When Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jen Shah was arrested on March 30, 2021, it came out of nowhere. Jen is facing federal charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It is alleged that Jen and her assistant, Stuart Smith, were part of a long-running telemarketing scam. Jen plead not guilty to the charges, as did Stuart.
The newest Housewives franchise was filming Season 2, and it was reported that the RHOSLC cast was in a van on the way to a cast trip. Bravo cameras were rolling when Jen suddenly had to leave. She was supposedly tipped off that she was about to be arrested. Jen told the group that her husband was hospitalized. She asked her aunt to pick her up, and then Jen was arrested on the side of the road.
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.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County was weird, and pretty boring. Of course, lightning rod Kelly Dodd was making dangerous comments about coronavirus repeatedly.
Kelly apologized profusely, no doubt hoping to save her RHOC job. She also managed to mock the Black Lives Matter movement by sporting a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat.
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.
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.
It is no secret that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore took an instant dislike to newbie Drew Sidora. Kenya and her bestie, new part-time cast member LaToya Ali, heckled Drew’s wig as “a pet wig.”
Kenya even compared Drew to former RHOA co-star Kim Fields. “Kim wasn’t thirsty. You know, Drew is just parched, honey,” Kenya remarked. “She is doing everything she can.”
Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel sounds like she isn’t planning on returning to the franchise for a third time. In August of 2019, she announced that she was leaving RHONY. And Bethenny made it clear that she didn’t enjoy filming the show.
Then we have Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Lisa Barlow. Like Bethenny, Lisa is a strong woman and entrepreneur. Lisa said that the most common misunderstanding about her is that “I’m a bitch.” She clarified, “I’m not a bitch. I have a backbone.”