Not holding back. Heather Gay is the latest Real Housewife to add “author” to her resume — and she wasn’t afraid to bare it all.The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star, 48, released her first memoir, Bad Mormon, on Tuesday, February 7.
The book covers everything from her childhood and post-college stint as a missionary to her marriage to ex-husband Billy Gay.“No one’s ever asked me to write my story before, and so when the opportunity came up, I jumped at it,” the Bravo personality exclusively told Us Weekly ahead of the book’s release. “But I really felt like it was important if I was going to break the legacy of generations before me, I wanted to make sure that I told it with my voice, with my experience, from my perspective … and that I left no stone unturned.
And it felt like the only way to do that was with a book.”In the memoir, the reality star details her upbringing in the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints and her subsequent decision to step back from the religion.
When she decided to join RHOSLC, she consulted her bishop about the series — and he told her not to sign on.“Don’t do it,” Heather recalled him telling her in the book. “It’s not worth it.