The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: Who gave Heather a black eye?

It is still unclear who gave Heather from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City a black eye, but the speculations from the public have ranged from her cousin, Whitney, to plastic surgery.

Fans of the The Real Housewives franchise watch the shows for many different reasons, and this is why the shows continue to be so popular to this day.

The drama, like the speculation about who between Whitney, a home invader, or even a plastic surgeon, gave Heather a black eye on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (RHSLC), is part of what attracts fans to these shows.

Why The Real Housewives franchise is so popular

The Real Housewives began in 2006 with The Real Housewives of Orange County, but since then, the franchise has expanded with spin-off shows all over the country.

There are even international shows like The Real Housewives of Athens and The Real Housewives of Cheshire included in the franchise now.

The continued popularity of all of the shows in the The Real Housewives franchise can be attributed to many different factors.

Some people love to put on their favourite show in the franchise in the background while they do other work, or even after work to unwind and relax, and other people watch the show purely so that they can understand the discourse about the shows on social media.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: Who gave Heather a black eye?

One of the elements of the The Real Housewives franchise that draws in many fans, fuels the online discourse between fans of the show, and even the housewives themselves, are the now-infamous fights between the housewives on the shows.

One of the most recent instances of a fight happened in RHSLC, which aired on 16 November between cousins and co-stars, Heather Gay and Whitney Rose.

However, although fans are used to seeing these fights on the show, it was revealed in the mid-season trailer that aired after this episode that Heather somehow ended up with a black eye.

The real reason for Heather’s black eye may only be revealed later on in this third season of the show, but this has not kept fans from speculating about where it came from.

Naturally, many fans assumed that Heather’s cousin, Whitney, must be to blame for the black eye, especially since the two have been on the outs all season and were even involved in a physical altercation during this same trailer.

However, fans have also come up with various alternative explanations for how Heather got the black eye that do not involve Whitney at all.

Heather has also stated that she does not remember how she got the black eye, and this would not be the craziest thing that has happened on a girls’ trip in this franchise at all.

The building tension between Heather and Whitney

There has been lingering tension on RHSLC between Heather and Whitney since the cast went to Arizona for a different trip.

On this trip, Whitney divulged that she and Heather knew some scandalous information about Lisa Barlow, but Heather denied it, and this is when the conflict started.

Then, on the San Diego trip, this tension reaches a whole new level. Heather and Whitney also make an appearance later, in the middle of what appears to be a physical fight.

This is what has caused many fans to speculate that Whitney may be the one who gave Heather the black eye, but Whitney has denied this on social media.

Other possible reasons for Heather’s black eye

Although the idea that Heather’s own cousin gave her a black eye is intriguing, some fans have noticed other details in this trailer that could also be possible causes for Heather’s injury.

In the trailer, Heather is shown in grainy black-and-white camera footage that appears to be from a security camera.

This has led some people to think that she may have been involved in a house robbery, and this is how she got the black eye.

Of course, it is also not a ridiculous idea to assume that Heather simply got the black eye from a plastic surgery procedure. Until the show explains what really happened, these are all just unconfirmed theories.

Other injuries that cast members have sustained on The Real Housewives franchise

Girls’ trips on The Real Housewives shows always seem to get out of hand at some point, and Heather would not be the first cast member to sustain a mystery injury that she does not remember getting on the show.

For instance, Drew Sidora fell on a trip to Jamaica and Sutton Stracke also hurt her ankle while she was filming for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.