Tareq Salahi files for divorce from Michaele Salahi of 'Real Housewives'
Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce from his wife Michaele Salahi from "The Real Housewives of D.C.," who ran away with Journey lead guitarist Neal Schon.
According to the divorce papers obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com, after Tareq reported his wife missing earlier in the week, he received an email from Schon with a photo attachment of the guitarist's penis. The guitarist had no immediate comment.
In the documents, Tareq accused his fellow "White House party crasher" wife of abandonment and adultery. He also confirmed that Schon is his wife's former boyfriend.
"For a period of months before the date of separation, and unknown to the Plaintiff at that time, the Defendant (Michaele) was engaged in an adulterous relationship with one Neal [Schon], her paramour," read the court papers. "I also understand that his rock band Journey paid for her travel, accommodations and other expenses."
The documents state that the couple has a prenuptial agreement and Tareq feels that there is "no hope or possibility of reconciliation." He asked the judge to grant him the divorce and exclusive use and possession of their residence during the pendency of the suit.
"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," the divorce documents continued.
Salahi and Tareq Salahi got married on November 1, 2003 and have no children together.
On September 13, Michaele failed to return home and Tareq reported her missing or kidnapped. According to the documents, the FBI learned that she was with Schon in Memphis, Tennessee and didn't plan on returning.
Virginia law officials said Michaele Salahi told them via telephone that she did not want her husband to find her.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said that it had received a call from Salahi's husband, Tareq, on Tuesday evening at 11:55 p.m. He told them that he had last heard from his wife "about six hours ago" and was concerned because "she had contacted him from an Oregon area code and she was supposed to be back in Northern Virginia today."
"FROM SALAHI FAMILY: @MichaeleSalahi RHODC star is MISSING, Please RT, if u know any details please contact missing@MichaeleSalahi.com," read a message posted on the 45-year-old reality star's Twitter account on Wednesday, September 14.
"Deputy Mike Glavis subsequently spoke with Mrs. Salahi by telephone a few moments later," the sheriff's office said in its statement, obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "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. Mrs. Salahi advised that she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was."
E! Online magazine reported that the reality star was with Schon in Memphis, where the band is performing with Foreigner. A rep from the band confirmed to the entertainment site, "nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together."
She and her husband first made headlines in 2009 after they were accused of entering a White House banquet without an official invitation. They denied they "crashed" the event but were criticized heavily by many press outlets and on blogs.
On September 8, the Salahis appeared on "Matty P's Radio Happy Hour," during which Michaele Salahi revealed that she had posed for Playboy for an upcoming issue.
When asked how they deal with critics, Tareq Salahi told the Matty P radio show: "Those idiots don't realize that they're actually helping us. It's all good, actually, because it sparks more interest... It's become part of pop culture if you will, to have haters. It's actually a good thing to have because it increases awareness."
Last year, Michaele Salahi appeared on the Bravo reality series "The Real Housewives of D.C." The cable network canceled the show, one of several in its franchise, earlier this year after the series ran for one season.
Michaele Salahi later joined the VH1 reality show "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." She was booted off the series before the premiere of its fifth season in June because it was determined she did not meet the show's key criteria - having an addiction.
Her husband told OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement that Michaele, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, was "fired due to her health condition, which is a clear violation of the Americans Disabilities Act."
Schon is the only member of the rock band Journey to have recorded on all the band's albums. He has been divorced twice and has four children, including a 7-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, Amber Kozan. The couple divorced in 2008 after seven years of marriage.
Journey has gained a new audience since their song "Don't Stop Believin'" was played during the final episode of "The Sopranos" 2007 and performed on FOX's hit musical series "Glee" two years later. The song is the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history.