Andy Cohen is doing some major backpedaling on one of his most controversial comments about Jen Shah.
Back in November 2022, the Big Daddy of Bravo made a comment about Jen’s prison sentence that turned heads in the Bravoverse.
At the time, Andy said that he hoped Jen received no jail time for her role in a nationwide telemarketing scheme that defrauded the elderly.
“She’s being sentenced on December 15, so I don’t know what to say to people who want her on the show,” he told Us Weekly in November 2022. “I hope that she gets no jail time whatsoever and she can come right back … but I have a feeling that she’s not going to be available to be on the show.”
Now, Andy claims his comment was taken out of context.
The Watch What Happens Live host recently addressed his controversial comment on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”
Wallace asked Andy why he continues to “take [Shah’s] side against the thousands of people she defrauded” despite her pleading guilty to her crimes in July 2022.
Initally Andy attempted to backtrack on his previous comments but ultimately admitted that the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star “should go to jail.”
“You know, sometimes, if you get to know someone and you get to like them, you hope that they are not guilty of something horrible,” he added.
The day after Andy’s interview with Chris Wallace aired, he further clarified his prior comments about Jen’s prison sentence.
“I got a lot of comments yesterday about the Chris Wallace interview,” Andy said on his Instagram Story on Tuesday.
“I just want to clarify the context of what I said,” he continued. “I was saying it in response to people wanting to know if she was going to be back on the show. … I knew that there had to be some context, and I should’ve asked him what it was.”
Bravo has yet to officially release a statement about Jen’s future on RHOSLC, but at BravoCon 2022, Andy quipped that Jen’s time on Bravo had come to an end following her last-minute guilty plea.
Jen was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on January 6. She begins her prison sentence on February 17.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.
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