Shahs of Sunset’s Mike Shouhed finally admitted to cheating on Jessica Parido in the last few minutes of tonight’s episode after swearing for the entire season that it was untrue. He was a guest on Watch What Happens Live where he explained a little more about why he lied for so long and also continued his delusion that Brandi Glanville was hitting on him when they were on the show together and now thinks he gave her new show higher ratings.
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.”
Mike adds that he heard rumors and he was tired of them. “I heard rumors that Jessica wanted to leave earlier. I even heard that I was gay and that’s why Jessica left. I mean, there’s rumors flying everywhere because you have six Persian friends talking..”
Andy asks if there was just one affair or if there was more than one. “No, it was one affair before I got engaged to Jessica and it was something she found out about after we got married.”
How do Mike’s parents feel about his breakup with Jessica? “They’re very upset about it. Jessica was like a daughter to them and I screwed up. They’re upset with me, mostly with me.”
The first caller asks Mike if regrets any of the lies he told about cheating on Jessica and does he think Reza meddling in the relationship helped or hurt? “I regret what I did. The aftermath was me trying to protect my relationship with Jessica so that people don’t pass judgement on either one of us. And I feel that Reza’s meddling caused problems. It did because anytime an outsider gets involved in your relationship, it’s not warranted.”
Andy asks if he talked to Reza about the meddling. He says no and that he was in a depression and if we look at the show, he was fat and skinny and all over the place with his weight because of that depression.
Is Mike still paying off his expensive wedding? He laughs and says no, it’s all paid for already. Andy asks about the expensive photo album and Mike reveals that he never got it. Andy is confused because it was on his coffee table, but Mike claims that was the engagement album.
A caller asks Mike why they are all questioning GG’s illness instead of supporting her. “Absolutely, you’re right. You have a group of Persian friends who are very critical of each other and Golnesa I definitely think is sick but maybe not to the degree that she is claiming, possibly. I don’t know, but when you’re smoking and drinking and doing things that make it seem like you’re not sick, people pass judgement because they don’t know how to be sensitive. I didn’t because I was dealing with my own problems and I wanted to be by her side because she needs it.”
On the After Show a caller asks if now that Mike is out in the open about his cheating, does he still stand by his claims that MJ is lying about why she didn’t go to his wedding? (She previously said that it was because she learned of his cheating but Mike has said she didn’t come because he wouldn’t let her bring a guest) “100%. She didn’t come because I didn’t want her to invite Vida. MJ had no idea, no one did because this was just something that happened and it was a big mistake and I tried to keep it under wraps but that damn iCloud.” As a sidenote: Many of us bloggers knew about it and were getting emails about it LONG before that, so he was doing a terrible job keeping it under wraps.
A caller asks about the last time Mike was on WWHL, he was on with Brandi Glanville and then later claimed in a Tweet that she wanted to hook up with him, which she fiercely denied. Mike tells the caller that Brandi was touching him the whole time and called him annoying and that even Andy commented on the flirting. Andy doesn’t really remember that part. Mike then says Brandi should be happy because he gave her ratings for her new show, Famously Single. (Mike should look up those viewers numbers before he makes those claims..)
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