Okay, I have to admit, hearing that there was going to be a Bravo show based in Salt Lake City did NOT intrigue me. I mean, how fun can Mormons actually be? A Real Housewives franchise with NO alcohol? Yeah, I’ll pass on that one. That being said I have to admit, I was absolutely floored when I actually enjoyed watching RHOSLC. The women were fabulous and most definitely do not hold up as “true” Mormon women.
First, we met Jen who is a coach’s wife. Jen’s husband and sons are black, which is something the Mormon church does not accept (a rather disgusting view on behalf of the Mormons if you ask me). After being a Mormon her whole life, she converted to Islam to be able to be a part of her husband’s life.
Next we met Heather, who truly believes in Mormonism, although she still drinks. In one of her interviews, she even said that “Mormons can attain perfection”, so she built a $20 million cosmetic procedure company. She was married into a family of extreme wealth, and when her and her husband divorced, she was still able to keep her business and let me tell you, it has flourished.
The next housewife that popped up in the show was Meredith, who only lives in Utah part time, so I’m not too sure why she’s a RHOSLC but I guess beggars cannot be choosers. Meredith fully disclosed that she is jewish and mainly lives in Chicago with her husband and son. She runs a jewelry design business and owns a clothing store as well.
After Meredith, we met Lisa, the owner of a luxury marketing brand from New York. She told us that she was “a jew by heritage, mormon by choice”. Despite converting to mormonism, her and her husband own many tequila brands and are dabbling in the world of vodka.
Someone we didn’t get to see too much of was Whitney. All we really know from the first episode is that she renewed her vows with her husband and is totally not a Mormon anymore.
….and lastly we have my QUEEN, Mary. Mary is fabulous, she has no filter, she dresses to the 9’s, she married her step-grandfather. Yes, you read that right, she MARRIED her STEP-GRANDFATHER. She seems happy, but still, it’s a little on the weird side. Apparently, it was her grandmother’s “dying wish” that they get married… sounds like a branch that needs to fall off the family tree if you ask me.
And there we have it! The not-so-Mormon Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Let’s raise a glass to them, because from what I saw last night, it’s going to be a drama storm!