Whitney Rose was asked about Jen Shah‘s reportedly shady business on Sunday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.
Following the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, which saw a dramatic encounter between Jen and Meredith Marks, Whitney admitted to thinking Jen got her money from a “sugar daddy” as Jen, who is facing charges of money laundering and fraud, reacted to the claim on Twitter by suggesting Whitney’s remark was racially motivated.
“I never questioned if what she was doing was legal or not. I questioned the lifestyle, the amount of money. I always thought she had a sugar daddy, to be honest with you,” Whitney told Andy Cohen on the September 26 episode of WWHL. “I honestly just thought someone was giving her money. Nothing about her life made any sense, really.”
In response, Jen took to her Twitter page to fire back at Whitney with claims of racism.
“I’m a successful Polynesian businesswoman for twenty years married to a very successful black husband who’s been an attorney for 13 [years], NFL sports agent for 10 [years], Power5 football coach for 10 [years and] you’re [sic] assumption is I have a sugar daddy!” Jen tweeted on September 26.
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Then, in a second post, she continued, “His name is Coach Shah. [Because] I’m brown [and] my husband is black, you question our [money].”
As WWHL continued, Whitney was asked about Meredith’s behavior toward Jen, who she accused of “liking” a number of disparaging tweets about her son, Brooks Marks.
“Shocking. I’ve never seen her engage like that,” Whitney said. “When she engages, though, she is like, chills down your spine, she’s going to crack that lake for sure, that ice. I thought we were all going in.”
Whitney then made it clear that she’s on Team Meredith when it comes to Jen’s “likes,” which Jen has blamed on her social media manager.
“I mean, it’s Meredith’s son. You don’t go after children and Jen’s taking it too far,” Whitney said.
Also on WWHL, during a game of “Icing for the Truth,” Whitney reacted to Jen’s claims of having no part of the “liked” tweet.
“I do not believe that she had no say,” Whitney confirmed, adding that Meredith has been a much better friend to Lisa Barlow in the midst of her drama with Jen than Lisa has been to her.
In addition to sharing that Meredith and husband Seth Marks are “absolutely” in a better place after struggling in their marriage amid season one, Whitney said there’s a “50/50” chance Heather Gay will return to the Mormon church, admitted that she’s probably the person Mary Cosby complains about the most, and she reacted to Jennie Nguyen saying she was not attracted to husband Duy’s face when they first met.
“That was a little rude but I do believe it because Duy is an amazing man and I’m sure, he got Jennie, so he must have something going on down there,” Whitney shared.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season two airs Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.