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In what can only be compared to a good bad telenovela, TMZ is now reporting Tareq Salahi plans to divorce his cheating wife Michaele Salahi.

Just days after the former Real Housewives of DC star reported his wife missing and kidnapped, only to be told she had run off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, Tareq has had it up to here with his humiliation and is taking steps to file for divorce.

Tareq is reportedly telling friends he can never trust Michaele again and will never take her back. He apparently believes she’ll eventually get tired of Neal and try to come back to him. TMZ adds that Tareq has already changed the locks on the home he shares with Michaele and the winery.

And it gets even better folks as TMZ also posted a video (the video is below) that shows a very clueless Tareq cheering on his wife as she plants a kiss on Neal. The video was shot just weeks ago during labor day weekend when Journey was in Virginia for a show.

As reported yesterday, Michaele and Neal have been carrying on with a 2-year affair. The Salahis’ presence at the concert was no accident as Michaele had been keeping in touch with Neal days leading up to the show. He even sent her the following text days before the concert: “I will be there on the 4th for a make-up date. Solo!!!! Can u?”

Fast forward to today and Tareq is mending his broken heart with the help of non-famewhore Michael Lohan! Aka Lindsay Lohan’s daddy.

By complete and total chance, TMZ caught up with Tareq and Michael as they ate dinner in Washington, D.C. Thursday night. Tareq reiterated that he felt “betrayed,” by Neal, who he considered a good friend. As for Michael, he assured us that his friendship is “the real deal.” You know, as long as there’s TMZ cameras around!

Michael and Tareq have a history dating back to Michaele’s very brief time on Celebrity Rehab.

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UPDATE – TMZ is now reporting Tareq Salahi has officially filed for divorce citing adultery and abandonment. In the divorce docs, Tareq claims Neal sent him a picture of his penis, perhaps to taunt him. The doc reads: “the paramour [Neal] sent to my email account … a email with an attachment of a penis” — presumably his.”  Tareq reveals he has a prenup with Michaele and blames the band Journey, claiming they have been paying for Michaele’s travel accommodations and other expenses.

Tareq Salahi is now revealing his devastation a day after falsely reporting his wife Michaele Salahi was missing and kidnapped.

Many doubted the latest publicity stunt drama from the former Real Housewives of DC stars for good reason. Hours after Tareq contacted TMZ to give them the exclusive, cops revealed Michaele had NOT been kidnapped and a rep for the band Journey confirmed Michaele had indeed run off with the guitarist Neal Schon.

Tareq Sources now tell TMZ he is completely “devastated” over losing his wife to Neal, whom he apparently considered a trusted friend. “Sources” reveal Tareq considered Neal and his band members “best friends.” In fact, the band reportedly came to his winery recently in Virginia and played for free while even staying with Tareq and Michaele.

It gets even better as just two weeks ago, Tareq and Michaele went to a Journey concert in Virginia and hung out backstage with Neal and a woman named Ava, whom Tareq believes is Neal’s wife. Yikes.

TMZ adds that Tareq has been crying hysterically, saying his life is over because Michaele is all he lived for.

And just moments ago TMZ broke the news that Michaele’s affair with Neal has been going on for over 2 years with a source stating she was bragging about the “wild sex” she had with the Journey rocker before she ran off with him.

Michaele Sources extremely close to Michaele reveal she and Neal first met in 1998 while she was engaged to Tareq. And despite the instant attraction the two felt, they managed to restrain themselves at first. However things came to a head in 2009 when the relationship turned sexual while Michaele was still married.

The two managed to keep the 2-year affair a secret until Michaele decided it was time to officially ditch Tareq. Michaele has reportedly described her relationship with Neal as an “intimate and passionate relationship.” In addition to crying hysterically, Tareq is also reportedly feeling “betrayed.”

So to sum this up for ya, while Tareq went to the media crying yesterday that Michaele had been kidnapped, she was busy hooking up with Neal in Tennessee, before bouncing to the next Journey concert in Memphis.

It’s hard to determine if this is a full on publicity stunt because, you know, it involves the Salahis. I am however inclined to believe Michaele did in fact run off with Neal as I doubt Neal would be in on these types of shenanigans. Now did Tareq truly believe his wife was kidnapped? That I highly doubt!

More older pictures of Michaele and Neal below! And the ultimate question is –

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Just when you thought you had seen it all and heard it all with the Salahis, TMZ is now reporting that Tareq Salahi believes his wife Michaele Salahi was kidnapped yesterday in Virginia.

Tareq himself spoke to TMZ confirming the story and adding that he is upset with cops as he feels they are not taking his claims seriously. Can you blame them?

According to TMZ, the latest drama with the former Real Housewives of DC stars started yesterday morning after Tareq last saw Michelle at their VA home right before he left to go the winery. Tareq tells TMZ Michaele told him she was going to get her hair done, but never made the appointment and has been missing since.

Tareq claims he got a phone call from Michaele late last night from an unfamiliar Oregon cell phone number. She reportedly told him she was going to her mother’s house, located minutes away from their home. Tareq says he was however suspicious and called Michelle’s mom who told him she had yet to speak to Michelle and was unaware of her plans.

Tareq adds that he then decided to call the cops at this point. The cops however told Tareq that Michaele had called them to inform that she was OK and was simply dealing with some “family issues.”

That wasn’t good enough for Tareq who now believes Michaele was forced to make those phone calls by her abductor. Tareq also believes his wife is in real danger because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.

Tareq reveals he is considering going to other law enforcement for help because he feels his local police has yet to take proper action. A rep for his local police department tells TMZ they are not releasing any info about the situation at this time.

In a statement released to the public, Tareq states: “It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay. We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her…The Salahi family can be reached at 540-635-9933.”

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UPDATE – In a not so shocking and very expected update, it turns out Michaele was NOT kidnapped afterall! TMZ is now reporting Michaele actually ran off with Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the band Journey. TMZ adds that Michaele (pictured below with Neal and hubby Tareq in 2010) has actually been dating the rock icon.

She even went to his show in Nashville last night and is currently with him in Memphis, where Journey is set to perform. A rep for Journey confirms the news stating: “Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together.” Neal is to the right of Michelle in the photo below.

Another day, another legal drama involving former Real Housewives of DC stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi.

This time around, it involves celebrity Montel Williams. TMZ is reporting Montel fired off a cease and desist letter to the Salahis for using his name to promote their winery without his permission!

While it was reported that the Salahis were auctioning off their winery yesterday, it turns out that auction is actually for their Oasis Vineyards company and not for their actual winery — the Oasis Winery. In fact, the gruesome twosome are planning a reopening on Sept 24 for the Oasis Winery.

And this is where Montel comes in. The Salahis listed Montel as one of their celebrity guests for the reopening party which was news to Montel.

His rep tells TMZ, “Montel doesn’t support the Salahis, doesn’t know them and did not give them permission to use his name.” The event organizers also falsely announced that Montel’s MS Foundation is involved with the event. Wowzers.

A cease and desist letter was fired off to the Salahis yesterday which demanded they stop using Montel’s name and foundation. Both his name and foundation have since been removed from the website.

And in usual Salahi fashion, they are claiming there was no wrong doing on their part, first telling TMZ they were not aware Montel’s name was even on the site.

Fast forward to today and the Salahis are now claiming they are not the ones behind the charitable event, you know, the one being held for the reopening of their Oasis Winery. Michaele claims, “The website Montel Williams is referring to is NOT a Salahi website. We don’t get involved with what customers of our winery do or who they invite.” Right.

Oddly enough, Tareq gave the Rumor Fix blog this statement about the event yesterday: “The Oasis Winery is in fact reopening on Sept 24 and it will be a very exclusive private party for our good friends in Politics to family/friends and long time supporters of the Salahis before & after the White House dinner party.”  But apparently the event is now one of their customers, and not theirs.

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The gig is up for former Real Housewives of DC stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi, well at least when it comes to their winery.

According to a new report by RadarOnline, the couple’s once lucrative Virginia Oasis Winery is now scheduled to be auctioned off due to bankruptcy.

An online Virginia auction calendar has the Salahi’s winery, Oasis Vineyards, listed for auction on September 18 by order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Assets to be liquidated will include items such as: 60+ Oak Barrels, DeFraneschi Grape Press, Ice Machine, Dish Washer, approximately 5,000 bottles of Sparkling Wine, 100 cases of Cabernet, amongst other items.

And just a month ago, the Salahis were sued for fraud by a woman who claimed she was defrauded out of the money she paid to tour Virginia’s Wine Country.

In the meantime, TMZ reported last week that the Salahis have taken their famewhoring ways to Beverly Hills by moving there. Can they afford to live there? It gets even better as the Salahis reportedly had their manager contact Bravo to see about getting them on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But fret not, as they were flat out rejected by Bravo! Andy Cohen is said to have replied, “We are not interested.”

Michaele, who might or might not have TMZ on speed dial, also told the site that at age 45, she is now trying to have a baby with husband Tareq.

She revealed the plan is to go with a surrogate because she suffers from “multiple sclerosis.” She apparently feels that her “condition” combined with her age is not safe for a baby. Where’s the Captain Obvious cap when you need it?

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In today’s news, the Salahis continue to be awful the Salahis.

According to a new report by RadarOnline, the Real Housewives of DC alums are being sued for alleged wine tour fraud as a woman is claiming she was defrauded out of the money she paid to tour Virginia’s Wine Country.

Emily McCallum, who is filing the suit, is one of the many people who have complained that Tareq and Michelle Salahi have been operating a wine tourism company and failing to deliver. The problem began when Emily, who earned her master’s degree this year, wanted to take a wine tour with her friends and family to celebrate.

“She scheduled it with a company owned by the Salahis and paid in full,” reveals a source close to Emily. “They never showed up and at the last minute, Emily had to get another company. She’s been unable to get her money back from them. I’m really glad she’s taking them to court.”

Radar confirms that Tareq is also listed as a director for the wine tour company. The case is scheduled to be heard today at the Loudoun County (VA) General District Court. We will update this post with any new developments.

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UPDATE – The case against the Salahis has been continued until August 3 at Loudoun County (VA) General District Court because their lawyer David Silek is reportedly no longer representing them.


It seems Michaele Salahi, a self described former model, is not Playboy Magazine material after all.

See, the Real Housewives of DC star attempted to crash the pages of the mag by taking some nude pics for them, but according to TMZ, Michaele has officially been rejected by the Playboy higher ups.

Sources involved with the spread tell TMZ Michaele receved a rejection letter from Playboy very recently via email. “There is no opportunity this calendar year to offer you a cover opportunity or place for your pictorial,” said the email. Ouch!

Playboy then threw the 45-year-old Michaele a bone, informing her they would instead feature her on the website. “We had hoped an issue would be available to present you in the pages of the magazine first. However, that does not seem likely and we do not want to keep them from our readers any longer.”

The Playboy shoot for Michaele was first announced last September. And as we reported this week, Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi recently took some test shots for Playgirl magazine. Bikini photos of Michaele below including one Playboy test shot!


Apologizes in advance as we bring you today’s news that’s guaranteed to induce vomiting.

According to TMZ, Tareq Salahi, star of the now canceled the Real Housewives of DC, is planning to take it all off for Playgirl magazine.

TMZ adds that while nothing has been signed yet, both Tareq and Playgirl are very interested in making a deal. Tareq is however adamant about not going full-frontal.

Sources from both camps reveal it’s practically a done deal as Tareq has already sent in some test shots, two of which are below for those with very strong stomachs.

The plan is for a polo-themed picture shoot to feature Tareq riding into the sunset on a horse while completely naked. And months ago, Tareq’s wife Michaele Salahi was also reported to have been in talks with Playboy for a full-frontal nude shoot but thankfully that never came to light.

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