RHOSLC's Season Finale Reveals a Secret So Shocking Your Jaw Will Drop

One Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star's shocking past came back to haunt them as costar Heather Gay made a bombshell revelation on the Bravo series' season four finale Jan. 2.

By Brett Malec Jan 03, 2024 2:00 AMTags
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This Bravo bombshell will send a chill down your spine.

One Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member's shocking past came back to haunt them on the series' explosive season four finale.

As teased all season long, Heather Gay received shocking information about one of her costars during the group trip in Bermuda, uncovering the secrets that season four newbie and fast fan-favorite Monica Garcia tried to keep close to her (puffer) vest.

"Monica is not who she says she is," Heather revealed to Whitney Rose, Lisa Barlow and Meredith Marks during the Jan. 2 episode. "She's not our friend. She's someone that has schemed and worked to infiltrate our friend group. And the name that you all know her as, the woman whose birthday was celebrated, who we've been trying to champion and support and defend is Reality Von (Tea)se."

Heather went on to explain how Monica was actually behind the social media account that previously targeted former RHOSLC star Jen Shah and played a part in exposing the nationwide telemarketing scheme that sent her to prison for fraud.

"Reality Von (Tea)se was an Instagram account that was created over three years ago and was dedicated to annihilating and exposing Jen Shah," Heather recounted in a confessional. "But it quickly expanded to troll all of us. Me, Meredith, Whitney, Lisa. These were character assassinations, but we never knew who it was." 

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According to Heather, her suspicions about Monica were confirmed by Monica's former best friend Tenesha, who styles Heather's hair.

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"She had a crisis of conscience and came clean," the Bad Mormon author continued. "Within minutes, my phone was flooded with screen shots, text messages, audio recordings, videos, photos, DMs. Volumes of evidence exposing Monica. I was devastated."

After revealing the news to her costars, Heather confronted Monica during their final dinner on the island.

"I know who you really are, and who you really are is the cyber-bully, internet troll Reality Von Tease," she announced. "You have been tweeting and undermining and bullying all of us for four years."

Monica's response to being exposed?

"That's not true—entirely," she admitted, adding the revelation was at least "part true."

Monica's confession sent the cast into a furious frenzy of fighting as everyone felt betrayed by their former friend, who also admitted to leaking videos of Jen when she temporarily worked as her assistant.

Lisa shot back, "What are you gonna video all of us and post it online when you're pissed at us? F--k that! You're a f--king loser."

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However, Monica attempted to explain herself afterwards.

"Reality Von Tease was never just one person," she shared in a confessional. "It wasn't just me, there were several other humans involved. But, bottom line, my mission was to take down Jen. The other women were just collateral damage."

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But no explanation could repair Monica's relationship with the other women and she was outcast from the friend group.

"I, more than anyone, know nothing stays in the dark and everything comes to light," she reflected in her final confessional. "I knew that this information would come out. Even Gossip Girl couldn't stay Gossip Girl forever."

See Monica come face-to-face with the other cast members when RHOSLC's season four reunion kicks off Jan. 9 on Bravo.

And keep reading to see where Monica ranks among every Real Housewife ever.

152-155. The Real Housewives of D.C.

Bravo's ill-fated attempt at highlighting our nation's capital brought together four women so forgettable you'd be forgiven for erasing them from your memory—though their names are Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Cat Ommanney and Stacie Scott Turner—and one so desperate for fame that she gate-crashed a party at the White House. More on her later.

151. Kimberly Bryant, The Real Housewives of Orange County


150. Tammy Knickerbocker, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Vaguely familiar, but...

149. DeShawn Snow, The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Once upon a time, DeShawn starred on the same TV show as NeNe Leakes. Surprising, we know.

148. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, The Real Housewives of Orange County

This one-season Housewife brought nothing to the Orange County table.

147. Jennie Nguyen, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

Utah's newest season two Housewife went out with a bang (and not in a good way). In January 2022, Jennie was fired after "offensive" and racially insensitive old Facebook posts resurfaced online. Jennie later apologized but the damage was done.

146. Quinn Fry, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Her defining trait was "cougar."

145. Jen Armstrong, The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Orange County doctor was never a source of drama during season 16 and her brief marriage troubles with eternally shirtless husband Ryne (or Ryan?) were less than riveting. However, we will never forget Dr. Jen getting absolutely wasted on wine during the Dubrows' insanely awkward—yet wildly entertaining—dinner party.

144: Annemarie Wiley, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The nurse anesthetist's flop first season can be summed up in one cringe-worthy word we hope we never hear again: Esophagus-gate

143. Katie Rost, The Real Housewives of Potomac

Katie loved to talk about her charity work, but...didn't do much else on screen. She was one and done, only to come back and not contribute much as a friend. Leaving the cast trip early? A Housewives no-no.

142. Charrisse Jackson Jordan, The Real Housewives of Potomac

Her marriage problems were on full display the two seasons she was a full-time Housewife...that and her champagne room are the two memorable things about Charrisse.

141. Shamari DeVoe, The Real Housewives of Atlanta

A one-and-done Housewife, Shamari was at least fun?

140. Peggy Sulahian, The Real Housewives of Orange County

While it was nice to see some diversity in the lily-white O.C., Peggy ultimately proved to be a frustrating presence in season 12. The fights she chose to pick were bizarre, and often involving someone using a word she simply didn't understand, and her decision to simply hide out in her room for an entire day during the trip to Iceland proved that she wasn't really cut out for this Real Housewives life.

139. Nneka Ihim, The Real Housewives of Potomac

Instead of bonding with fellow Nigerian costar Wendy Osefo during season eight, Nneka's first season storyline centered entirely around her allegedly accusing Wendy's mom of being a witch (yes, seriously). We wish we could have seen the two bond over their shared culture rather than fighting with no resolve.

138. Noella Bergener, The Real Housewives of Orange County

Noella spun through season 16 like a tornado of frantic energy. While her personal struggles were somewhat compelling (her husband James up and left the country and asked for a divorce right before filming started), it was her constant drama with queen bee Heather Dubrow that helped her not land completely at the bottom of the list. Maybe with more time and another season, we'll warm up to Mrs. Bergener.

137. Siggy Flicker, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

From peacekeeper in her first season to unrelenting complaints about a thrown cake and unfounded claims of anti-Semitism in her second (and last) season, we're not sure we've ever seen a quicker Real Housewives fall from grace than this one.

136. Eva Marcille, RHOA

The America's Next Top Model veteran picked up a peach for seasons 11 and 12, but never really made an impression in the world of RHOA, aside from being pregnant for what felt like her entire tenure. Points for that epic read of Marlo Hampton while in Tokyo, though.

135. Karent Sierra, The Real Housewives of Miami

All we remember about Karent is that she was a dentist and none of her co-stars seemed to like her at all. Next!

134. Cristy Rice,The Real Housewives of Miami

This was a real person with a show on Bravo. We promise.

133. Jules Wainstein, The Real Housewives of New York City

As one of RHONY's more recent one-and-dones, Jules' tenure was too brief to rank any higher. However, she sure did deliver her fair share of drama. 

131-132. Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano, RHONJ

So unnecessary they couldn't even get individual taglines.

130. Amber Marchese, RHONJ

Everything Amber and her husband Jim did seemed to reek of desperation. Plus, he was involved in more of the drama than she was. Not a good look.

129. Nina Ali, The Real Housewives of Dubai

Much like co-star Sara Al Madani, Nina exemplified a multidimensional, successful Arab woman who is blending modern life with centuries-old cultural traditions. She avoided most of the season one drama and was sometimes overshadowed by her co-stars' bigger, louder personalities.

128. Sara Al Madani, The Real Housewives of Dubai

Sara's positive, enlightened outlook on life was certainly pleasant, but didn't provide for much drama (besides that one time she offered co-star Caroline Brooks some not-so-well received parenting advice). However, the tech entrepreneur shattered stereotypes of what it means to be a modern Muslim woman in the Middle East and for that we applaud her. 

126-127. Rachel Fuda & Danielle Cabral, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

RHONJ's season 13 newbies certainly fit the mold of your typical Garden State Housewife and quickly found themselves in a season-long fight over literally nothing that Andy Cohen deemed pointless at the reunion. We'd love to see both return for season 14 for a chance to move up even higher on the list after an entertaining first go-around.

125. Larsa Pippen, The Real Housewives of Miami

Larsa didn't make a big impression on season one before leaving the series. When Peacock revived RHOM for season four in 2021, her whole storyline was about being the ex-BFF of Kim Kardashian. (and selling sexy feet pics on OnlyFans...)

124. Ana Quincoces, The Real Housewives of Miami

Ana followed up her one season as a Bravolebrity by competing on season 12 of Next Food Network Star in 2016. She didn't make it there, either.

123. Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Unfortunately, she was nothing more than a punching bag for Brandi Glanville. Plus, her tagline celebrating the icky notion that you can never be too skinny was gross.

122. Cindy Barshop, The Real Housewives of New York City

Cindy was supposed to be the new Bethenny Frankel. Cindy was no Bethenny Frankel.

121. Caroline Brooks, The Real Housewives of Dubai

Brooks' gift to season one of RHODubai was a cameo from Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Phaedra Parks, who popped up on one episode to get all the tea on the co-stars' drama. However, Brooks did cause a lot of unnecessary drama during season one (much of which occurred while she was a little too tipsy).

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