Bravo fans weren’t the only ones shocked by Jen Shah’s guilty plea. Turns out Jen’s Real Housewives of Salt Lake City co-star Meredith Marks was just as “surprised” as everyone else.
“Obviously, I’m surprised. I think probably everybody’s surprised,” Meredith admitted on the August 17 episode of the #NoFilter with Zack Peter podcast. “I don’t think anyone was expecting that.”
Meredith then revealed that she hasn’t talked to Jen since her guilty plea, but they have texted a bit.
“We’ve texted a little, but I have not had any conversations with her,” she explained. “I’ve been out of the country, and she’s now been getting her oldest son settled at medical school, and so I have not actually talked to her.”
Meanwhile, Meredith also noted that she thought it was “risky” for Jen to film RHOSLC amid her fraud case.
“Whether you are guilty or not, it is so easy to say something that could be spun to incriminate you,” the reality star confessed. “And I just think it’s kind of scary. I mean, I think it’s really gutsy that she stayed on. I do,” she continued. “I don’t think I could under those circumstances.”
“There were a lot of really vicious comments, calling Jen a criminal and all these things,” she continued. “That may be the case if you want to say that now, but when someone hasn’t pleaded guilty and they haven’t had a trial, it’s not up to me or anybody other than the jury in that case — because it was slated to be a jury trial — to make that determination.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is expected to return in late 2023.