The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast just got a little bit bigger!
Bravo has bumped up Jennie Nguyen to a full-time Housewife for season 2 amid Jen Shah’s legal woes, according to a new report.
Jennie initially joined the cast as a friend of the Housewives, but she wound up getting much more screen time due to Jen’s legal stuff.
A source told The Sun: “Jennie was hired on as just a friend originally. But because of Jen’s legal stuff and unexpected delays in filming here and there, Jennie got a lot more screen time than everyone expected and got promoted to full-time by the end.”
“Because of Jen [Shah’s legal] problems, Jennie was a lot more involved and became full-time faster. So if Jen is not part of the show for season 3, Jennie will definitely want to step in and fill that role and void,” the source continued.
In March, Jen was arrested and charged for conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of a national “telemarketing scheme.” She is facing 30 YEARS in prison if convicted.
But let’s get back to the RHOSLC newbie. So, who is Jennie Nguyen?
Well, she’s close friends with RHOSLC OG Lisa Barlow.
She’s apparently “so excited” to be a part of the cast.
The insider said: ”She saw her friends have an incredible experience on the show and has wanted to be a part of it since. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, get sassy or get into trouble and has amazing fashion, so she will fit in nicely with the group. ”
“But she is involved in plenty of messy drama. Jen’s legal scandal is a big focus of the season, of course, but it’s definitely not the only drama that happens on the show. Some other big things go down Jennie is involved with,” the source teased.
RHOSLC will return to Bravo for season 2 in late 2021.