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.
Did you miss the Shahs of Sunset after a little Memorial Day Weekend break? We had a week to catch our breath and recover from the ambush wedding of Reza Farahan and Adam Neely and I’m not sure that was enough after watching last night’s drama. You know what they say, there’s no rest for the weary and that especially applies to reality TV fans.
We pick up right where we left off, in Palm Springs, with Reza and Adam driving off into the proverbial sunset, which was actually the darkness of night. The rest of the gang is left at the restaurant, looking glassy eyed and hungover already. Mike Shouhed is busy arguing on the phone with estranged wife, Jessica Parido. Mercedes “MJ” Javid, crooked weave and unmanageable in her drunkenness, uses that as an opportunity to snipe at Mike about his relationship. Boyfriend Tommy Feight and a surprisingly sober Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi play the voices of reason and shove her into an Escalade but they can’t shut off her slurring tirade.
Jessica Paridohas been pretty much the only storyline for Mike Shouhed this season on Shahs of Sunset, well not counting that shoe venture he may or may not having going… Despite being the one cheated who was cheated on, the cast is having a field day throwing nasty digs at Jessica over her decision to divorce Mike and move on from their hot mess of a marriage. And this week on social media the nastiness continued.
Mercedes “MJ” Javid threw a shot at Jessica, Tweeting “I’m not going lie. If certain people decided to go str8 from a husband to another man for a range rover.. Who am i to judge. #getThatCarHun.” Jealousy is an ugly thing, y’all. Sorry, MJ, I don’t care if Jessica walked out Mike’s door and found this new guy on the curb 13 seconds later. That marriage was over the minute Mike’s penis didn’t stay put.
You can always count onReza Farahan to tell it like it is when it comes to the up and down relationships on Shahs of Sunset. It’s usually pretty difficult to tell where these people stand when it comes to their interactions. They can go from besties, to mortal enemies, to frenemies really damn quick.