Tareq Salahi

Lisa Vanderpump

This season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills had everyone wondering: “Who’s The Most Manipulative Of Them All?” And you may ask yourself, is it really Lisa Vanderpump? And you may ask yourself, what about some of the others?

After an entire season speculating about how manipulative Lisa could possibly be, we decided to examine other drastic moments of manipulation littering the history of Reality TV.  

Below is Reality Tea’s list of some of our favorite examples of manipulation on reality TV!


Michaele Schon And Neal Schon Wedding

Don't stop believin' in fame mongers' creativity! Former Real Housewives of D.C. and White House gate crasher Michaele Salahi has fulfilled every little girls' wedding fantasy by marrying an 80's rock star…on Pay-Per-View.

Michaele and Journey guitarist Neal Schon wed Sunday in front of family, friends, and whoever was dumb enough to pay $14.95 to watch the entire scene go down on television. Granted, a portion of the viewing price went to charity, but still. Is this what we're coming to as a society? Don't answer that…



When reality stars split, they really split! I mean like it gets downright brutally dirty! We're shocked at the levels these F-Listers celebrities will go when undergoing a divorce – and we've heard (and seen!) it all.

Below is Reality Tea's list of the worst reality television divorces!  

Above: Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy. Oh this one is deadly. The couple who met, got knocked up, married, and then fell apart on reality TV are the poster children for not letting 15 minutes of fame control your life. Three years of wedded… miss?

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"Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, she took a town car to crash the White House correspondents dinner…Just a city boy, born and raised in Oklahoma (I googled it!), he stole a faux cheerleader from a swindling wine maker."  I know the guys from Journey are devastated that they didn't enlist me to help them write their songs.

Sometimes I miss seeing Michaele Salahi and her gnome ex-husband Tareq in the tabloids.  They provided so much entertainment during their stint on Real Housewives of D.C.  There was that minor national security issue, coupled with Michaele claiming (among other things) that she was a former NFL cheerleader and suffered from M.S.  The quintessential cherry on top, however, was when Michaele ran off with Journey member Neal Schon right under her husband's nose, leading him to think she'd been kidnapped.  You just cannot make up this stuff!


Oh, Tareq Salahi – we're not rid of you yet! And surprisingly we haven't seen you on Lockdown yet. The former Real Housewives of DC star is staging a comeback. Unfortunately. He's going to be on Judge Judy! No just kidding… it's way worse… 

According to RumorFix, Tareq is the star of a new documentary called In It To Win It about, of all things, his attempt to become Governor of Virginia. Remember that little publicity stunt? Well apparently it's paying off! 

Starting September 16th, Documentary Producer John Campbell is set to chronicle Tareq's attempt to infiltrate politics – the legal way. Apparently the documentary has no political affiliation or motivation and is classified as a "human interest story." Which is funny because I have ZERO interest in the human that is known as Tareq. 


We here at Reality Tea are often just shocked to the gills by the antics of reality stars. From the products they shamelessly hawk to the ridiculous relationships to the epic fights to the hilarious outfits – the fun never stops! With all the insanity reverberating from every corner of every network, low-budget to high, we’ve often wondered… which crazy would you rather?

So it’s time for your weekly Reality Tea: Would You Rather? And for today’s question, in honor of LOSER husbands, we wanna know:

If you must marry a Real Househusband what’s your poison? Is it Jailtime Joe Giudice of the felony charges, drunken buffoon persuasion or Tareq Salahi of the White House crashing, pathological lying, fake charity persuasion. Hey – they’re both bankrupt!


A) Be married to Real Housewives of DC loser Tareq  – who may or may not sell your underwear on eBay and report your every menstrual cycle and calorie consumption to TMZ. Oh yeah – he’ll also buy you a pony and take it away!

B) Be married to Real Housewives of New Jersey loser Juicy – who may or may not call you a c-u-next-tuesday on national TV, while farting in your face and telling you it smells like rotten eggs. He’ll also probably get drunk and puke on your sparkly dress and cuss at your kids!

Oh, sweet mercy – that’s a tough one! (insert evil laugh here). Give your answer below and don’t forget to spread the fun!


It was a divorce made in TMZ-heaven for former Real Housewives of DC White House crashers and total wackies Michaele and Tareq Salahi, but the notorious famewhores have finally and officially ended their tumultuous marriage!

Aaaaahhh… remember the good ol’ days of their crazy antics? Michaele has finally flown the coop and is now legally permitted to marry Journey guitarist Neal Schon (Yeah, those two publicity seekers are still together!) – hopefully they won’t be purchasing anymore lingerie in front of the waiting eyes of the paparazzi they hired!

Anyway, Michaele and Tareq resolved things. “I am thrilled with the resolution of this case and to close this chapter in my life and now move forward in a positive manner,” Tareq told E! News.


Because reality stars (past and present) thrive on attention of any kind, they’re always in the press. Good or bad! Here’s a round-up of what’s been happening as of late.

The former Real Housewives of DC stars have had an eventful week. Perhaps they’re coordinating press releases for maximum exposure!

Up first, Mary Amons filed for divorce from husband Rich Amons. She announced her split from her husband of 26 years on Facebook! “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my twenty-six year marriage. While I have the deepest respect for my husband and wish him the very best, we have grown apart,” Mary wrote.

She then added that she wants privacy during this difficult time – which is why she publicized it on Facebook, right? What this means is that every single member of the former RHODC cast is now a single lady. Perhaps Bravo can do a former Real Housewives dating show?


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