Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Mary Cosby chose to skip out on the show’s 2nd season reunion which disappointed Executive Producer Andy Cohen. On his Sirius show Radio Andy he said, “As you’ve heard, Mary M. Cosby did not come [to the reunion], which was very disappointing to me.” He referred to her decision not to show up as her “final act as a Housewife.”
When Cohen’s co-host asked if she gave a heads up, he said “I had a sense [Cosby was not coming to the reunion], I spoke to her on New Year’s Eve, a few hours before I went on the air, we had a long talk,” Cohen added. “And it’s her story to tell, but I got the sense that she was not finding gratitude on being on the show anymore.” He went on to say that he dislikes when Housewives choose not to show up to reunions saying, “you allow the others to control your narrative as your last gesture. I would much rather hear from her.”
Cosby’s influence on the series, Cohen said was that she was “integral part of the show” and a “big part of the success. So if she doesn’t want to come back to the show, that’s one thing. 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,” Cohen continued. “That was my hope. There was there was a lot of talk of her, as you can imagine, and the reunion was excellent despite her absence. I will say that.”
Cosby herself shared some not so subliminal messages throwing jabs at the show as well posting things like “Food For Thought! * Only The Toxic Reality TV Shows* #thingsthatmatter Love you All! Trust The process!!” She quoted psychiatrist Dr. Marcia Sirota who said that “TV-watching lowers IQ. And it increases rudeness too.” A second slidesaid “reality shows have a negative impact on our children in more ways than one.” The article concludes children can “confuse reality TV with the real world.”
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Ouch. But love her or hate her, Mary Cosby ws genuinely herself on that show and is going to be hard to replace.