This season of Shahs of Sunset wasted no time getting right down to the drama. “Best friends” of 2,000+ years Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid have tried mending fences after a tumultuous last season. While I don’t think MJ should ever forgive him for what he pulled, she seemingly has and they are forging ahead. Well, minus that pesky little restraining order Reza still has against MJ’s husband, Tommy Feight.
Another major source of drama has been Mike Shouhed, who I truly think will never change. Despite claiming that current girlfriend Paulina Ben-Cohen is the one, he just can’t keep his nose clean. When some illicit texts came to light, Mike pulled the deny, deny, deny game like he always does. But eventually, he had to come clean and confess not only to Paulina, but to the rest of the Shahs.
Did you have a bad 2020? Did the Corona get you down in the dumps? Did the pressure of not being able to leave your home force you to… begin salaciously texting with someone who wasn’t your partner? Shahs of Sunset star, Mike Shouhed recently admitted falling victim to
his dool a “dark time” during the pandemic. Naturally, it’s all going down on the 9th season of the show.
The genuine relationships documented on Shahs of Sunset afford the ability to execute drama that feels less contrived than say, a same-sex affair that may or may not have happened. Mike has definitely contributed his fair share of drama. His playboy ways only act to malign any hopes of maintaining a healthy, romantic relationship. After divorcing Jessica Parido due to his infidelity, Mike found love again with Paulina Ben-Cohen. Now Paulina and Mike are taking the next step in their relationship, living together. Oh, Paulina.
Shahs of Sunset is back for Season 9 and off with a bang and plenty of teeth whitener. Unlike other shows, it doesn’t need to bring on someone’s sister every year for stunt casting in the interest of not boring people to death. Their personal drama is quite enough and seemingly never ends.
This cast is messy, but it works for them. Speaking of messes, Mike Shouhed began the season in a spot of trouble. It seems he was the victim of an aggressive computer whiz intent on gaining unauthorized access to his iCloud data. And if you believed that, there’s a lovely bridge in Brooklyn for sale. ‘Ol Mike might have fooled his girlfriend for a minute, but she was the only one. Now in a shocking twist, Mike admits he did in fact color outside the lines of his relationship. Again.
Last week we finally got the long over due first part of the Shahs of Sunset reunion. It was good to see the cast back together again, and hear their thoughts on the latest season. Noticeably absent however, was newcomer Sara Jeihooni. I guess Sara’s one storyline of being upset her younger brother hooked up with Destiney Rose wasn’t enough to merit her joining the reunion. Better luck next year, Sara!
Still, the rest of the cast was on hand to bring the drama. Mercedes Javid walked off at one point, and Golnesa Gharachedaghi heckled Nema Vand. I guess even motherhood can’t make GG more mature. The main highlight of the night though was the season long feud between MJ, Reza Farahan, and his husband, Adam Neely, over whether MJ encouraged Ali Ashouri to confront Reza with the NSFW texts Adam had sent him. And things got even more heated between MJ and the cast during part two of the reunion.
The long-awaited Shahs of Sunset season eight reunion has finally dropped! Recently, Bravo has delayed a lot of their shows for several weeks, such as the Real Housewives, but Shahs got the short end of the stick with a several month delay. Regardless, it’s better late than never. As Mike Shouhed claimed, Shahs is the best show that Bravo has.
When we last left the Shahs of Sunset crew, the camp was divided between team Mercedes Javid and team Reza Farahan. Things were so bad between the group that Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Reza, and Mike didn’t even attend MJ’s sip-and-see for her baby on the season finale. But, that is minor drama compared to the rest of the season. We had such gems as Tommy Feight tearing up Reza’s backyard for posting about his wife MJ’s pregnancy complications online. In turn, Reza put a restraining order against Tommy. And this all started because Reza thought MJ was responsible for spreading rumors about his husband Adam Neely having strip Jenga parties. So, what drama will happen during the reunion? Let’s find out!
Shahs of Sunset had a very dramatic season. Mercedes Javid and Reza Farahan’s feud just kept getting worse. Reza and his husband Adam Neely have legal issues with MJ’s husband Tommy Feight. In case you forgot, Tommy vandalized their backyard and the whole incident was captured by security cameras. Destiney Rose hooked up with Sara Jeihooni’s brother.
Mike Shouhed declared (again) that he found the love of his life. We witnessed Golnesa Gharachedaghi’s heartbreaking journey to conceive, which included a miscarriage. There was a lot to discuss, but it never happened. Every other Bravo show got an Andy Cohen-hosted reunion via Zoom, but there was nothing for Shahs of Sunset. But don’t worry, you guys. There’s a very delayed reunion special on the way.
Congratulations are in order for Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi. Fans of the show are watching her difficult journey to motherhood this season. GG has been an open book about the ups and downs of using IVF and a sperm donor to conceive.
But earlier this week, GG gave birth to her baby boy Elijah!
How is everyone feeling about this season of Shahs of Sunset? It feels like we waited forever just to have this season. Now that it’s here, I’m not really sure what to think. The show feels heavy and disjointed to me. Longtime cast member Golnesa Gharachedaghi has been on an IVF journey that ended in heartbreak. On a positive note, GG has gone on to have a successful pregnancy and is currently waiting the birth of her first child. Mike Shouhed is busy with another
sure to fail business venture, which happens every single season. Nema Vand? What is he bringing to the table this season? Shervin Roohparvar has been downgraded to a friend of, despite being in a ton of group scenes. #justiceforshervin. The only drama that is being brought to the table is between Reza Farahan and his best friend of 30 years, Mercedes “MJ” Javid.
As a quick recap, MJ is being accused of conspiring to take down Reza and Adam Neely’s marriage by spreading rumors of Adam’s transgressions. According to
my least favorite cast member, Destiney Rose, MJ put “friend of”, Ali Ashouri up to confronting Reza about the allegations. Those allegations include strip Jenga and inappropriate text messages that Ali describes as sexual harassment.
The whole thing blew up after a meeting between Ali and Reza, orchestrated by Destiney. Reza threw a glass of water in Ali’s face and MJ was somehow blamed for the whole thing. A huge (and controversial) fight erupted between Reza and MJ at a filmed pool party. This lead Reza to post a nastygram on social media about MJ, including her private medical history. Then her husband Tommy Feight went and broke some planters at Reza and Adam’s backyard, which resulted in a restraining order. Whew. Are you guys still following?