The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Star Meredith Marks accepted a snowflake necklace as a gift from Jen Shah despite claiming she didn’t feel comfortable attending a dinner party if her co-star paid for it. Marks spoke about it recently, insisting that his lawyer is currently in possession of the gift.
‘RHOSLC’ star Meredith Marks says her lawyer has custody of Jen Shah’s snowflake necklace
During a January 2022 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenMeredith Marks answered a fan question that questioned why she accepted a gift from Jen Shah when she was worried about attending a dinner party potentially paid for by her co-star.
The jewelry designer called the situation a “big deal” for her and said the gift “surprised” her. “Extremely concerned” about what to do, Marks said she called a lawyer immediately after returning from the trip and handed it over to him.
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According to the Chicago native, if Shah is found guilty of her pending charges, her lawyer will give the necklace to the government for restitution.
However, if her co-star is innocent, Marks noted that she would then reevaluate their friendship and if she was moved to a place where she would feel comfortable accepting the gift.
Marks previously said she wanted nothing to do with Shah
After The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 1 ended, Marks got mad at Shah for liking derogatory tweets about his son, Brooks Marks. She ended up meeting with the fashion designer to apologize.
It seemed just as well until Shah was arrested for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and telemarketing money laundering. Following news of the indictment, Marks noted that she couldn’t be the friend Shah needed right now and asked others not to invite them both to the same events.
Either way, they kept doing it, and Marks attended a Mother’s Day holiday weekend, paid for by the husbands, alongside Shah. Ahead of her planned Cinco De Mayo-themed dinner, the famous jewelry designer privately told Whitney Rose that she didn’t feel comfortable attending if Shah paid for it.
She went anyway and Shah gave the ladies a snowflake necklace as a gift. Chosen several weeks ago when she and her former assistant, now co-defendant Stuart Smith, went shopping for the perfect gift for the group, and they decided to do it because each snowflake is unique. Many fans noticed that Marks accepted the jewelry despite his initial apprehensions about attending the dinner.
A few ‘RHOSLC’ castmates wondered if Marks had anything to do with Shah’s arrest
When Shah was first arrested, Mary Cosby and Marks were not in the van as they decided to meet the ladies in Zion.
After Lisa Barlow told the ladies about a conversation she had with Cosby in which the pastor claimed they would go to jail if they ‘dirty’ his church, Rose and Heather Gay wondered if the two had something something to do with Shah’s indictment.
The line of questions ranged from who informed the FBI of their location to Marks who may have lied about attending his father’s memorial to help the police catch Shah. The Chicago native took offense to the speculation, which led her to lash out at the ladies early in the morning.
Plus, all the confusion took a toll on Marks and Barlow’s longtime friendship, especially as it resulted in a memorable hot mic rant that could affect their relationship for good. Part 1 of the RHOSLC The season 2 finale will air on February 27.
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