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We Finally Know the Backstory of Heather Gay’s Black Eye

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member opened up on the mystery during Part 1 of the Season 3 reunion.

Heather Gay addressed one of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s biggest mysteries during Part 1 of the Season 3 reunion: the black eye she woke up with on the San Diego trip

The revelation came after reunion host Andy Cohen pointed out that Heather had previously made conflicting claims about the injury: “You didn’t know what happened, you knew what happened, everybody here knows what happened, some people here know what happened…”

So she set the record straight. “I blacked out,” Heather told Andy and her RHOSLC castmates. “I don’t know how it happened.”

Lisa Barlow then chimed in and said she wished Heather had just said that from the get-go. 

“I would’ve choked on the words, Lisa. It was humiliating,” Heather responded. “I don’t want to black out. I don’t want to get drunk and black out and have no memory of it. It was terrifying and it was humiliating.”

Reflecting on her decision to leave Mormonism, she explained that she has “a lot of Mormon shame about drinking.”

That, combined with waking up “in a very high-stress situation with so much shame and humiliation,” along with the fact that she couldn’t “hide” the black eye, forced Heather to deal with the injury in her own way, “which is just humor and [making] it go away.” 

“I certainly don’t want to implicate anyone here,” Heather added. “It’s my own guilt and shame about blacking out and not being able to explain it.”

Watch The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City on Bravo Wednesdays at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app

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