Mercedes “MJ” Javid is still trying to process her (supposed) breakup with boyfriend, Tommy Feight, who I am actually starting to miss. There, I said it. Mike Shouhed is quickly losing hope that estranged wife, Jessica Parido, will make an appearance in Belize after an awkward invite from resident sh*t-stirrer,Reza Farahan. Finally, not to be out done in the “drama that doesn’t really need to be so dramatic” category, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi went off on her last ally, Shervin Roohparvar, when he got tired of watching her pound drinks and smoke ciggs and simultaneously complain about rheumatoid arthritis treatments that may or may not be exaggerated.
What made Mike finally confess after lying all season? “I wasn’t lying. I was having marital problems with me and my wife and I was trying to keep it under wraps, but being on reality TV you don’t really have that freedom. Me and my wife are having problems and I don’t want the world to know so I’m labeled a liar. I decided it’s time for me to come clean because there’s so much speculation.”
Golnesa, Shervin, Nima and Mike take an excursion through the rainforest and take a tube tour through caves. Mike tries to unwind and forget about the latest Jessica drama (her calling out his cheating ways).
It’s time to join the Shahs of Sunset for some drama outside of the Sunset Strip – that’s right, it’s cast trip time! But before we take this mess international, let’s see how we got a passport to all this nonsense.
After Asa Soltan Rahmati’s kaftan show that the crew was forced to attend (and only a few ended up watching), the gang heads over to Shervin Roohparvar’s house to drink from red solo cups. Well, almost everyone – Mike Shouhed and estranged wife Jessica Parido are absent after their big blow out at the show. Everyone is talking about what happened and Reza Farahan goes on an incredibly long-winded, misogynistic list of all the horrible names he can think of for women that are involved in the whole Mike and Jessica mess and it doesn’t take long to see where this is going – he’s trying to justify this cast trip to Belize as a way to “help” Mike and Jessica.
This current Shahs of Sunset season is explosive. And I am weirdly invested in the demise of Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido’s marriage. I just want to know everything that went down in this “he said, she said” battle. The infidelity accusations have been popping off. I have no idea who to believe about anything and I just want to figure out how I feel.
And if I’m this anxious about the marriage of complete strangers, I cannot imagine how these two feel. Well, shit is about to even crazier because Mike’s supposed mistress Emerald Wilson-Bey (who wrote the book My Nights with the Shah) has already come out swinging against bothMike and Jessica in a very damning statement.
I know that the Shahs of Sunset fans have mixed reviews of Jessica Parido since she did not exactly get along with Mike Shouhed‘s cast members. Nevertheless, you have to admit that she is a real ride or die wife. She converted to Judaism for Mike and really built her life around being with him. Sure, she put all her eggs in one (shady, unfaithful) basket, but you have to give her credit for her loyalty.
And if you watched the last episode of the show, you have to also give her credit for standing up for herself when Mike was clearly trying to change the narrative about their marital troubles to be in his favor. Mike called Jessica a “bitch” and she threatened to “call him out” for cheating in front of his friends. All we saw in the on-camera interview was Mike saying that he was thankful no one else overheard. And then he was asked point blank if he cheated on her and he said no. Well, Jessica has a starkly different point of view on what went down.
After watching the Shahs of Sunset since the beginning, tonight’s episode has been a long time coming. The lightning fast dissolution of the marriage between Mike Shouhedand Jessica Parido didn’t exactly surprise anyone, but the fact that Jessica stuck around without revealing what happened did. That all stopped tonight when Jessica made it clear what Mike can do with his golden dool.
Tonight we’ll see Asa Soltan Rahmati’s kaftan fashion show at the Four Seasons (shoutout to Culina with the best food on the planet). The cast – including Asa and her models – nearly get booted from the premises when Mike and Jessica start spatting at the venue. Mike gives her a hard time about “hiding a text message” and Jessica snipes back that she can text whoever she wants “just like you’ve been doing our entire marriage.” Mike is angry because he wants to keep a tight wrap on their issues and thinks the less people know about what happened, the easier it will be to fix it. Or the easier it will be for Mike, anyway.