Jen Shah is relying on her religion and supporters amid her legal troubles as the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star thanks those who have offered her “unconditional love.”
Jen is currently free on a free on a $1 million recognizance bond following her March 30 arrest and she’s seemingly using this time to reflect on her life and those around her.
As fans well know, she’s been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, and she’s facing up to 50 years in federal prison if convicted on both charges. Prosecutors allege that the reality star, along with her assistant, Stuart Smith, were running a years-long telemarketing scam that reportedly defrauded thousands of vulnerable victims out of millions of dollars.
Despite the serious nature of the charges, Jen has remained active on social media and frequently shares photos of herself in full glam on Instagram. However, on April 19, she was seemingly in a somber mood judging by her Instagram Stories.
Jen revealed in the first season that she converted from Mormonism to Islam in order to practice the same religion has her husband, Sharrieff Shah. And she is seemingly turning to said religion for comfort and guidance during this difficult time in her life as she shared an inspirational quote from the Muslim Pro app.
“Allah has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle, and a reward for your faithfulness,” the quote read.
She then shared another quote regarding friendship and thanked her friends and supporters for having her back.
“True friends will be by your side through it all,” the quote said. But Jen also added “Shah Strong” and “Justice For Jen” hashtags, before writing, “Thank you to those of you who that have shown my family and I real friendship, unconditional love [and] true loyalty during this difficult time. Thank you for not judging me and not believing everything you read online. I asked Allah to show me who my real friends are and he has. Allah Akbar.”
Meanwhile, Jen is seemingly back to work on RHOSLC as she shared a photo of herself while shooting a confessional with the caption “gotta keep baby girl fly,” which has been re-shared by The Real Housewives Franchise on Instagram.
Though she might be filming the remainder of season two – which is reportedly at the halfway point of a 14-episode season – a source close to Bravo recently said it’s unlikely the network will bring her back for a third season.
“There’s a good chance Bravo won’t ask Jen back,” the insider told Life & Style. “Scamming the elderly out of their hard-earned money is as low as you can get.”