Heavy has confirmed a “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star will not be appearing on the season 2 reunion.
Heavy has confirmed with Bravo PR that Mary Cosby did not attend the RHOSLC reunion. No reason for her absence was given. This comes after multiple reports, including a reporter from Entertainment Tonight and a Bravo Instagram fan account, Queens of Bravo, reported rumors that Mary did not show up for filming.
Host Andy Cohen posted multiple Instagram stories from the reunion where he can be seen talking to Jen Shah, Lisa Barlow and Heather Gay. There have been no updates from Andy about Mary.
Mary Was ‘Terrified’ to Answer for Her Racist Comments & Cult Claims
According to a source who spoke to Page Six, Mary skipped out on the reunion due to fear.
“She was terrified of getting grilled about her ‘racist’ comments made toward Jennie [Nguyen] and Jen [Shah]. She also did not want to discuss the accusations that she runs a cult,” the outlet reported.
The same source also hinted that Mary probably would not be asked back for RHOSLC season 3.
“Skipping out on the reunion is a big no-no for ‘Housewives,” the outlet reported. “This was the kiss of death for Mary. She hardly has any alliances left in the cast, who hoped she would have shown up to the reunion to take accountability for her behavior and the allegations about her church.”
Mary Was Blasted by Fans & Castmates for Multiple Racist Comments
In a show which features a castmate being arrested by Homeland Security for fraud, it takes a lot to be the most controversial castmate. But that’s what a lot of fans have labeled Mary.
On Season 2, Episode 14, Mary shocked fans and fellow castmates when she “complimented” Jennie Nguyen on her “slanted eyes.”
Fans have been calling her out online all season, many times Mary responded to the hate.
“Mary Cosby is in Kim Richards territory for me where it’s not enjoyable to watch because it’s so rooted in darkness,” a fan tweeted on January 3. Mary replied on the same day, “Please know this is an easy fix.. please don’t watch! It will be fine with me! I know racist .. if anyone knows and it’s not words turned into racism.. Are you trying to say I’m too dark.. I’m Black& I’m proud! Find a new show!”
Fans Were Not Happy With the Idea That Mary Would Not Have to ‘Atone for Her Comments’
Fans took to Reddit to discuss Mary’s potential absence from the fan-favorite reunion.
“By not showing up, does this mean she’ll get fired?” a fan wrote on a Reddit thread. “I’m disappointed she didn’t show, I want her to face judgment and be in the hot seat for all the controversy surrounding her, and to atone for her comments.”
“Ha I knew she wouldn’t. Someone didn’t want to take accountability,” someone tweeted on the report of her not showing up.
“I’m definitely not surprised she chickened out of attending. This woman cannot allow her ego to be challenged at all. Mary’s gone,” someone replied on the Reddit thread.
Mary isn’t the first housewife to skip a reunion. Lisa Vanderpump famously ditched the reunion on her final season as a housewife. Others who no-showed were RHONJ’s Jacqueline Laurita and RHOBH’s Adrienne Maloof. None of the housewives returned to their shows.