‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’: Mary Cosby Reveals Why She’s Triggered by Lisa Barlow Wanting to ‘Google’ Her

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City fans have seen how upset Mary Cosby gets when someone says they have to “Google” what she says. But now, they have more understanding about why the phrase triggers the Bravo star. Cosby explains why she got so heated when Lisa Barlow said she had to “Google” her fact about champagne hardening ovaries in “A Wolf Pack of Secrets.”

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Season 2, Episode 8, “A Wolf Pack of Secrets.”] 

Mary Cosby from 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' in the 'WWHL' Club House
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Lisa Barlow tells Mary Cosby she has ‘to Google’ her champagne fact 

In the season 2 episode “Slippery Slope,” the RHOSLC cast goes snow tubing. On the way, the women pop champagne in a limo. “Just have sparkling water, [champagne] will freeze your ovaries,” Heather Gay says. 

“Harden, babe,” Cosby corrects her. “Mary, I need to Google that — is that real?” Lisa Barlow asks. 

“If I say something, it’s fact,” Cosby says, clapping her hands. “Everything I say, you gotta ‘Google it’? Don’t do that. Please don’t do that to me.”

Later, Barlow confronted Cosby about her outburst. Cosby accused the Vida Tequila owner of trying to belittle her and question things she says because she’s Black. 

Eventually, Cosby and Barlow move on. But the triggering comments resurface in “A Wolf Pack of Secrets.” 

‘RHOSLC’ star triggered by ‘Google’ comments because of the relationship she doesn’t have with her mom

Gay, Cosby, and Whitney Rose have lunch together in the latest episode of RHOSLC. After Cosby refuses raw salmon for fear of it coming back to life in her stomach and blesses Gay’s food, the trio gets into where Cosby stands with Barlow. “It triggered, and I didn’t really realize that was there until she said it again,” Cosby tells her friends. 

“Lisa, when you question me, it just triggers [me],” Cosby continues, tears in her eyes. “I lost someone over that. Don’t question what I’m saying.” 

Cosby reveals how her relationship with her mom, who she considered her best friend, shattered after her grandmother died. As Cosby explains, her mother wanted what she inherited. “She was next in line,” Cosby explains to cameras. But when Cosby married Robert Senior and took over the Faith Temple church instead, her mother cut her off. 

“I lost my mom because I knew I was right and I wasn’t backing down,” Cosby explains to Gay and Rose. “It was because she didn’t believe what I said,” she elaborates to cameras. When people say they have to “Google” what she says, it takes Cosby “back to that wound.” 

Mary Cosby is married to her step-grandfather Robert Senior

As revealed in the first season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Cosby is the “First Lady” of the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. She assumed that title when her grandmother, Rosemary Redmon Cosby, died of a heart attack in 1997. 

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As outlined in her grandmother’s will, Cosby was to marry Robert Senior, her grandmother’s second husband. In doing so, Cosby was entitled to the family’s million-dollar fortune, too. 

“Don’t think it wasn’t weird because it was,” Cosby says in RHOSLC Season 1. “But I did it because I trusted my grandmother and I am so glad I did it.” 

Cosby was 22-years-old when she married the 42-year-old Robert Senior. As Cosby recalls, her mom “had a fit because she wanted the church.” She hasn’t spoken to her mother in 25 years.

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