Since the season three trailer for the Bravo series was released earlier this year, viewers have been wondering: who or what gave Heather Gay a black eye? On the show’s December 21 episode, the reality star revealed more details about what happened, as well as the reasons why she is withholding information.
“I didn’t say I don’t remember how it happened,” she admitted. “What I meant was, I’m not going to discuss it any further. It’s the club’s first rule in every fight.”
Heather maintains throughout the show that she has no recollection of what happened the night before. After a night of celebrating Marilyn Monroe at dinner and the clubs, several cast members retired to Heather’s hotel room for some after-hours revelry, as captured on security camera footage.
I don’t want to cause any trouble,” she says to her co-star Jen Shah the morning after the incident. However, as the cast members gather for their day in San Diego, Heather drops a hint that some of them might know more than they’re letting on “What transpired is probably common knowledge. I just don’t think we want to bring it up.”
Heather says to Lisa Barlow, “Well, maybe somebody did, and they don’t want to talk about it.” The Bravo star doesn’t want the news of her eye to dampen their spirits, so she quickly brushes it under the table.
During a roller skating outing with Lisa and Danna Bui-friend, Negrete’s Whitney Rose reveals that she suspects Jen of being the culpable party and that Heather is keeping her guilt a secret to avoid affecting her ongoing legal troubles. Before Jen entered her guilty plea on July 11 in her federal fraud case, the season was filmed.
Heather’s Black Eye Storyline Was Criticized By RHOSLC Viewers For Being Too Drawn Out
Heather revealed her black eye to the other ladies of RHOSLC in episode 12 of season 3 but refused to discuss it. She repeatedly pretended that she was either unable to or unwilling to recall the incident in question. While she was talking about it, she would abruptly change the subject.
The fact that the truth wasn’t revealed in episode 12 also frustrated viewers. Heather was criticized by viewers who felt she was milking the black eye storyline for all it was worth.
It has also been speculated by fans that Jen Shah hit Heather. Viewers had already seen Heather and Jen’s “toxic” friendship and the lengths to which Heather would go in an effort to salvage her relationship with Jen.
Fan theories suggested that Jen had hurt Heather and that she was now trying to hide it. In fact, Heather’s first phone call after getting a black eye was to Jen, who she asked to create a cover story.
Jen listed several possible causes, such as spiders laying eggs on eyeballs and peanut allergies. The two of them settled on Heather’s insouciance or forgetfulness as the cover story.
Episode 12 ended with the producer pressing Heather on whether or not she truly didn’t remember what had transpired. The star of “Real Housewives of Orange County” responded:
Who Is Heather On Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City?
Heather Gay, who was born on June 29, 1982, is an actress and reality TV star (RHOSLC). She is known for her role on RHOSLC, but she also runs a thriving medical spa under the name Beauty Lab + Laser.
Her medspa advertises itself as the go-to place for a variety of aesthetic medical services, including lip injections, skincare, and even weight loss.
Beauty + Laser was founded by Heather and her business partner, Andrea Robinson. The star was raised in a strict Mormon household and has been happily married for 11 years, according to Bravo TV.
Since her divorce, she has distanced herself from the church and now calls herself a “good Mormon gone bad.”She has appeared in all three seasons of the popular show and considers herself to be at the center of the action.
She told In the Know that she had watched the show from the beginning and that she felt like “we have been in turbo years” before the release of season 3 in September of 2022.
What Happened To Heather?
Fans’ nerves have been on edge ever since it was shown that Heather had a black eye. Some viewers of the Real Housewives of New Jersey think Whitney Rose’s injury is related to the fact that she and the Real Housewife have been at odds with each other for the entirety of Season 3.
After the cast’s trip to Arizona, viewers noticed that things weren’t the same between the cousins. Whitney had previously asserted that Heather was aware of a rumor that Lisa Barlow had used sexual favors to acquire basketball tickets. Heather, however, said she was unaware of the rumor.
Heather Has A Black Eye, But You Haven’t Heard Anything About It, Have You?
Since the RHOSLC mid-season trailer debuted in November 2022, Bravo has been teasing Heather Gay’s black eye plot. Moreover, in episode 11 of season 3, viewers saw Heather’s brief conversation with Meredith Marks, with the expectation that she would reveal all.
Near the end of the episode, Heather sent Meredith a text inviting her to her room. And as Heather, wearing black sunglasses, sat down, Jen Shah entered looking worried. Heather took off her sunglasses to explain to Meredith why she had a black eye and bruises on her arm.
While she hinted at the episode’s conclusion, she refrained from outright revealing what had transpired. Some viewers still think Heather was attacked after seeing the clip, while others think she hurt herself in a drunk driving accident.
Someone on Twitter speculated that Heather’s black eye was caused by a fall down the stairs while she was drunk, but that Bravo was trying to make it seem as though Whitney had decked her.
Another user commented, “It looks like Heather drunkenly fell and injured herself; why are the producers amplifying and dragging this out?”
Heather had a strong religious upbringing and continued to live her life accordingly. She completed her education at BYU, served a mission in France, and then wed into the Mormon temple’s royal family.