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Jen Shah was the HBIC on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Last season, during a RHOSLC cast trip to Las Vegas, Jen got in Whitney Rose’s face. She also screamed at her most loyal supporter, Heather Gay.

In March of 2021, audio of Jen allegedly verbally attacking her Shah squad and designer Koa Johnson leaked. Jen sent cease and desist letters to the Instagram accounts that leaked the audio.

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Ever since the news broke about Jen Shah’s arrest, anticipation for her return to the small screen sky-rocketed.  It was damn good luck that the Feds came for her while Bravo cameras were rolling for Season Two of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.  Jen has yet to have her day in court to determine if she is guilty of the charges.  The arrest was very much real though, and RHOSLC fans can’t wait to see Jen humbled a little.

Of course, Season One was volatile and entertaining in its own right.  Heather Gay just wanted to party and hook up. Whitney Rose accused Lisa Barlow and Meredith Marks of being afraid of Jen, which caused a lot of strife at Coach Sharrieff Shah’s birthday party.  Lisa and Meredith denied the allegations, despite Jen’s tendency to rage and throw glasses.  Interactions with Jen were so toxic that Meredith wisely “disengaged” from confrontations all season.  And while no one admitted to fearing Jen, the RHOSLC ladies agreed that she is untrustworthy.

Jen Shah Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Out of all the insane stories and controversial moments that have happened in the Bravoverse over the past year, Jen Shah of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City really takes the cake. Her first season on the show was filled with her erratic behavior and seemingly picture-perfect life, which we all know is really a scam now. Jen was arrested a few weeks back for allegedly being involved in a long-running fraud and money laundering telemarketing scheme that targeted the elderly. And while she’s been posting on Instagram as if she’s not facing 30 years behind bars (#unarrested), the charges alleged against her and her assistant Stuart Smith are truly horrific, to put it in the words of her old buddy Brooks Marks.

Jen has pleaded not guilty both in and out of the courtroom, but the evidence isn’t looking too good for Miss Shah. She was apparently tipped off about her arrest, somewhat attempted to flee and traumatized producers in the process. And even though Bravo did their homework, it’s really curious why Jen would even appear on a reality show in the first place if she was involved in such shady business. At least Bravo is going to get some crazy footage for Season 2.

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Jen Shah from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has a reputation for being pretty vicious (and tone-deaf). She called Mary Cosby a “grandpa f–ker” and says Mary thinks she’s white. She’s fat-shamed Heather Gay and accused her of being “racist AF.” She’s gone after Meredith Marks’ marriage and has a burning rage for Whitney Rose. She’s even got beef with Meredith’s son Brooks Marks. The only ally she seems to have is Lisa Barlow, apparently because she’s the only one that’s not a “fake ass white girl” aka makes excuses for Jen. 

Things took a turn for Jen recently when she was arrested for her alleged involvement in a telemarketing scheme. She and her assistant Stu Chains (Stuart Smith) are facing federal fraud and money laundering charges that carry a maximum of 30-years in prison if found guilty. In true fashion, she’s denying it all, even pleading not guilty in court. Oh, and disparaging her castmates at every turn along the way. 

Jen Shah Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

As with any new cast of the Real Housewives franchise, viewers get to know both the personal and professional lives of the ladies on screen.  Such was the case with the premiere season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.  We got to see Mary Cosby as the “first lady” of her church, Lisa Barlow setting up venues for Sundance, Meredith Marks’ boutique and fashion line, and Heather Gay expanding her spa business.

But Jen Shah was always noticeably vague about what she did except to say that she was in marketing.  We got a quick scan of her offices during an early episode, but that’s it.  She brought her “boss bitch” self to the Shah Squad though, who thanklessly turned Jen into our favorite glam-zilla for the cast events.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah has had an interesting couple of days. RHOSLC viewers are used to seeing Jen acting extra and exhibiting volatile behavior. She had a melt-down in Las Vegas and was up in Whitney Rose’s face. And her bestie Heather Gay has claimed that Jen isn’t acting up for the cameras. She’s just being her delightful self.

Recently, audio leaked of Jen allegedly screaming at her Shah squad and dress designer Koa Johnson. In one audio clip, Jen shouted “I’m gonna beat the shit outta you in like two seconds.” Jen later refuted claims that she was verbally abusive to her staff. She also sent cease and desist letters to the two Instagram accounts that shared the leaked audio. Jen even supposedly fat-shamed her most loyal ally, Heather.

Jen Shah Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Reunion

When Real Housewives of Salt Lake City debuted as the newest franchise, it was fun and fresh. Jen Shah emerged immediately as the HBIC. But since that time, she has exhibited some bouts of aggression that floored me. Warning- there is a lot of cursing and rough grammar coming up.

During the RHOSLC cast trip to Las Vegas, Jen had a meltdown because Lisa Barlow and her doppelganger, Meredith Marks, made amends with Whitney Rose. Jen got in Whitney’s face, and gave her best friend, Heather Gay, a smack on the hand.

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Jen Shah

We all saw how loyal Heather Gay was to Jen Shah during Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 1. However, Heather felt like Jen cared more about impressing her new pals Meredith Marks and Lisa Barlow than being there for Heather.

And by “care,” I would say that Jen had a funny way of showing that to Meredith, considering that she talked about Meredith’s marriage all season. But, anyway, back to Heather and Jen. During the reunion, Heather tearfully shared that Jen called her “Shrek” and a “manatee.” And, now, unfortunately, the receipts have come to light.