Who else is excited that the newest season of Shahs of Sunset has finally arrived? Since we last saw the Shahs crew, there’s been one bombshell story in the news after the other. I’m not sure if they are even going to be able to fit all of the drama into one season.
For starters, Mercedes “MJ” Javid had a miscarriage scare and a near death experience after the birth of her son. She also had a major falling out with her best friend Reza Farahan, which might have prompted her husband Tommy Feight to allegedly vandalize Reza’s home. And if you think that’s crazy, according to Mike Shouhed, we haven’t seen anything yet.
It’s been way too long since Shahs of Sunset has been on my TV. It’s kind of weird timing for the show to return since the Academy Awards are on tonight as well, but I am thankful for my DVR.
After last season’s dramatic reunion, Reza Farahan and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi decide to make up for the millionth time. However, GG and Destiney Rose are still at odds, not that I am at-all-invested in anything Destiney has going on since I feel like we barely got to know her last season.
The Shahs of Sunset crew has had nothing but drama and bad news as of late. Former best friends, Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid, had a major falling out. It got so bad that Reza filed a restraining order against MJ’s husband, Tommy Feight. I don’t see that friendship being repaired in the upcoming season!
Coincidentally, there’s also a feud between Reza and Mike Shouhed. Apparently, Reza is none too pleased that his face is on one of the designs in Mike’s t-shirt line. No offense to Reza, but I don’t see a t-shirt with his face flying off shelves anytime soon. Even though it has been mostly doom and gloom, there is actually some good news to report! And it involves former Shahs cast member, Lilly Ghalichi.
Well, the 8th season of Shahs of Sunset is surely to be dramatic. If it ever gets an air date. It seems like the cast has been experiencing many conflicts within the group, to the point of serving time in the slammer for Tommy Feight. Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s husband got himself into some hot water when he took some old fashioned Queens logic out on Reza Farahan’s patio. Unfortunately, a bat was involved. Tommy got himself a mug shot and 10 days behind bars for his efforts.
But here’s the deal, it has been widely reported Tommy was merely sticking up for MJ. Reza allegedly did her real dirty after the birth of her son, Shams. Apparently he shared some sensitive information about MJ on social media, and Tommy wasn’t cool with it. Since this show does not have a vast history of thoughtful conversations followed by peaceful resolutions, Tommy took a typical route with his anger. Fortunately for Reza, he doesn’t have to worry about MJ or Tommy for a long time. And they certainly won’t be filming together.
Shahs of Sunset has been on hiatus for almost a year, but that doesn’t mean the cast has been laying low since then. Fans of the show followed Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s high risk pregnancy, which happily resulted in the birth of her son Shams in April with hubby Tommy Feight. Sadly, shortly after Sham’s birth, MJ’s bestie Reza Farahan took out a restraining order on Tommy after he allegedly threatened him and damaged some items on Reza’s patio. Tommy later pled no contest to charges of vandalism and trespassing and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. I guess MJ and Tommy won’t be asking Reza to babysit anytime soon!
As if all this drama wasn’t enough, Reza reportedly has threatened legal action against co-star Mike Shouhed regarding a t-shirt line. Whew–I can hardly keep up! Thankfully, not all of the Shah’s cast has been facing personal drama or legal entanglements since last season. Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has also been busy, but on a more positive note. She announced in early October that she is expecting her first baby.
Is Reza Farahan mad at the world or just people he appears with on television? As you know, the Shahs of Sunset star isn’t getting along with former BFF, Mercedes “MJ” Javid. And that’s putting it mildly. After allegedly putting sensitive medical information of MJ’s on blast, the two have had a severe falling out. MJ’s husband got involved when he took his anger over Reza’s treatment of MJ out on Reza’s lawn furniture. That little display of loyalty got Tommy Feight ten days in the slammer.
While I think Tommy will do okay in his short stint behind bars, Reza has now turned his ire towards a different co-star. He is focusing on former BFF, Mike Shouhed. Does Reza’s lack of mustache make him more intolerable or what? In any case, Reza is seeing red over a t-shirt line Mike has featuring Reza’s likeness. Despite the fact that these shirts have been around for 4+ years, Reza has apparently been bitten by the cease and desist bug.
Shahs of Sunset has never been about the easy friendships of the cast. The show has basically been 7 seasons of a core group despising each other and then reconciling in 13 episodes of drunken antics and tears. In other words, perfect programming for Bravo. Part of the glue that ties these friends together is Reza Farahan and best friend, Mercedes “MJ” Javid. I suppose I should say “former best friend“. Over the years we have watched MJ and Reza squabble in various battles. Sometimes volatile, often motivated by alcohol, but always coming back together in the end.
Part of friendship is sharing big life events with each other, right? MJ and her husband, Tommy Feight, had a hell of a time conceiving a child. After successfully getting pregnant via IVF, MJ’s journey to motherhood was fraught with medical issues. MJ was placed on bedrest, she was at high risk for miscarriage, and she almost lost her life after finally giving birth. Somewhere along the way, Reza and MJ’s friendship began to break down. When Reza allegedly decided to share some sensitive medical information about MJ, Tommy’s loyal husband instincts took over. After Tommy sent “a message” to Reza in the form of killing his geraniums, Reza took action. Now we learn the price Tommy has to pay for rearranging Reza’s lanai.
Wow, Mercedes “MJ” Javid has had quite a year. After the struggle to get pregnant, MJ and husband, Tommy Feight, finally achieved success with the aid of IVF. The Shahs of Sunset star gave birth to her first and possibly only child. Baby Shams was born April 2019 and the couple immediately fell in love. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all unicorns and rainbows after he was born. MJ suffered life-threatening complications and had a near-death experience while in the hospital.
As if that wasn’t enough, the streets started talking about BFF Reza Farahan not visiting his ride or die after she actually almost died. In fact, none of the Shahs cast visited MJ. Obviously something happened to trigger the downfall of their friendship. Details were sparse until news broke that Tommy and his bat decided to ALLEGEDLY redecorate Reza’s backyard. After issuing a restraining order against Tommy, it seemed the friendships were over for good. So did MJ and Reza ever make up? Can Reza forgive Tommy for playing stickball with his potted plants? MJ gives us an update.