Whitney explained the circumstances which led to her exit from the Mormon Church in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Not only did she have an affair, but she left her husband for the man she cheated on him with. And, although she wasn’t forced to leave the church, she made the decision to leave and start her life over.
“I wasn’t forced out, which is shocking,” she told the outlet. “An unofficial excommunication means that you leave by your own free will. I stopped practicing, I removed my Mormon garments that I was wearing, which is the underwear you receive when you make a commitment in the Mormon Church.”
Still, some of Whitney’s RHOSLC co-stars do hold Mormon or Mormon-adjacent religious views close to their hearts that they won’t be afraid to open up about.