Whitney Rose recently took to social media to call out The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City co-star Lisa Barlow. Whitney believes that Lisa’s behavior towards her has been unkind and hypocritical. Whitney and Lisa’s friendship has always seemed to be a rocky one, and the drama between the two has recently become explosive.
During The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 1, Whitney and Lisa’s relationship was a tense one. When Whitney brought up the fact that she had run out of the tequila Lisa provided for a party of Whitney’s, Lisa quickly became defensive. More fuel was thrown into the fire when Whitney told co-star Jen Shah that Lisa had been speaking about Jen’s marriage behind her back, and the season 1 drama between Whitney and Lisa finally came to a head during the reunion when Whitney expressed that Lisa’s attitude toward her had been condescending. Their issues with one another carried over into RHOSLC season 2 and reached a critical point when Whitney discovered that she is distant cousins with Angie Harrington, an allegedly close friend of Lisa’s. At one point, Lisa told Angie that she would “never control who people are friends with,” but Lisa asked Angie not to acknowledge Whitney as her family over text and later went so far as to call the two “inbred polygamy cousins.” During a confrontation at a casino event, Angie began to suspect that the catering had been sabotaged by Lisa and claimed that other people suspected the same. Lisa denied the claims that she had anything to do with the catering mishap.
As The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City season 2 episode 4 aired, Whitney began sharing videos of the confrontation involving her, Angie and Lisa. In a clip where Lisa expresses discomfort with the fact that Angie is related to Whitney, almost as though it were something Angie was capable of changing, Whitney tweeted, “Oh yes yes…I have heard it before…Anyone else sensing the hypocrisy???“ Whitney continued to criticize Lisa’s behavior by once again labeling it as hypocritical, tweeting, “Oh the hypocrisy,“ along with a video of Lisa claiming that her friendships with Meredith and Jen was not Angie’s business. In addition to calling Lisa hypocritical, Whitney shared a screenshot in which Lisa referred to Whitney as “trash” and addressed Lisa, saying, “Me telling you that I am hurt by the name calling, talking behind my back and trying to get me kicked out of the group is not a character assassination…THIS HOWEVER IS A CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.” In another post, Whitney brought up Lisa’s condescension towards her, saying, “Not only in her eyes am I not worthy of being in her circle but now I am not even worthy of being a human???” in reference to a clip in which Lisa referring to Whitney as “this” rather than using a personal pronoun.
Whitney’s criticisms of Lisa regarding the confrontation between the three did not conclude there. Whitney tweeted several additional comments about Lisa and also quote-tweeted photos of herself and Angie, saying that she is “happy to claim” all of her family members. Whitney continued, calling the entire ordeal “exhausting” and expressing relief in the fact that Lisa admitted to sending the text messages about Whitney to Angie, saying, “OMG FINALLY…She admits it. It’s not to me but I think for now I’ll take it because this is exhausting.” When one fan asked how Whitney felt about Lisa telling Angie not to acknowledge Whitney as being her cousin, she replied that while her feelings were hurt, “this is what I have been trying to say for 2 years, I am just satisfied that what has been done in the dark as come to the light.”
Regardless of what Lisa may say about the situation, it seems to be obvious that she and Whitney will not be making up anytime soon. Angie coming to the defense of her distant cousin Whitney instead of siding with Lisa proves that bonds made by blood are thicker than bonds made over a mutual love of fast food. Much like Jen, Lisa’s dishonesty and tendency to quickly become defensive rather than truly apologizing have been consistent throughout both RHOSLC season 1 as well as season 2. Denying accusations and causing a scene in an effort to avoid addressing any wrongdoing is a common theme with The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, and while Lisa and Jen seem to excel at the activity, Lisa may have made a mistake in doing so with Whitney, who came prepared with a near excess of receipts and a big family.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs Sundays at 9pm on Bravo.
Source: Whitney Rose/Twitter