RECAP: Heather Gay GOES OFF on Monica Garcia During Explosive ‘RHOSLC’ Finale: ‘Pack Your Bags and Go!’
The season finale of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City turned out to be a monumental episode, especially with the dramatic revelation involving the newest cast member, Monica Garcia. The tension that had been brewing for months came to a head during a group vacation in the Bahamas, celebrating Monica’s birthday.
The episode took a turn when Heather Gay received a shocking phone call. Audibly distressed, she exclaimed, “What did you find out? Are you kidding me right now?! Shut the f–k up. I’m trembling. I cannot believe it’s her. How could she do this to us? I’m freaking the f–k out. I’m freaking the f–k out.” This led to an urgent private meeting with fellow OGs Meredith Marks, Lisa Barlow, and Whitney Rose, where Heather disclosed her startling discovery.
“There’s something I need to tell you guys and it’s big and it’s not good. You know we’ve come a long way, us four, we have. And Monica is not who she says she is,” Heather revealed to the group. “She’s not our friend. She’s someone that has schemed and worked to infiltrate our friend group and the name you all know her as, the woman whose birthday we celebrated, who we’ve been trying to support and defend, is Reality Von Tease.”
Reality Von Tease, an Instagram account known for gossip about the RHOSLC cast and particularly targeting Jen Shah, was linked to Monica. Heather explained how the page evolved from focusing on Jen to targeting all cast members with character assassinations.
Heather Gay’s suspicions about Monica were further fueled when her business partner found out that someone named Monica with the same birthday owed a significant amount of money to Beauty Lab. After a recent blowup on the show, involving DMs with gossip about the cast, Heather reached out to Tenesha, a hairstylist and friend of Monica, who confessed that Monica was indeed Reality Von Tease.
Furious, Heather Gay shared the evidence with the group, accusing Monica of being behind harmful secrets shared about them, which deeply affected their lives. Meredith also expressed her anger, saying, “I am freaking out. I am so tired of people trying to hurt us. This is so f–ked up.”
A plan was made to confront Monica at dinner. Heather began the confrontation with, “The real Monica is someone who really doesn’t want to be our friend, that wants to profit from our lives and our pain.” She then accused Monica of being the notorious cyberbully, Reality Von Tease.
Despite initial denials from Monica, Heather persisted, saying, “You are an internet troll, you are a cyberbully, you’ve been tweeting, undermining and bullying all of us for four years. I have the facts to prove it.” The tension escalated with Lisa accusing Monica of “doing drive-bys” of Jen Shah’s home, leading to a heated exchange.
Monica admitted that Reality Von Tease was not just one person and primarily aimed to target Jen Shah, seeing the other women as “collateral damage.” She insisted she never posted about the others, only focusing on Jen.
The confrontation reached a boiling point when Lisa shouted, “You have run an account that has bullied us for years!” Heather then emphasized their past experiences with Jen Shah and how they wouldn’t tolerate such deceit again.
In her confessional, Monica defended the existence of Reality Von Tease, arguing that exposing scams was more important than running a gossip account. She hinted at more revelations to come in the reunion.
The episode concluded with a teaser for the reunion, showing Andy Cohen questioning Monica and her pulling out a “Burn Book,” much to the other women’s dismay.
After the episode, Jen Shah, currently in prison, reacted to the black eye allegation on her Instagram Story, denying any involvement and criticizing the show for focusing on her.
The 3-part reunion is set to reveal more, starting next Tuesday on Bravo.
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.