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.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is already in the running for best city after just one explosive season. So many memorable moments have already been made — from Meredith Marks’ “disengaging,” Mary Cosby’s unconventional marriage and Jen Shah’s erratic and explosive behavior. And Season 2 is already looking to top the debut. Jen’s arrest for her alleged involvement in a fraud and telemarketing scheme that targeted the elderly is sure to be a major focus. She and her No. 1 assistant Stuart Smith are facing up to 30 years in prison for their involvement. But much like during Season 1, Jen’s not taking accountability, proclaiming her innocence and making posts on social media like she’s not facing decades behind bars.
Season 2 will really be unlike any other. Apparently, Jen was tipped off while filming about her arrest, may or may not have attempted to flee and the whole thing traumatized producers. While her boss Andy Cohen is giving the benefit of the doubt to Jen, hoping that the so-called “Wizard Of Oz” of marketing is innocent. However, other Bravolebrities, including former housewives, aren’t so sure.
The silver lining in the mess that was 2020 was that Bravo gifted us with the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. And they didn’t just launch a new show, they knocked it out of the park with Season 1. Jen Shah’s outbursts. Heather Gay’s loyalty. Meredith Marks’ disengaged attitude. Mary Cosby in her closet with her step-grandpa. We loved every minute of it.
The show stood so well on its own after Season 1, fans probably forgot that a few Vanderpump Rules stars made an appearance at the beginning of the show. Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Lala Kent, both from Utah, are pretty tight with Whitney Rose and Heather. They made an appearance at the Shah Chalet, which may or may not have been just a set up by production. It opens the doors for more VPR cameos in future seasons, now that we know Pump Rules isn’t dead and gone for good.
Marlo Hampton is finding herself in the middle of quite the mess on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Attempting to juggle friendships with both Kenya Moore & Porsha Williams is no easy feat. No matter what she says, someone is going to get offended or twist her words. It’s an unenviable position to find herself in. It all came to a head in New Orleans where she lost her cool on everyone at dinner. Marlo isn’t messing around anymore.
The timing of Kenya accepting her back into her life is suspect. However, Porsha’s reaction to the reconciliation has been very much over the top. Why does she care so much? Is she jealous? What’s the root of her new rift with Marlo? In addition to their issues, LaToya Ali has also frequently found herself in hot water with many of the women. No doubt that should be coming to a head very soon as well.
Marlo Hampton has put herself right in the middle of the years-long feud between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. And everyone knows that on RHOA, that’s pretty much the worst place to be.
It all started with Marlo’s questionable time befriending Kenya, as Kenya was embarking on a mission to expose who slept with Bolo at Cynthia Bailey’s rated-R bachelorette party. Yes, somehow they’re still caught up on figuring out who it was, and even though all signs point to Porsha, she refuses to fess up.
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.
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.