jen’s microphone when she asked. She explained, “So I turned off her mic, she came back on the bus and said her husband’s in the hospital with internal bleeding and she took off.”
Whitney confessed, “I wish I didn’t turn the mic off because that call is a big question mark. Who was on the phone? What did they say? And in reality TV, we kind of signed up for this. You don’t turn off the mic. But if Lisa would have asked me, if Heather would have asked me, and probably would have been like [we] completely miss out. F**k, Girl Code. I have to.”
Obviously the women had no idea what was coming and no idea that Jen was lying to them. So they were stuck completely flabbergasted when the police showed up. Just more shady business from Jen, who maintains her innocence against the charges filed against her.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK WHITNEY WAS BEING A GOOD FRIEND WHEN SHE TURNED OFF JEN’S MIC? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SEASON 2 SO FAR? ARE YOU TEAM JEN?
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