• Meredith Marks is a Housewife on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City
  • She is dealing with the messy aftermath of Jen Shah's arrest
  • Jen Shah was arrested for fraud and money laundering

Season 2 of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City was a doozy! Not only was Jen Shah literally arrested on camera by the feds for money laundering and fraud, but the ongoing drama surrounding another castmate, Mary Cosby, for running a cult sparked huge talks online. Insane, we know!

Meredith Marks said she needed to disengage

Meredith Marks has had enough of the ladies in SLC! The Housewife alum shared that the drama surrounding the explosive episode where viewers saw Jen Shah get tipped off she was about to be arrested by the federal police, was too much for her and she needed a break.

"It was a trying year, there were some pretty dark times," the reality star said to PageSix

Meredith Marks attends Real Housewives of Salt Lake City at Vulture Fest

Noting that she likes to "disengage", she revealed that she left Utah, and headed for France to enjoy lavender-lined hillsides and wine!

"So at the end of last winter, I left Utah. I didn't come back here for about five or six months," she said. 

The most hurtful thing Marks said she went through was not only the death of her father who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but also being blamed for Shah getting arrested.

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It's no secret that Marks was open about her suspicions surrounding Shah and her money. The immense opulence that Shah showed off raised a question mark above her head, as Shah's job versus her wealth never really lined up. However, Marks makes it clear she wasn't the one to tip off the FBI.

"If you guys think that I'm feeding evidence to the FBI, that's f---ng insane," she said on the show.

"I'm so flattered these women think I'm more powerful than the FBI, but I think they could find Jennifer Shah without me," she said in a confessional.

To PageSix, Marks said that following all those nasty allegations, she felt she really needed to step away. 

"I really needed time and space to process everything that had gone on — both within my family and my circle of friends, and how they handled what went on with my family," she said. 

The investigation with Jen Shah is still underway, and if convicted, she could spend up to 50 years in prison. Her trial will begin July 2022.