No pregnancy has caused as much of a stir as Asa Soltan Rahmati’s on this season of Shahs of Sunset. From Mercedes “MJ” Javid taking Asa’s pregnancy announcement as a “sign” that she herself should get pregnant to the entire cast questioning the conception of her then unborn baby, Asa’s pregnancy has provided more story lines than she ever has this whole time.
Andy Cohen (and the viewers) did not hold back on questions about Asa’s pregnancy. When asked if she and Jermaine Jackson finally live together she said, “We sort of live together. We have two places, but we’re never apart.” Very vague, as per usual.
Andy asked if she had any plans about getting engaged now that the baby is born. Asa said, “Yeah.” Andy couldn’t help commenting, “You don’t seem sure.” Asa didn’t clarify much, but she did say, “I’m sure, but it’s like when we want to.” How definitive.
Andy baited Asa when he asked, “Has MJ come to see the baby yet?” Obviously she hasn’t, but Asa was guaranteed to give a shady answer in response. She adamantly declared, “MJ is coming nowhere near me or my baby.” I don’t think that will bother MJ. At all.
Asa continued coming for MJ when she said, “Her jealousy reached such venomous levels that it just became crazy. I wish her the best, but it’s so toxic for me.” This reunion is going to be a total screaming match.
Andy asked, “Have MJ and Mike Shouhed apologized for the things they’ve said about your pregnancy?” Asa said, “They haven’t. I didn’t see them on your show, but I know they came here and did all sorts of crazy stuff and then high fived each other.” Does anyone actually believe Asa has no idea what they said on that episode? Better yet: does anyone believe most of the things Asa says?
The subject (momentarily) changed from Asa’s pregnancy to Shervin Roohparvar’s (alleged) infidelity. Andy asked Destiney, “Do you think that Shervin cheated?” She didn’t give much away, but she did say, “I think someone gets defensive real quick when you ask them a question, that’s your answer right there.” I’m sure this will all unfold as the season goes on or at the very least during the reunion episodes.
Andy asked Destiney, “Why do you think MJ is so competitive with Asa with the baby stuff?” Asa couldn’t help interjecting, “By ‘competitive’ you mean ‘obsessed’ right?” Destiney didn’t take that bait. She said, “I don’t think she’s obsessed or anything like that. You guys have issues clearly.” Very clearly.
When asked about doing another season of Shahs, Asa said, “That’s a very good question. I’ll take the fifth on that.” Where would Asa brag about her caftans and diamond water if she wasn’t on the show? Oh right, social media, but being on a reality show definitely helps.
Asa told another story about her mysterious pregnancy and this time she threw the blame on production: “At the reunion last year I thought I was pregnant. I told Jen Levy and she made me promise and swear professionally not to tell anybody until we start shooting. So we calculated and we realized I was going to be three months pregnant when we start, but then we started late and I was five months.” It is pretty common for most women to wait until they are well into their pregnancy before sharing the news, so this isn’t a huge deal, especially in the grand scheme of things.
TELL US – WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON IN THE FEUD: MJ OR ASA? DO YOU WANT ASA TO RETURN TO SHAHS OF SUNSET NEXT SEASON?
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