The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq are going their Separate Ways just days after Mr. Salahi was frantic that his wife has been kidnapped. Turns out, she had run off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Apparently, she told most everyone about her plan except her husband.
Tareq Salahi filed for divorce on Friday, claiming that his wife's affair has been going on for months. He also accuses Schohn of emailing a photo of his genitals to him.
Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused ... me to suffer great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment, Salahi said in the divorce petition.
He did not elaborate on how long this flaunting has been going on. If he had knowledge of the affair, it is curious why he would insist his wife had been kidnapped when she went missing from their Virginia wine country home this week.
On Wednesday, Tareq Salahi tweeted an alert -- via his publicist -- that his wife was missing due to a suspected kidnapping, and advised D.C.-area residents to be on the lookout for the beanpole blonde.
In addition to the Twitter broadcast, Salahi gave his first of many statements to TMZ:
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, the statement read.
The Warren County Sheriff Department issued a counter statement Wednesday afternoon saying that officers had been in touch with Michaele and that there was no indication of a kidnapping.
She seemed calm, was engaged in conversation, and assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be, authorities said in a statement reported by TMZ. The statement added, Mrs. Salahi advised that she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was.
Mr. Salahi said in this divorce petition that Journey had been paying for his wife's expenses while she has been on the road with the band.
Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon have dated previously, and the musician has been at the Salahi's home for a party.
On Sept. 18, items from the Salahis' Oasis Vineyards will be sold in a bankruptcy auction. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and Salahi has since launched Oasis Winery -- not to be confused with its predecessor.
Salahis have a history of contrived stunts and disturbing attention-seeking behavior. Before she appeared on The Real Housewives of D.C., Salahi somehow managed to land a spot on the Washington Redskins alumni cheerleading squad -- even though she had never been on the team.
And of course, there was the White House gatecrashing incident which was filmed for The Real Housewives of D.C. There, a sari-clad Michaele and her husband somehow managed to get inside the White House state dinner -- and be photographed with the President -- even though they did not have invitations to the event and were not on the guest list.