Mary Cosby was a no-show at “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” because she was afraid of being grilled over her season 2 controversies.
“Mary did not attend the reunion,” a source close to the production confirmed exclusively to Page Six on Friday.
Another insider told us that Cosby did not attend the reunion because she “did not want to confront the controversy surrounding her this season.”
The source elaborated: “She was afraid of being grilled over her ‘racist’ comments to Jennie [Nguyen] and Jen [Shah]. She also did not want to discuss the accusations that she runs a sect. ”
Production for season 3 of “RHOSLC” begins in the coming weeks, and the insider noted that Cosby “most likely” will not be asked back for the show’s next episode.
“Jumping out on the reunion is a big no-no for ‘Housewives,'” said the insider, who added: “This was the kiss of death for Mary. She has hardly any alliances left in the cast who hoped she would have turned up reunification to take responsibility for her behavior and the allegations about her church. “
Bravo or Cosby immediately responded to Page Six’s request for comment.
Andy Cohen sat down with the rest of the cast to film the traditional reunion special on Thursday, but Cosby, 48, did not attend.
Cohen posted several videos to his Instagram story where he teased a dramatic and fashionable reunion.
“I think it’s going well, I can not wait to get into more,” Lisa Barlow told Cohen in a video. “This afternoon is going to be tough, it’s a lot.”
In another video, Cohen teased that Shah’s outfit was not the slightest bit “demure”. He also hinted that Meredith Marks had gone with feathers for a fashionable look.
“I’m excited for everyone to see this today,” Cohen concluded his series.
The “RHOSLC” ladies have had a rather tumultuous season, filled with allegations, arguments and even an arrest.
Cosby in particular has had a tough second season, most recently being accused of racism for telling novice Nguyen that she has “nicely slanted eyes.”
She has since denied that her comment had any bad intentions.
“I did not come from a racist place! I complimented! I am not racist by definition! Tired of people judging me as if you can!” she tweeted after the episode was sent.
When another fan said they were waiting for Cosby to apologize to Nguyen, she replied bluntly, “Never.”
Earlier, Cosby also apologized for calling Shah a “Mexican bully.”
“I did not try to highlight Mexican culture. I am African American and I know racism firsthand,” she wrote in a statement in December. “I have lived it daily all my life.”
Cosby has also faced accusations that she secretly runs her Faith Temple Pentecostal Church as a “cult” and manipulates members into draining their bank accounts to fund her lavish lifestyle. The religious leader has previously denied these allegations.
“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” airs Sundays at 6 p.m. 21.00 ET at Bravo.