Rumor has it that Jack Barlow, the son of RHOSLC OG Lisa Barlow, ditched his mission to Colombia for one in Orange County. Get all the tea!
“About a month ago, Jack and I got into it at home because I wanted to see his essays for two schools he was applying to. He sits down next to me and starts bawling. And I’m like, “What’s going on, Jack?” He’s like, “Mom, it’s gonna be okay because I decided to go on a mission,” Lisa explained in her RHOSLC season 4 confessional interview.
“A mission is devoting two years of your life to serving others and teaching people about Jesus Christ. So, Jack’s giving up two years of his life to basically help everyone but himself,” she added.
Jack’s plans to forgo college and embark on a two-year missionary trip shocked Lisa and several other members of the RHOSLC, including Heather Gay.
The Bad Mormon author questioned why Lisa would let Jack go on a mission when she and her husband, John Barlow, are not full-fledged Orthodox Mormons since they drink and don’t follow all of the church’s rules.
“It was like a hard knuckle-breaking work. Like you are knocking on doors selling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that’s all it is. You’re a door-to-door salesman. This seems like a big conflict,” Heather said while explaining what it is like to serve a mission with the Mormon Church.
On a recent episode of RHOSLC, Lisa and John threw a massive party for Jack and his friends to learn where the Mormon Church had called the 18-year-old to serve his mission. At the party, the Barlows learned that Jack would serve his mission in Bogota, Columbia.
Upon learning about the location of Jack’s mission, Lisa joked in her RHOSLC confessional that he would most likely spend the next two years being held up at gunpoint daily.
In early September 2023, Jack left for his two-year mission with the Mormon Church. Most RHOSLC fans assumed that when Jack left for his mission in September, he was heading to Columbia; however, that may not be true.
Now, it seems that Jack may not have moved to Columbia after all and may be living in Orange County.
On November 13, a Reddit user claimed to have spotted Jack Barlow in a TJ Maxx in Tustin, California.
“I just saw Jack Barlow at TJ Maxx/Home Goods in Tustin, CA. He was wearing his LDS badge and was with another missionary guy,” the Reddit user wrote. “The missionary guy was shopping; Jack was on the phone. Apparently, Jack wasn’t interested in discount shopping. I’m guessing Lisa didn’t let him go to Colombia for his mission. Instead, he went to Irvine/Tustin (literally one of the safest cities in the entire United States).”
As this bit of gossip made its way around the blogs and social media, Lisa Barlow set the record straight on Jack’s mission with the Mormon Church.
On Twitter, the RHOSLC star wrote:
“Hi!! Jack had to wait on his Visa, so [he’s temporarily] in CA [to practice speaking Spanish]. Still Columbia. Very active imaginations.”
A fellow Mormon chimed in on Twitter: “They send missionaries to [different] missions sometimes while waiting to send them abroad. We had one over the other night, and he was here for a couple [of] months before heading out to the Philippines. Not that odd.”
Lisa replied, “Thank you!!! His VISA was delayed.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 4 airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.