Heather Homosexual all the time knew there was one thing shady about her “The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” co-star Jen Shah.
Homosexual admitted having suspicions about Shah’s enterprise dealings throughout an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Sunday, almost six months after the embattled reality star’s arrest for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and cash laundering.
“I knew her enterprise was unsavory after I was her good friend, so why would I alter now that it’s public?” Homosexual mentioned, explaining how she maintains a relationship with Shah regardless of all the pieces.
As seen in Sunday’s Season 2 premiere, Shah was cuffed by federal agents in March for allegedly ripping off hundreds of victims in a telemarketing scam spanning over six states for almost a decade. She pleaded not guilty to the fees in April.
Shah’s assistant Stuart Smith was additionally arrested for his alleged involvement.
“I didn’t comprehend it was unlawful,” Homosexual claimed on “WWHL” Sunday, including that she was befuddled by Shah’s supply of revenue all through the course of their years-long friendship.
Homosexual advised host Cohen that she had tried to unravel Shah’s day job earlier than.
“Jen was on my podcast and I requested her for, like, an hour, questions on her enterprise, as a result of I like enterprise and I understand how laborious it’s to earn a living in enterprise,” the Magnificence Lab founder mentioned. “It doesn’t simply stream.”
“I by no means understood it, and I simply assumed it was one thing that was proper alongside the road of nothing I’d wish to be concerned in.”
Homosexual even went as far as to say she would have tried to cease Shah had she identified the alleged money-making scheme may land her pal within the clink.
“I didn’t assume you’d go to jail for it,” she mentioned. “I might’ve mentioned, ‘Babe, don’t do that. Your life is value greater than that.’”
Shah’s authorized woes will proceed to unfold on this season of “RHOSLC.”
Shortly after her arrest, Web page Six reported that producers have been eager to lean into Shah’s court battle because it may very well be nice for rankings. (By comparability, Erika Jayne’s legal miseries appear to be contributing to the present fanfare and rankings success of “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.”)
“It’s uncommon that Bravo has an enormous hit like ‘RHOSLC’ on its palms proper out of the gate, and the group hoped to proceed that momentum when manufacturing for Season 2 started,” a supply mentioned on the time. “Now, with the information of Jen’s arrest, they’re positive to have much more success than they imagined.”
Shah’s trial is ready for March 2022.
“The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.