Monica Garcia’s Mom Claps Back at Claims She Wanted To Be On RHOSLC 


Monica Garcia’s mom, Linda Darnell, denies her daughter’s claims that she wanted to be cast on RHOSLC.

During part two of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 4 reunion, the Salt Lake City Housewives discussed Monica Garcia’s tumultuous relationship with her mom, Linda Darnell

According to Monica Garcia her mom, Linda, allegedly always wanted to be famous and be on the big screen so much so that she abandoned her at age 12 to pursue a career in television in New York City. 

Eventually Linda’s dreams of fame came true after her daughter joined the season 4 cast of RHOSLC and their mother-daughter drama became a main storyline on the show. 

At the RHOSLC reunion, Whitney Rose admitted that it seemed like Linda really wanted to be in Monica’s place on the show. 

Reunion host Andy Cohen couldn’t help but agree, noting, “I was just gonna say that someone who left her 12-year-old to go pursue a career in television. So you think your mom was kind of auditioning to be a housewife.”

Monica Garcia is in the hot seat at the RHOSLC season 4 reunion.
Monica Garcia is in the hot seat at the RHOSLC season 4 reunion.

Monica then admitted that her mom shared her desire to be cast on RHOSLC after she had auditioned for the show ahead of season 4

The 40-year-old said, “When I applied to get on the show…I did my final interview…The first place I went to was my mom’s and I just laid on her house and cried [because I thought it went bad].”

While Monica was nervous about her interview, Linda offered to say a prayer which included the hope that she would get cast on RHOSLC instead of her daughter. 

Monica recalled, “And my mom said let’s say a prayer and then she prayed that she would get it instead.”

She added, “She literally said, ‘Lord if it’s not Monica let it be me somehow just let it be me instead.'” 

However, after part two of the RHOSLC season 4 reunion aired on Bravo, Linda clapped back at Monica’s claims on Twitter

According to Linda, “everything Monica says is a lie or half-truth.” 

She also claimed to be an “award-winning journalist and TV producer” and that “reality TV is not my cup of tea.”

Linda tweeted:

“Everything Monica says about me is a lie or half-truth. I NEVER applied/auditioned. Not S4 or any other. I’m an award-winning journalist and TV producer. That was the TV job in NYC — News Journalist/Producer. I already had the job. Reality TV is not my cup of tea.” 

She also shared text messages between her and Monica, which show she didn’t want to be on the show but Monica begged her to appear alongside her for a storyline. 

Linda Darnell, the mom of RHOSLC's Monica Garcia, shares texts proving she didn't want to be cast on the show.
Linda Darnell, the mom of RHOSLC’s Monica Garcia, shares texts proving she didn’t want to be cast on the show.

Part 3 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion airs on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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