AceShowbiz - Mary Cosby's absence in this year's reunion for "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" apparently left a foul taste in Andy Cohen's mouth. The executive producer of the Bravo reality show addressed Mary's decision to skip the reunion filming on "Radio Andy".
"As you heard, Mary Cosby did not come, which was very disappointing to me," Andy said in an episode of his radio show. When asked if he was stood-up by Mary, Andy explained that he actually had "a sense" that she would not be coming to the taping.
Andy shared, "I spoke to her on New Year's Eve a few hours before I went on the air. We had a long talk and…it's her story to tell, but I got the sense that she was not finding gratitude in being on the show anymore."
He went on to say, "And this is what I dislike about people not showing up to the reunion, you allow the others to control your narrative as your last gesture. You know, I would much rather hear from her."
The episode saw Andy acknowledging that 49-year-old reality TV star "was a big part of the success of this show!" He also talked about the possibility of Mary not returning for another season of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City".
"If she doesn't want to come back to the show, that's one thing," he said. "But I would have liked for her to come back to the reunion, have her say, and leave with her head held high, and then make the decision [to return or not]."
Prior to this, it was reported that Mary bailed on the reunion filming, which took place on January 6, because she was scared of being grilled over her controversies. "Mary did not attend the reunion," a source close to production spilled. The source added that she "did not want to confront the controversy surrounding her this season."
The 49-year-old star was allegedly "terrified of getting grilled about her 'racist' comments made toward [Jennie Nguyen] and [Jen Shah]. She also did not want to discuss the accusations that she runs a cult."
The insider also hinted that her absence might get her fired from the show. "Skipping out on the reunion is a big no-no for 'Housewives' ", the insider shared.