Last week cameras started rolling for season 3 of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City without one OG cast member.
Season 2 stars Meredith Marks, Jen Shah, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose, Lisa Barlow, and Jennie Nguyen all filmed for the Bravo series; however, Mary Cosby was missing in action.
“Mary has not filmed anything this season and they just started this week,” a production source tells PEOPLE.
Fans have speculated that Mary would not be returning for season 3 after she skipped the season 2 reunion.
The source says that Mary’s absence at the reunion came as a shock to her costars.
“The cast had no idea that Mary wasn’t attending the reunion,” the source says. “She didn’t tell any of the ladies she wasn’t coming. They were all shocked she didn’t show.”
Last week Mary revealed why she ditched the season 2 reunion.
In an interview with the BroughChat Instagram account, Mary said she skipped the reunion because she didn’t want to be “beat up” by her castmates. She also didn’t want to be grilled over her controversies, including claims that her church is a “cult.”
“I did not go to the reunion because I was not about to sit there and be beat up from one side of the story and of the narrative,” Mary said. “They said that I shine during reunions, so they held it back from me, and they wanted me to go off at the reunion and answer all these one-sided questions that I didn’t even see coming, and I said, ‘I’m not doing it.’”
“I never got a chance to express my side, to say no one even told me they were talking about me, no one even told me they called my church a cult,” she continued. “I found out on TV. I found out with you guys; no one ever told me none [sic] of that. No one had the guts to say it to my face, all these false allegations. How on earth am I a cult?”
Meanwhile, Heather and Jen were spotted filming outside of Mary’s church on January 25.
The two ladies chatted with Mary’s Uncle Ernie. According to an eye-witness, Jen and Heather questioned why the church was closed and why Mary was missing in action.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.
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