Standing next to her friend! True Salt Lake City Housewives star Heather Gay He does not think By Jen Shah legal troubles will dim your shine, no matter what happens in the courtroom.
“I think good people can do bad things and she says she’s innocent,” said the Beauty Lab founder during the June 2 episode of “He’s so bad he’s good with Ryan Bailey. “ “Even if she’s… wrongfully convicted, she can fix things. She can redeem herself. “
Shah, 47, was arrested on March 30 and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. During his settlement on April 2, he pleaded not guilty to all charges. His trial is scheduled to begin on October 18.
Gay, who spent much of RHOSLC season 1 next to her friend even as Shah got into a fight with all her other co-stars, she hopes her co-star has a chance at redemption. “I think I’m passionate about second chances because … when I got divorced, I didn’t get a second chance,” she explained on the podcast. “And that sucks, you know.”
At the beginning of this year, Us weekly confirmed that cameras were recording at the time of Shah’s arrest. “The production sees this as a great story,” a source said in April. “One that everyone will want to see unfold.” As long as it’s legal, the source added, the production plans to “use as much footage as possible” in season 2, which does not yet have a release date.
“This is the biggest and biggest thing that has happened to our community, to our group of friends and to Jen personally and to me personally,” Gay told Bailey. “I mean, this is big and it’s real.”
The medical spa guru added that Shah’s theatricality is not fake on camera and that he is as entertaining in real life as on screen, even in the face of dire legal consequences.
“She is a star,” Gay said. “When you’re in the room with her, she’s magnetic and charismatic and you want Jen Shah’s sunlight to shine on you.”
However, there is one person who is “completely immune” to Shah’s charms: Mary Cosby, who frequently clashed with Shah throughout the course of season 1. His most memorable fight occurred in the first episode, when Cosby declined to apologize for his “smelled hospital” comment.
As Gay put it on the podcast, “Mary could give like – t how lovely [Jen] it is. “