RHOSLC Mary Cosby's 'real reason' for skipping the reunion – and why it could get her fired

RHOSLC Mary Cosby's 'real reason' for skipping the reunion – and why it could get her fired

REAL Housewives of Salt Lake City's Mary Cosby did not attend the season three reunion because she was reportedly scared to face the music over her many controversies.

Mary's absence came after she was also accused of racist behavior, "running a cult" and "encouraging suicide" to a fan just last week.

An insider claimed Mary, 49, was missing from the reunion and completely bailed because she “did not want to confront the controversy surrounding her this season.”

“She was terrified of getting grilled about her ‘racist’ comments made toward Jennie [Nguyen] and Jen [Shah]," the insider told Page Six.

"She also did not want to discuss the accusations that she runs a cult."

Her no-show means she could be fired from the Bravo series.

“Skipping out on the reunion is a big no-no for ‘Housewives,” the insider added.

“This was the kiss of death for Mary. She hardly has any alliances left in the cast, who hoped she would have shown up to the reunion to take accountability for her behavior and the allegations about her church.”

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Mary has been surrounded in scandal since mid-September of last year when she was accused of running an alleged cult by her former Faith temple members instilling fear in anyone who attempted to leave.

The insider speculated: "Yes, this pretty much secures the chance that Mary will be fired from the show.

"You don't pull moves like this, we've seen what happens when people do and she was already in hot water."

The highly-anticipated reunion for season two of RHOSLC filmed on Thursday, January 6 with producer and host, Andy Cohen, leading the charge.

While Mary did not attend, Andy, 53, did get into the drama with the rest of the show's cast – Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose and Jennie Nguyen.

The Sun has reached out to Bravo, who declined to comment, while Mary's representative has not gotten back at this time.

However, Bravo boss Andy did confirm on his Instagram Story on Friday that the controversial Housewife was not present at the reunion.

Back in September 2021, The Daily Beast reported former church members claimed Mary operated the church like a "cult" telling them they will be "condemned to hell" if they don't listen to her.

Mary took over the reigns at the church in 1997 after her grandmother Rosemary "Mama" Redmon Cosby passed away.

She married her widowed step-grandfather, Bishop Robert Cosby, shortly after her grandmother's death, which she previously claimed was the only way to keep the church in the family.

The mother of one then said to producers in a confessional: "Basically, my grandmother passed everything on to me – literally – and she also wanted me to marry her second husband, which was my step-grandfather."

However, her commanding position at the church has stirred some trouble among former members who claimed she had transformed the religious sanctuary into a cult.

The members also alleged she refered to herself as "God," encouraged members to work for free or minimum wage at the family's numerous businesses, berated church-goers from the podium, and forbade anyone to leave for another church or they would be "condemned to hell."

One former church member who spoke to the publication said Mary "brainwashed" those in the congregation "on the regular."

The Sun reached out to Mary Crosby's rep, but they declined to comment.

Mary denied claims she's running a cult, defending herself to Entertainment Tonight and said: "Clearly, I’m not gonna get on national television, be a Housewife and be in a cult."

More recently, Mary was accused of "encouraging suicide" as she told angry fans to "jump" after she was slammed for "mocking an accent."

During the January 2 episode of RHOSLC, Mary came under fire for racially insensitive comments about co-star Jennie’s facial features in a previous episode.

Mary was accused of discussing Jennie’s “slanted eyes” and calling her skin tone “yellow” while she was also slammed for mocking a Vietnamese accent.

Jennie, 44, confronted Mary during the episode as she explained: "You're an adult, take some responsibility. Right now, there is a lot of Asian hate. Take responsibility for your words."

Mary eventually apologized and said: "I will never walk down that road. I apologize." 

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