Mary Cosby continues to keep Bravo fans guessing.
Late Friday, rumors began to swirl that Mary skipped the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 2 reunion which was filmed on Thursday.
“A source confirms, Mary Cosby indeed did not attend the #RHOSLC season 2 reunion taping. That likely means she is not coming back for season 3, which I hear is set to start filming in the coming weeks…” Entertainment Tonight‘s Brice Sander reported on Twitter.
Andy Cohen later confirmed that Mary didn’t attend the reunion during a Q & A on his Instagram Story.
“Sadly, no,” Andy replied to a fan who asked if Mary was at the season 2 reunion.
Meanwhile, Page Six reports that Mary skipped the reunion because she was scared about being grilled about the controversial comments she made during season 2.
“Mary did not attend the reunion,” a source close to production revealed.
A second insider said Mary “did not want to confront the controversy surrounding her this season.”
The source continued, “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.”
Production on season 3 of RHOSLC is set to begin in the next few weeks. The insider added that Mary will “most likely” not be asked back.
“Skipping out on the reunion is a big no-no for ‘Housewives,” said the insider noted. “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.”
Brice Sanders backed up reports that Mary will most likely not be asked to return for season 3.
“For everyone asking about the contractual part of skipping a Housewives reunion, it’s my understanding that the women receive a hefty chunk of their salary for a season only after attending and taping the reunion. Therefore, skipping the reunion = some lost money,” Brice explained on Twitter.
“Jacqueline Laurita is the only Housewife to have skipped a reunion and stayed on the show for the next season. That’s because the reunion she skipped (RHONJ 3) was filmed while they were in production on season 4. Bravo has never filmed a reunion while also in production since,” he added.
He then clarified, “**Skipped as in actively chose not to attend. Medical/health absences have been excused in the past (eg, Luann de Lesseps, Kim Richards).”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.