“Jen, for a 50-year-old woman, you throw a lot of tantrums like a 5-year-old girl. What kind of example are you setting your children?” Then write a viewer in Salt Lake City’s Real Housewives’s reunion, sparking a conversation roller coaster about Jen Shah’s behavior in the first season. First, Jen clarifies that she’s not 50, she’s 48 (although she doesn’t seem totally sure it’s the right number), then she defends some of her most explosive moments (i.e., throwing glasses, splashing water, screaming).
“I was going through a lot, and I wasn’t proud of, you know, all the things that I did,” she tells the group, “or how I acted or communicated, but you know what? Shit happens when you’re going through a shit “.
Jen was dealing with the first anniversary of the death of her father, a husband with too many work commitments, and helping care for her aunt, who was recovering from a double-leg amputation, earlier in the season. When host Andy Cohen asks Jen if she has always been so “temperamental”, she replies “not like this.” Then Mary Cosby offers (something out of nowhere): “I think she’s more temperamental with me than anyone else, when my name comes up, it’s a trigger.”
Lisa Barlow tries to close Mary’s proposal by telling her, “When she gets mad when your name is said, it usually has nothing to do with you. It’s like, ‘Why [sic] Do you keep bringing this up? I don’t think it’s directed at Mary. “
“But wait, Lisa,” Mary replies. “I said, like, why do you think Jen treats me the way she does? You said, ‘I don’t know. I’m confused why it is all the time.’ Those were your words. Do you remember that? car with your husband. And that’s what I meant by, I talked to Lisa on one occasion and I spoke to Meredith on a different one. “
It appears that Mary is referring to her allegation that Lisa and her best friend Meredith Marks told her they were afraid of Jen, but it is unclear. Lisa tries to ignore Mary’s claim by saying it was a “private conversation” (not that those can actually happen on reality TV), while Meredith just looks around the room in confusion. See it all for yourself here:
Mary is not satisfied with Lisa’s rejection and opens the conversation to the group. Whitney Rose says she agrees with Mary “100 percent” that her name activates Jen, a statement Whitney’s cousin / Jen’s best friend, Heather Gay, seconded with “absolutely.”
“Mary herself doesn’t shoot me,” says Jen, saying it’s just instances with Mary who blew her up. Mary once again announces: “I shoot her.”
“My first meeting was … it was very long, okay?” Jen told ET after recording the special meeting. “Being a multi-business owner for years, going through depositions, hearings, that’s natural as a business owner. The meeting, I’m here to tell everyone, the meeting was worse than, like, a nine hour deposition.”
“There are definitely some curveballs and some things that even surprised me at the meeting,” he added. “If you thought season 1 was unexpected and explosive? Guys, wait for the reunion.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake CityThe three-part meeting (first for a freshman!) Begins with the first part on Wednesday at 10 pm ET / PT in Bravo.