RHSLC Star Mary Cosby Reveals A Surprising Truth About Her Marriage

After months of speculation, the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is finally upon us in all its delightfully messy glory. The latest addition to the Bravo franchise, which started back in 2006 with Orange County, promises to be the most dramatic, must-watch series yet. The highly-anticipated premiere episode introduced viewers to the super-rich social group comprised of Lisa Barlow, Mary Cosby, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose and Jen Shah. But, as with all Real Housewives series, these ladies aren't exactly BFFs.

As People reports, the first signs of drama came when Barlow claimed she didn't remember attending school with Gay who, naturally, didn't take too kindly to being erased from her supposedly longtime friend's history. The two women eventually ended up at the same party, where they gave each other the cold shoulder. However, another confrontation turned heated as Cosby accused Shah of smelling like "hospital" after she'd been to visit her sick aunt. Clearly, this is a woman unafraid to speak her mind and, when it comes to Cosby's marriage, she's an open book.

Mary Cosby is proud of her unconventional marriage

During the season premiere, Cosby discussed her "arranged marriage" to her late grandmother's second husband, Robert Cosby Sr. As People reports, the reality star revealed on the show, "It was kind of in my grandma's will for us to marry." According to her hubby, his late wife wanted to ensure that he wouldn't be alone after she passed. Cosby Sr. recalled, "She said, 'If anything ever happens to me, Bobby, I want you to marry one of my girls because they'll look out for you.'"

The unconventional couple has been married for 21 years and share one child, a teenage boy. They see their situation as "blessed," with Cosby reasoning her haters will "get over it." The Real Housewives star is the first lady of their Pentecostal church, a position she also inherited from her grandmother. Cosby argued, "I don't like to be called a Pastor because that's like, an old lady." As Refinery 29 notes, the majority of her fellow cast-members are Mormon, as is common in Salt Lake City.