Bravo hasn’t announced who will be in the cast of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” but that hasn’t stopped the speculation. And the Showbiz Cheat Sheet claims to have a complete list of cast members.
I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the list. I can’t vouch for Showbiz Cheat Cheat, which describes itself as “a pop media company dedicated to providing audiences the information they want in an entertaining way.”
About the only thing I can tell you is that some of these names have popped up on other lists that are making the rounds. And that some of them certainly sound plausible.
• Lisa Barlow, who owns and operates Vida Tequila. She and her husband, John, both attended Brigham Young University. They were introduced by Lisa’s sister, who served in the same Latter-day Saint mission as John.
• Heather Gay, who co-owns cosmetic medical practice Beauty Lab & Laser in Murray.
• Angie Harrington, who owns the “go-to luxury bodysuit brand” The Fashion Fuse. She’s married to Chris Harrington, CEO of sales software company XANT.AI; her ex-husband is former BYU quarterback Bret Engemann, whose sister, Shawn Southwick, is currently in the midst of a divorce from former TV host Larry King.
• Meredith Marks, a jewelry designer whose clients include Rihanna and Tinsley Mortimer (“Real Housewives of New York”); she owns Meredith Marks Boutique in Park City.
• Sara McArthur-Pierce is an interior designer/mental health advocate/life coach who owns Sara McArthur Design in American Fork.
• Whitney Rose owns the skincare products company Iris + Beau. She’s married to Justin Rose, the chief sales officer at LifeVantage. And LiveVantage is the jersey sponsor for Real Salt Lake.
• Jen Shah is the owner of marketing agency The Shah Squad. She’s married to former University of Utah football star Sharrieff Shah Sr., who is now the Utes’ cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator.
The only one of these women I’ve even met is Jen Shah. We were (briefly) neighbors and our sons played together 20ish years ago — and I thought she and her entire family were great people.
As for the others, well, newspaper reporters/TV critics don’t travel in the same circles as they do.
By the way, Bravo still hasn’t announced a premiere date for “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” — all we know is that it will debut sometime in 2020. And we won’t get an official cast list until shortly before the show begins airing.