‘RHOSLC’ recap: Heather Gay finally shares the backstory behind her black eye

Heather Gay has finally revealed that she can’t remember how she got her infamous black eye because she was too drunk.

“I passed out,” the reality star, 40, said during the first part of the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion on Wednesday. “I don’t know how it happened.”

Gay’s admission came weeks after his co-stars and viewers speculated on dozens of theories about how Bravolebrity had a serious whim during a casting trip to San Diego.

“I woke up terrified. I had my phone plugged in, I was in my pajamas,” Gay explained, adding that she was “afraid” her co-stars would see it as an opportunity to “rewrite the narrative” if they knew she wasn’t s didn’t remember.

At the time the incident happened, Gay contradicted herself by saying she both remembered and didn’t – which left her co-stars and fans baffled.

Gay initially claimed she did and couldn’t remember how she got the minnow.


A screenshot of Heather Gay's black eye on "RHOSLC"

Gay initially claimed she did and couldn’t remember how she got the minnow.


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“I wish you had said that at the time because it caused so much damage,” added ‘RHOSLC’ star Lisa Barlow, adding that an “investigation has been launched” to determine how Gay was injured. .

Host Andy Cohen clarified that Bravo conducted an investigation, but they “found nothing and there was no additional footage”.

A photo of Meredith Marks and Heather Gay speaking on "RHOSLC"

Gay apologized for saying different things shortly after it all happened.


A photo of Heather Gay, Andy Cohen and Whitney Rose talking about the "RHOSLC" reunion

Gay apologized for saying different things shortly after it all happened.


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“When production came into my room, I told them, I said, ‘I have no idea, I have no memory,'” Gay said. “And then it got out of control after that, and I take full responsibility for that, and I’m so sorry. It’s terrifying.

The ‘Bad Mormon’ author got emotional and started crying as she explained she felt ‘Mormon shame’ at the ‘humiliating’ and ‘terrifying’ thought of passing out and waking up with one eye in her face. black butter and scratches all over her.

The ‘Bad Mormon’ author called it “terrifying” to wake up the next morning with your injuries.


A screenshot of Heather Gay's scratches on "HRSOLC"

The ‘Bad Mormon’ author called it “terrifying” to wake up the next morning with your injuries.


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“I know I passed out. I woke up in a very, very high stress situation with so much shame and humiliation,” Gay said.

“There was no way to hide it, and I went to my thing, which is just humor and make it go away, and it didn’t go away, but I sure don’t want to get anybody involved. be here, whoever is on the production – it’s my own guilt and shame that I lost consciousness and couldn’t explain it.

Gay also addressed a fan theory that Jen Shah ‘kicked’ her after drinking too much, which was fueled by the couple having a suspicious conversation the day after the incident.

A selfie of Jen Shah and Heather Gay

Gay added that while she would “cover up” for Shah, she “can’t speak” to the theories that Shah hurt her because of his blackout.


Gay added that while she would “cover up” for Shah, she “can’t talk” about the theories that Shah hurt her because of his blackout.


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Jen Shah, Heather Gay and Sharrieff Shah seated and talking on “RHOSLC”

Gay added that while she would “cover up” for Shah, she “can’t talk” about the theories that Shah hurt her because of his blackout.


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“I trusted her the most to come up with a cover story when you pass out and have a black eye,” Gay explained in response to why she spoke to Shah, 49, the next day. .

“If I knew Jen did that I would cover it up, but that wasn’t my intention – I was passed out.”

The mother-of-three clarified that the last thing she remembered from the Marilyn Monroe-themed party was “boob jokes” with Shah, going to her bedroom and taking off her blonde wig.

Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, Andy Cohen, Whitney Rose, Lisa Barlow posing for a photo at the "RHOSLC" reunion
Gay also clarified that she didn’t remember anything after taking off her costume wig that night.
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“I don’t remember anything that I saw unfolding in the footage,” Gay said, referring to the filmed Shah, Meredith Marks and Angie Katsanevas entering his room just before 5 a.m.

Gay explained that she had hoped to hear or see something that would jog her memory but, sadly, she is still as in the dark as she was when she first got her black eye .

“I still don’t know how I got it,” Gay pointed out.
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“Anything could have happened, and I assumed when I was on a show with cameras and a cast that someone would give me the trigger that would call me back, and I still don’t know how I got it,” the Beauty Lab and the founder of Laser continued.

Cohen then turned to the rest of her castmates and asked their thoughts on what happened.

Heather Gay, Andy Cohen, Whitney Rose, Lisa Barlow Sitting On "RHOSLC" Reunion

The Gay co-stars also gave their thoughts on what they think happened.


The Gay co-stars also gave their thoughts on what they think happened.


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The Gay co-stars also gave their thoughts on what they think happened.


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Gay’s cousin and former best friend Whitney Rose – who previously denied causing the injury – said she believed Gay had an ‘accident’ while drunk or drunk. that Shah “hit her”.

Katsanevas, 48, agreed and claimed Shah was ‘at peace with herself’ the next day, which gave her a ‘very dark feeling that there was something they knew they weren’t. didn’t share with the rest of the group”.

Meanwhile Marks, 51, said she was ‘surprised’ when Gay told her she passed out because she ‘didn’t think anyone had that much to drink’.

Part 2 of the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” reunion airs Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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