Michaele Salahi and husband Tareq Salahi appeared on Fox & Friends this morning, during which Michaele revealed for the first time publicly that she has been battling multiple sclerosis for 17 years.
The Real Housewives of DCstars appeared on the show to promote their new book Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, written by Diane Dimond. The book, which is being released today, promises to reveal the whole truth about the lives of the Salahis, as well as tell their side of the story when it comes to the now infamous White House party crashing incident.
As for why Michaele, 44, has kept her disease quiet for 17 years, she tells PEOPLE: “No one wants to be seen as sickly… And I didn’t want to be pitied.” Michaele also cites the disease, and not anorexia, for her thin frame.
When it comes to what keeps her going, Michaele tells PEOPLE it’s keeping a positive attitude. “The only way I can deal with it is to smile and act like I can get through it.”
Reading some comments on other sites, it seems some readers who are familiar with the disease are a bit skeptical of Michaele’s claims. One can only hope no one, not even the Salahis, would make up a lie of this magnitude.
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Bravo’s newest hotmess Michaele Salahi continues her reign of being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
UsWeekly is reporting, via the Washington Post, that the Real Housewives of DC star and her husband Tareq Salahi were presented with court papers from PR firm Brotman-Winter-Fried Communications during their private premire party on Thursday.
The lawsuit is regarding the more than $15,000 in unpaid fees the couple allegedly owes the PR firm from a 2008 polo event.
“It was an affidavit for debtors interrogatory,” Steve Winter, president of BWF, said. “It means they’ll have to appear in court to discuss their financial means — how they are capable of paying off the debt.”
In other Salahi news, RadarOnline is now reporting today that Michaele and her hubby are hoping to come out with a Barbie doll in the image of Michaele.
“The Salahis want to produce a Barbie Doll of Michaele in her red sari dress — the same outfit she wore when ‘gatecrashing’ the White House,” said one source, who was familiar with their grand plan. “They even, ambitiously, want to sell the rights of the doll to Mattel or another toy maker in the hopes it could generate worldwide sales and become the next Malibu Stacy.”
The Salahis business plan doesn’t end there as they also want to come out with a Halloween costume. “They also want to make Halloween costumes of themselves and sell the rights to a major store, such as Wal-Mart,” adds the source.
Coming out next month? The release of the couple’s new book, Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, which will reportedly detail their White House crashing fiasco.
And move over Teresa and Joe Giudice! There’s a newer and more morally bankrupt Bravo couple in town! While the Salahis pretend to be high class, rubbing elbows with the nation’s elite on the Bravo reality show, it seems they have a lot more in common with the Giudices from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Like Teresa and Joe, the Salahis also have a history with bankruptcy and state court filings. RadarOnline reports that in 2004, an Aston Martin, worth $150,000 and a $90,000 boat were repossessed, as part an auction. This was in addition to unpaid bills for limousine services, tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt and even unpaid parking tickets.
Who else is having a forced auction on Aug 22? None other than the Giudices of course! Must say Bravo has a special gift for finding these types of people for their shows.