RHOSL: Mary Cosby married her late grandma’s husband, but it’s fine

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY, Mary Cosby (Photo by: Chad Kirkland/Bravo)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY, Mary Cosby (Photo by: Chad Kirkland/Bravo) /

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast has a lot of stories to tell but is Mary Cosby’s story perhaps the strangest of them all?

Ahead of the premiere of the newest franchise, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, we tried to find out the details of why Mary Cosby married her late grandmother’s husband.  When you first hear this fun fact, it might sound a little weird.  Just kidding, obviously, it sounds weird because it is weird.  But Mary had a good reason – her family fortune!

Back during BravoCon in Nov. 2019, Andy Cohen noted that they picked cities that were different and had something unique to offer viewers, such as Salt Lake City.  “We’ve always tried to choose cities that have completely unique personalities and we also try to throw a little curveball now and then, pick somewhere that you maybe weren’t expecting,” according to Bravo’s Daily Dish.  Mary marrying her grandfather?  Check!

Mary’s Instagram is a feast for the eyes in itself, full of layered on filters and blurring, lots of slow-motion videos that could have been a photo.  But what Mary lacks in ‘gramming skills, she makes up for in fun facts.  “With a penchant for God, couture and only the finest champagne, Mary Cosby is a Pentecostal First Lady,” according to her official biography on BravoTV.com.

Her bio goes on to explain that in order to take over her family’s business empire of restaurants, churches, and other ventures, she had to marry her late grandmother’s second husband, Robert Cosby Sr.  They married 20 years ago and had a son together.  Mary commented that this part of her past has always made her a little guarded, which didn’t sit well with the ladies.

There were whispers that Mary was somehow involved in her grandmother’s death, but we doubt that.  The rest of the story is weird enough without any of those rumors!

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Mary says she is tiny but mighty and has a penchant for nice things, just like any good housewife does.  It isn’t clear yet if Mary was friends with any of these ladies before filming or not, but we can’t wait to see their reactions to her.  If they are anything like the reactions on Twitter, this is going to be good, ladies!

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is on Bravo every Wednesday at 10 PM.