RHOSLC’s Mary Cosby Offers Update on Son Robert Jr., Shares Worst Racism Experience, and Says She’s “Used to Being Mistreated”

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RHOSLC's Mary Cosby Offers Update on Son Robert Jr., Shares Her Worst Experience With Racism, and Says She's "Used to Being Mistreated"

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Mary Cosby offered an update on her son, Robert Cosby Jr., after the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City‘s season two reunion, which she infamously did not attend.

Months after she and Robert were accused of unlawfully providing shelter to a runaway, reportedly Robert’s girlfriend, at least at that time, Mary revealed Robert has a job, discussed his current romance, and looked back on a horrific experience she had with racism as a child.

“Right now he’s got a job. He’s working on his real estate license. He wants to buy properties and sell them so I’m pushing him to do that. And I just take a day at a time,” Mary shared on the March 7 episode of the RHOSLC: After Show. “That’s what he wants to do right now. He’s into it.”

According to Mary, Robert is having a lot of success in his efforts and has been passing his tests like they’re no big deal. As for a potential college degree, Mary said Robert should go to school for a “fallback.”

“It’s never too late,” she noted. “That’s how I live my life with him. I let him do what he loves because I tell him, ‘If you don’t do what you love, you’ll never be successful at it.’ He’s doing great. I’m proud of him.”

As for his girlfriend, Mary said Robert still “buys her everything” — and uses her credit card to do so.

“He’s got that heart. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. But the problem is, he’s giving it off my money,” she explained. “He gets his check and puts it in the bank but yet he’s still using my credit card. So we’re going to get that worked out. That’s dysfunctional.”

Moving on to her past experiences with racism in Utah, Mary said she always felt as if people didn’t like her as she grew up as the only minority in her school.

“My whole life I was talked about. I was like the black sheep of everything. In junior high, I’d always have one good friend. I didn’t want a whole bunch of friends because they would always backstab me. So I grew up being used to being talked about because of my lifestyle. And my lifestyle is being raised in Utah being the only Black girl, being the only minority in the entire school,” she revealed. “They would play slave movies and the whole class would turn around and look at me.”

As for her worst experience with racism, Mary said it was at the hands of a substitute teacher when she was in the third grade.

“I went up to her for a math problem and she punched me in my stomach and called me a n—–. And it knocked the wind out of me and I remember leaving the school and going home crying to my mom,” Mary tragically recalled.

After Mary’s mother then took her back to the school, they forced the teacher to leave.

Despite the devastation she experienced as a child, Mary said that it toughed her and made her who she is today.

It also made her more tolerant of the drama she faced with the RHOSLC cast.

“I’m used to being mistreated or being treated differently or judged… I’m just immune to bad treatment. It’s not a victim. It’s just something I’ve noticed my whole life,” she shared.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season two reunion concludes Sunday night with part three at 8/7c on Bravo.

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