Standing by her buddy! Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Heather Gay doesn’t assume Jen Shah’s authorized points will dim her shine, it doesn’t matter what occurs within the courtroom.
“I think that good people can do bad things, and she is claiming she is innocent,” the Beauty Lab founder mentioned through the June 2 episode of the “So Bad It’s Good With Ryan Bailey” podcast. “Even if she gets … wrongfully convicted she can make things right. She can redeem herself.”
Shah, 47, was arrested on March 30 and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. During her arraignment on April 2, she pleaded not responsible to all fees. Her trial is about to start on October 18.
Gay, who spent a lot of RHOSLC season 1 sticking by her buddy’s aspect whilst Shah feuded with all of their different castmates, hopes that her costar will get her probability at redemption. “I guess I am passionate about second chances because … when I got divorced, I didn’t have a second chance,” she defined on the podcast. “And that sucks, you know.”
Earlier this year, Us Weekly confirmed that cameras had been rolling on the time of Shah’s arrest. “Production sees this as a great story line,” an insider mentioned in April. “One that everyone will want to see unfold.” As lengthy because it’s authorized, the supply added, manufacturing plans to “use as much footage as they can” in season 2, which doesn’t but have a premiere date.
“This is the biggest, hugest thing that has happened to our community, and to our group of friends and to Jen personally and to me personally,” Gay advised Bailey. “I mean, this is big and it’s real.”
The med spa guru added that Shah’s theatrics aren’t faked for the cameras and he or she’s simply as entertaining in actual life as she is on display screen, even within the face of great authorized penalties.
“She is a star,” Gay mentioned. “When you are in the room with her, she is magnetic and charismatic and you want the Jen Shah sunlight to shine on you.”
There’s one particular person, nonetheless, that’s “completely immune” to Shah’s charms — Mary Cosby, who regularly clashed with Shah over the course of season 1. Their most memorable struggle occurred within the very first episode, when Cosby didn’t need to apologize for her “smelled like hospital” remark.
As Gay put it on the podcast, “Mary could give a s—t how charming [Jen] is.”
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