Meredith, 50, told Page Six that despite knowing Lisa for a long time, she was never comfortable sharing personal info with her. “There were red flags. There were reasons I was concerned about confiding in her. Some of which I think you see, and some of which you don’t.” Marks added that the way Lisa spoke about other people is what put her on edge. The Salt Lake City housewife said what really ended their friendship was Lisa’s rant against her and her family.
Barlow, 47, had called Meredith a “whore” who slept with half of NewYork and also accused Meredith’s husband, Seth Marks, of not having a good career and then of being a f**** family that poses. Marks reflected during the recent interview and said, “I still don’t really — from that moment, seeing that played back — understand what could’ve happened that would justify that kind of behavior to spew hate and lies about me.”Meredith also demanded fans stop defending Lisa’s rant as a “hot mic rant.” She said, “Let’s clarify that it was not a hot mic. We saw her remove her microphone. So I don’t know why everyone keeps going there with it. I would also call it a childish tantrum rather than a rant.”
Lisa apologized for her rant during last season’s reunion and Marks admitted that she had no choice but to forgive the Vida Tequila owner, but she doesn’t know where their relationship will go from here. “The question always is, ‘How do you move forward from there?’ If you don’t have an understanding of why someone behaves the way they do that’s hurtful to you, you can’t have any assurance that it’s not going to happen again. And it makes it very, very complex and difficult to move forward in any capacity beyond just a total surface-level relationship.” During season 3 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Meredith makes friends with Jen Shah and opens up about rumors she had heard about Lisa Barlow’s marriage and business.
In the new season’s sneak peek, the jewelry designer tells Shah, 48, “I said there are rumors. I don’t know if they’re true or false. Maybe there’s a deeper problem.” Marks spoke about the upcoming scene during her recent interview. “That was me trying to explore if there was some reason that Lisa treated me the way she did so that I could understand it and move forward. I said I don’t know if they’re true or false and … that’s not the point,” she said. Meredith finished by saying that they were just rumors and it wasn’t a big deal that she was talking about them because they were already out there.