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Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Andy Cohen

You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can surely squeeze Bravo stunts for all they are worth. First we hear a Real Housewives All Stars project is in the works and now we have… Children of the Bravolebrities. If you aren’t staying awake at night wondering what haute couture Brooks Marks will release next, then who are you? Bravo has never ventured into these waters before, but it’s not a half bad idea. Why not hear from the people who never signed up to be on television?

While most of Bravo’s content stems from adults, often times the kids are the most level-headed. I’m looking at you, Gia Giudice. Some start out as toddlers and literally grow up before our eyes, venturing out into the real world and starting families of their own. They also have their fair share of challenges from cameras following them throughout their awkward years. Now Andy Cohen is giving fans the opportunity to catch up with some of the Bravo spawn and he has announced the line up. Spoiler alert, Milania Giudice got the shaft, but perhaps, that’s because she’s not 18 yet.

Jen Shah Defends Posting On Instagram After Arrest, Says She’s Combatting “Negativity Spewed” About Fraud Allegations

Jen Shah showed her true colors throughout the first season of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. We know she’s prone to temper tantrums, insulting her so-called friends and refusing to take responsibility for her actions. 

Fans have been undoubtedly excited for the upcoming Season 2 of RHOSLC  after an explosive debut. However, the anticipation reached an entirely new level when Jen was arrested for her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme. She and her No. 1 assistant Stuart Smith are facing federal money laundering and fraud charges, which hold a maximum 30-year sentence in prison. Jen’s managed to have all of the marital problems, legal issues and explosive outbursts that it’s taken Teresa Giudice 11 seasons to master. 

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

Jen Shah’s indictment for alleged money laundering and wire fraud shocked viewers and peaked interest in the fledgling edition to the Real Housewives franchise.  At the very least it livened up 2021 a bit.  Everyone had a bad year except Andy Cohen apparently.

The fact that Bravo cameras were filming at the time of Jen’s arrest was nothing short of serendipitous.  Then there was her dramatic exit from the courthouse.  Also caught on camera.  So of course viewers were anxious to know how much  of it would be included in Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.  Would Jen be legally allowed to participate?  Would Bravo cut ties with her?

Andy Cohen Jen Shah Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Reunion

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City fandom has been in a frenzy since news broke last week that Jen Shah is facing federal fraud and money laundering charges. Apparently she and her assistant Stuart Smith were involved in a decade-long telemarketing scheme that preyed on elderly people. Jen is proclaiming she’s innocent — both by pleading not guilty and making tone-deaf Instagram stories about #FreeJen. And accusing her fellow castmembers of racism in a feeble attempt to get the spotlight off her for 5 seconds. 

While Bravo fans have been feverishly tuning into every turn, even overloading Jen’s virtual hearing last week, the network has remained quiet. There are rumors that she was tipped off about the arrest while filming with the cast (and apparently tried to run away). And word on the street (not from Gizelle Bryant) is that Bravo cameras were at the courthouse filming her leaving in a fur coat and leopard boots.

Jen Shah Heather Gay Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

If you thought Jen Shah was grasping for straws during the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion after her bad behavior was exposed during the first season, she’s on a whole new level since her recent indictment. Jen is being charged for federal fraud and money laundering in connection with a long-running telemarketing scheme alongside her assistant Stuart Smith. Jen has insisted she’s innocent both in and out of the courtroom and is acting pretty tone-deaf about the situation. She’s posting #FreeJen on her Instagram story, continuing with her glam appointments and bashing her fellow castmates any way she can.

Some audio recently leaked of Jen referring to herself as the only minority in the cast, claiming that Mary Cosby “doesn’t count” because she “thinks she’s white.” Now, even more audio shows Jen accusing all of her RHOSLC co-stars of racism.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah  was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges for her alleged involvement in a long-running telemarketing scheme. The story just keeps getting crazier. Jen spent the weekend posting on her Instagram like nothing is wrong. Jen took a page from Erika Jayne’s book. She even got her hair done prior to a court hearing. She pleaded not guilty. Well, innocent people don’t typically run when they get a tip that they’re going to be arrested. But, that’s for the jury to decide.

And despite the charges, Jen has continued to go on a rampage against her fellow castmates. And if you thought fat-shaming Heather Gay and screaming at everyone in her vicinity was a lot, she’s really not holding back now. To be fair, she has nothing to lose, and probably needs the publicity from the show to fund her hearty lawyer fees. And her knee-high leopard boots for the courtroom. 

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

The first season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City gave us beautiful scenery and a lot of people’s first look into the Mormon community. We had an eclectic group of women experiencing marital issues, the heartbreak of drug addiction, and, well, marrying your step-grandfather. We were also introduced to Jen Shah. Jen was loud, polarizing, and now currently under indictment for wire fraud and money laundering.

Last week, Jen found herself in handcuffs with her assistant Stuart Smith. After years of allegedly scamming people in a telemarketing scheme, the Feds finally caught up to Jen and Stu. Instead of going on a cast trip to Vail, she took a field trip to the courthouse. No word on whether or not Jen used her one phone call to check and see if your Nana wanted to renew her car’s extended warranty. As Jen awaits her fate, she has taken to social media to proclaim her innocence. Apparently, Jen’s attorney has not advised her to stay off of Instagram – but he should.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

The Real Housewives franchise has its fair share of cast financial scandals. And as each scandal breaks, fans question  how the network vets their cast members. Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd supposedly violated California labor laws. Former business partners sued  Dorit Kemsley & PK Kemsley for monies owed.

Teresa Giudice spent 11 months in jail for bankruptcy fraud. Her ex-husband Joe Giudice was away for 41 months. Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida who served 96 months. Recently, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was charged with alleged conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. She’s facing one of the heaviest legal battles in Real Housewives history.  A battle that, if lost, will come with a lengthy prison sentence.  If found guilty, Jen could face a maximum sentence of 30 years.