Michaele Salahi engaged to Neal Schon: Guitarist proposes at Journey concert (Video)
"Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi recently became engaged to Journey guitarist Neal Schon, who proposed to her on stage at his band's concert over the weekend, months after she finalized her divorce from her husband and fellow White House "crasher" Tareq.
The rock band had performed at a benefit show for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at the Lyric Opera Center in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, October 14. Schon, 58, brought Salahi out on stage. The 47-year-old blonde, dressed in a sparkling beige mini-skirt and tan knee-high boots, kissed him and he asked her to hold his microphone.
He then reached for a box, pulled out a ring, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She got down to his level and they kissed some more as the audience cheered (watch a fan-made video here or below).
Salahi then exited the stage and Journey's current lead singer Arnel Pineda walked by and congratulated Schon before the group began playing their hit ballad "Faithfully."
She and her ex-husband rose to fame in 2009 after they were accused of entering a White House banquet without an official invitation. They denied they "crashed" the event but gained some fame and were cast on the short-lived Bravo series "The Real Housewives of D.C."
In September 2011, Salahi reported his wife missing. She had left him to be with Schon. He then received an email from the guitarist, along with an offensive photo. After Salahi left her husband, she appeared in Journey video for the single "Resonate." Tareq later filed for divorce and sued his ex and Schon for $50 million. The lawsuit was dismissed. The Salahis' divorce was finalized in August.
Schon has been married four times before and has five children, according to The Washington Post, which also published a photo of Salahi's 11.42-carat oval diamond engagement ring, which covers about 20 percent of her finger.
"It's big but it doesn't look gaudy," he said.