RHOSLC’s Monica Garcia on Source of Angie K.’s Husband Rumors, and if She’s Spoken to Jen Shah, Plus She Addresses Mom Drama, & Suggests Lisa Lives Beyond Her Means

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RHOSLC's Monica Garcia on Source of Angie K.'s Husband Rumors, How She Found Out About Jen Shah Fraud, and If They've Spoken Since She Went to the Secret Service, Plus Suggests Lisa Lives Beyond Her Means

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Monica Garcia made her Watch What Happens Live debut on Tuesday, where she teased the potential reveal of the source behind the rumors regarding Angie Katsanevas‘ husband, Shawn Trujillo.

While also opening up about her ties to the fraud case against Jen Shah, 50, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, 39, revealed if she’s spoken to Jen since contacting the Secret Service about her money scheme, spoke of her friendship with Angie, and suggested Lisa Barlow, 48, lives beyond her means.

On the October 17 episode of WWHL, Monica was asked to choose between Lisa and Angie as she was faced with a series of rapid-fire questions.

During the game, Monica said she’s heard more rumors about Lisa, admitted she believes Lisa is a “bigger gossip,” and accused Lisa of flaunting a more luxurious lifestyle than she can afford.

As for which she’d trust with a secret, Monica said, “Neither.”

Then, on the WWHL: After Show, Monica was asked if she felt Lisa was overreacting when she freaked out that Heather Gay, 49, invited Angie over to make nice.

“That was interesting. I think it’s very on par for Lisa,” she answered.

Back on the live broadcast, Monica said she wasn’t sure why her mother, Linda, didn’t side with her on the latest episode of RHOSLC, which featured her at odds with her co-stars as they feuded about the rumors regarding Shawn’s supposed romances with other men.

“You know, that’s just the story of my life. I don’t know. You’d have to ask LD, I guess,” she stated.

Monica was then asked about comments Angie made on WWHL two weeks ago, which suggested Monica may have created the rumors in an effort to hurt her and stay relevant — and noted that the two of them had only met once.

After saying that Angie’s claims were “shocking,” Monica said, “I was actually glad she said it because it kind of proves my point with her. Photos don’t lie and we have plenty more than just one photo together so… We’ve met more than once, for sure.”

Moving on to Jen, Monica admitted the Shah squad is “furious” about her role on RHOSLC.

“They are furious,” she revealed.

According to Monica, she learned of Jen’s fraud scheme from Jen herself during their time working together, which Monica described as “charity work.”

“Honestly, she told me. She told me how her scheme works and she asked me to be a part of it and I said, ‘Absolutely not,’ and that’s when I reached out to my friend in the Secret Service,” Monica shared. “We never actually got to talk after that because then I was a witness in her federal trial and those two can’t mix. So she never had a trial, she never had a trial.”

Even years later, Monica still hasn’t spoken to Jen.

“No. No, and I do want to make it clear, I wasn’t the one that opened a case against her by talking to my friend. That was open for like 10 years,” she clarified.

She then shared a message directly to the incarcerated Jen, saying, “I hope you heal what is very broken inside you.”

Also on WWHL, Monica was questioned about the source of the rumors about Shawn.

“I actually heard that rumor from multiple people over time, friends, certain circles. I’m not gonna go there. I wanna save that for reunion,” she teased.

And when Andy mentioned how Shawn got choked up about the rumors, she added, “I found it odd.”

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season four airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.


55 comments

veronicar October 18, 2023 - 4:12 pm

I think it is extremely obvious Barlow lives beyond her means or rents most of her shit. You do not afford YSL purses from a tequila that’s only sold in SLC and Park City and being an event planner. Bitch is delusional.
Who gives a fuck what anyone who is friends with that monster Jen Shah thinks?

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LuvsSnark October 18, 2023 - 4:29 pm

Totally agree with you. I’m thinking Lisa rents her clothes like Rinner does. I don’t know about her house, but I’m betting that most of that diamond jewelry she wears is really CZ. Her husband must be a total floor mat, since she walks all over him. Her son is probably going on that “mission” so that he can avoid her. As Heather said, you’re totally gone for those two years, so that gives him two years of peace from her constant yapping.

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veronicar October 18, 2023 - 4:40 pm

I think so are so on the mark with this!!!

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Lea October 19, 2023 - 1:20 pm

She may even have a deal with some places, “loan” her some clothes and she will let them into her Sundance parties.

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Jane_one October 19, 2023 - 5:37 pm

To me the fact that she does not seem to have any procedures and/or plastic surgery done on her face, which is definitely showing her age, leaves to me wonder about her finances. Maybe lip filler and some botox, but not the things you can have done to make your skin look smoother. Someone like Lisa would do that in a heart beat if she could.

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Realitynot October 18, 2023 - 4:46 pm

I fully agree. I bet the majority of her income comes from the show. I always find it funny when housewives lies about dumb stuff. We all remember Nene calling herself a rich bitch but now can’t afford her rent.

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JaneJ October 18, 2023 - 5:42 pm

I bet she’s also one of those people who have hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card debt due to clothes and cars and vacations she can’t afford but pretends to.

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Jane Says October 19, 2023 - 12:06 am

You can get YSL purses at good prices at Saks Off Fifth, etc., especially when they have a sale.

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Jane Says October 19, 2023 - 12:06 am

You can get YSL purses at good prices at Saks Off Fifth, etc., especially when they have a sale.

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veronicar October 19, 2023 - 9:33 am

Really? What kind of price are you talking? I have never seen a YSL purse for less than $5,000.

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mystrece October 19, 2023 - 12:47 pm

You can get a good YSL bag at Neiman Marcus for less than $1,000. Look into it. And there are a lot of women with jobs that own actual $5,000 bags. Trust me! It’s happening! If you can’t afford retail, you can buy them “gently used.”

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veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:37 pm

I don’t give enough of a shit to look into it. You are missing the point. I have a full time job. I actually get paid pretty well. But it would be stupid of me to buy a $5,000 purse unless I were extremely wealthy. There are people that live in trailers who own BMWs. Doesn’t mean they should. And aren’t you the person saying last week you own lots on Shein clothes? If you have to shop there you shouldn’t be buying a YSL purse.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:37 pm

I don’t give enough of a shit to look into it. You are missing the point. I have a full time job. I actually get paid pretty well. But it would be stupid of me to buy a $5,000 purse unless I were extremely wealthy. There are people that live in trailers who own BMWs. Doesn’t mean they should. And aren’t you the person saying last week you own lots on Shein clothes? If you have to shop there you shouldn’t be buying a YSL purse.

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 4:43 pm

Who are we to count other people’s money and to decide how they should spend it? To each their own, right? These women are on these shows to display their possessions.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:46 pm

I am on a reality tv snark site so I am here to snark on Lisa Barlow pretending to be rich. If you are offended because you like living beyond your means as well, block me. I couldn’t care less.

Jinglebells October 19, 2023 - 1:12 pm

YSL can be much lower than that. Camera bags are around $1500 without any sale, for example. I have a YSL and a LV, definitely not wealthy, just a middle class girl who loves her some purses so she saves for them 🙂

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veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:42 pm

Ok, I was referencing the YSL bag Lisa carried to lunch with Monica and Angie on the first or second episode. It retails for 5k. If you are middle class and that is how you want to spend your money then that is fine. You are missing the point about Lisa.

Jinglebells October 19, 2023 - 5:06 pm

I don’t think anyone’s missing your point, you mentioned having a vodka company wouldn’t afford her the ability to purchase YSL so people replied on that piece. I was just offering up that plenty of people carry and wear designer that aren’t Uber rich. It’s just choices. I am not wealthy, but my financial ducks are solidly in a nice row, I am just patient and save and plan for things. I mentioned a specific. Bag and price bc your comment stated you’ve “never seen A YSL bag under 5k”. Not looking to argue, I think all of these women put on a show bc they are housewives, part of the reason a lot of us watch is for the lifestyle porn, they know they need to bring it. I’m guessing a lot of them deal in super fakes and knock offs as well. I just don’t see her as any different than most of them in that regard.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 5:08 pm

Oh Jesus Christ, you are definitely missing the point. I am not going to engage in this any further.

Jinglebells October 19, 2023 - 6:08 pm

Yikes. Have a good one.

Jane Says October 20, 2023 - 1:37 am

4400-$800 range, when they are having a really good sale.

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mystrece October 19, 2023 - 12:43 pm

Well, I own designer purses and I don’t own a tequila brand. Lots of people have YSL purses. They’re not that hard to get.

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veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:35 pm

I didn’t say they were hard to get. And just because you own one does not mean you can afford it.

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mystrece October 19, 2023 - 4:41 pm

No, But you suggested that owning a small tequila brand will not yield enough funds to buy a YSL purse. I am suggesting that it certainly can. People spend the money they make as they choose. And I would argue that if you own something, you can afford it. I own lots of designer purses and I challenge anyone to tell me I can’t afford them.

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veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:45 pm

So you think Kim Zolciak can afford all her designer purses? I am suggesting a small tequila brand will not afford you enough to RESPONSIBLY carry a YSL purse, wear a 60K ring, and spending 60,000 a year on a makeup team.

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 4:51 pm

We have no idea how much Lisa’s tequila business makes. And Lisa has multiple businesses and possible investments. I do not have the impression that she has just one stream of income. And why are we comparing Lisa Barlow to Kim Zolciak??? Lisa is not facing bankruptcy, credit card lawsuits and foreclosure. That’s a bizarre comparison. And yes, you CAN own a YSL bag, even if you don’t own a tequila brand. You do not have to be wealthy to own designer clothes.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 4:54 pm

Right, you can live in a trailer park and drive a Range Rover. Or live in a studio apartment and own a YSL bag. That is not the point. I am not comparing Lisa to Kim Z. YOU said “And I would argue that if you own something, you can afford it.” To which I responded, “so you think Kim Z can afford all her designer purses?”

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 4:59 pm

One could argue that Kim could afford them at the time that she purchased them and that her circumstances changed. Just as she could afford her house when she bought it and then over time, her circumstances changed. That’s how money works. It flows in and it flows out. When less flows in, we make the necessary adjustments either to our income or to our spending. Neither you nor Monica know enough about Lisa Barlow’s finances to comment on her spending. That is what I am saying.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 5:01 pm

Well I am on a reality tv snark site so I am going to comment all I like.

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 5:02 pm

And so too will the rest of us….

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 5:04 pm

What the fuck does that even mean? HAHA. I never once said someone else couldn’t comment. As a matter of fact, I didn’t engage you at all. YOU left a comment on MY comment.

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 5:06 pm

Yeah, that’s how this works. We comment on other people’s comments.

veronicar October 19, 2023 - 5:07 pm

Oh Mystrece, you are too fucking stupid for me to engage with. Your dumb ass comments are hurting my brain. And now you are BLOCKED.

mystrece October 19, 2023 - 5:09 pm

Don’t be rude. It’s okay for us to disagree. We don’t have to resort to insulting each other.

Crazy Eyes! October 18, 2023 - 5:48 pm

I agree with Monica, that Shawn crying was odd! I think Angie instructed him to do it since she’s so thirsty for a story line. At this point I’m sure the daughter has probably heard the “roooommmazzz” already in school! And don’t be her “hero”, be her parent! And the fact that the daughter sleeps between them is truly odd and not normal!! That’s a couple in a sexless marriage!!!

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Nbarny October 18, 2023 - 7:38 pm

Thank you, very odd that no one seems to want to tackle that.

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copssister October 19, 2023 - 9:00 am

They both come across as quite performative when they’ve had time to prepare….Angie is constantly frazzled when confronted by any of the women, but in their filmed scenes and when she’s the one doing the confrontation, she’s cool as a cucumber in a very unnatural way.

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doggiedaddy October 18, 2023 - 5:52 pm

It’s 2023 who cares if the man is playing both sides.
Not a question.

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BigBrothersMother October 18, 2023 - 6:02 pm

The only thing that I’m concerned about with Shawn is the super tight pants. Go up a size or two be comfortable.

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Nathaniel Gray October 19, 2023 - 4:40 am

Hee hee

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Lea October 19, 2023 - 1:17 pm

They were tight! And for a religious holiday? But I like him, seems really cool.

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Old Lady Gang October 18, 2023 - 6:06 pm

Seems these women forget the secrets in their lives always show up on these reality shows.

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Nbarny October 18, 2023 - 7:35 pm

Lisa’s house isn’t much to look at, it’s not a decorator show case. I wouldn’t doubt that her son is going on a mission to avoid tuition costs. I think she was pulling a Dorit to get insurance cash on that $60000 ring.

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TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes October 19, 2023 - 8:04 am

Why is Monica counting Lisa’s money? Monica is the one living beyond her means buying Louis Vuitton and then crying about it.

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Michelle Morrow October 19, 2023 - 1:58 pm

I loved The greek Easter celebration it was gorgeous. I think Monica should have respected that and shut up. I don’t think Monica is wrong on her gossip I just think with family all around and father George it was the wrong timing to be so confrontational.

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Michelle Morrow October 19, 2023 - 1:58 pm

I loved The greek Easter celebration it was gorgeous. I think Monica should have respected that and shut up. I don’t think Monica is wrong on her gossip I just think with family all around and father George it was the wrong timing to be so confrontational.

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Girlwithdiamondearrings October 19, 2023 - 9:29 am

Monica and her mother’s performance at Angie’s house was so tacky and gross, Especially in front of the children. Then Monica pouting on the couch and making a big scene leaving. Saying she didnt want to be like her mom, but pulled her children from and even with them asking “what about the easter egg hunt”… she needs a LOT of therapy.

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L G October 19, 2023 - 4:16 pm

Desperate housewives from SLC don’t have friends in the secret service. She keeps her male “friends” in the family, anyway.
I suspect she may actually be a pathological liar.

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Michelle Morrow October 19, 2023 - 1:58 pm

I loved The greek Easter celebration it was gorgeous. I think Monica should have respected that and shut up. I don’t think Monica is wrong on her gossip I just think with family all around and father George it was the wrong timing to be so confrontational.

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L G October 19, 2023 - 4:16 pm

Desperate housewives from SLC don’t have friends in the secret service. She keeps her male “friends” in the family, anyway.
I suspect she may actually be a pathological liar.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane October 19, 2023 - 6:16 pm

Wasn’t there a Salt Lake recap article? Why can’t I find it?? i need help.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane October 20, 2023 - 12:14 pm

Thank you so much! I don’t know why I couldn’t find it!!!

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L G October 20, 2023 - 4:05 pm

I’ve had that problem. My solution is to go to the bottom of the home page to where they list all the shows, and click on the show you want. That brings all the articles up.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane October 23, 2023 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for that tip too!! ????

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