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Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Lisa Barlow says the Mormon community are ‘very supportive’

EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star and practicing Mormon Lisa Barlow says the church community is ‘very supportive’ of the new reality show

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is the latest series in the franchise to hit screens.

And while the trailer has hinted at a potentially wild season – involving partying and booze-fueled antics – the Utah capital’s Mormon community have thrown their support behind the reality show, according to one of its stars.

Lisa Barlow, a practicing Mormon, revealed that members of The Church of Latter-Day Saints are supportive of the franchise.

EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Lisa Barlow revealed the Mormon community are ‘very supportive’ of the new reality franchise

The 45-year-old exclusively told Daily Mail Australia on Friday: ‘I have friends that have high up positions in the church – they’re unpaid positions, it’s all volunteer work – and everyone’s been super supportive of me.’ 

The brunette beauty, who is also the owner of a marketing company and liquor brand Vida Tequila, said she’s also received feedback from friends and neighbours who have enjoyed watching the reality show.

‘I live right behind a temple in Utah and all of my neighbours love watching, send me DMs, and texts. My peer group, my friend group, they’re very supportive of me.’

Positive reactions: The 45-year-old told Daily Mail Australia on Friday: 'I have friends that have high up positions in the church - they're unpaid positions, it's all volunteer work - and everyone's been super supportive of me.' Pictured is Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

Support from on high: The 45-year-old told Daily Mail Australia on Friday: ‘I have friends that have high up positions in the church – they’re unpaid positions, it’s all volunteer work – and everyone’s been super supportive of me.’ Pictured is Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

Positive reaction: The brunette beauty, who is also the owner of a marketing company and liquor brand Vida Tequila, said she's also received feedback from friends and neighbours who have enjoyed watching the reality show

Positive reaction: The brunette beauty, who is also the owner of a marketing company and liquor brand Vida Tequila, said she’s also received feedback from friends and neighbours who have enjoyed watching the reality show

The LDS faith has a reputation for having a strict conservative culture – such as no sex before marriage and no consumption of alcohol, tea and coffee.

But the New York-born, Utah-based reality star, considers herself ‘Mormon 2.0’.

‘Everyone knows me, we own liquor brands, they know I’m not orthodox in the way I follow the religion.’

She continued: ‘I love being LDS, but I’m definitely doing my version. Religion is optional… and I’m choosing to live the religion the way that works for me and my family.’

'I love being LDS, but I'm definitely doing my version': The LDS faith has a reputation for having a strict conservative culture. But Lisa considers herself 'Mormon 2.0'

‘I love being LDS, but I’m definitely doing my version’: The LDS faith has a reputation for having a strict conservative culture. But Lisa considers herself ‘Mormon 2.0’ 

Family: Lisa and her husband John have been married since 2003. The couple share two sons - eight-year-old son Henry and 16-year-old son Jack

Family: Lisa and her husband John have been married since 2003. The couple share two sons – eight-year-old son Henry and 16-year-old son Jack

‘I would never want to stop being LDS. I’m just choosing to live it in a way that feels good for us and our family. There’s some of us that are orthodox and there are some of us that live it like me,’ she added.

Lisa and her husband John have been married since 2003. The couple share two sons – eight-year-old son Henry and 16-year-old son Jack.

The current season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is currently airing on Bravo and available to stream in Australia on Hayu.

Meet the housewives: The current season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is currently airing on Bravo and available to stream in Australia on Hayu. Pictured left to right is Lisa Barlow, Mary Crosby, Heather Gay, Jen Shah, Whitney Rose and Meredith Marks

Meet the housewives: The current season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is currently airing on Bravo and available to stream in Australia on Hayu. Pictured left to right is Lisa Barlow, Mary Crosby, Heather Gay, Jen Shah, Whitney Rose and Meredith Marks

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