Tareq Salahi, of "White House crash-gate" and "The Real Housewives of D.C.," is having a rough time. Not only did his wife Michaele leave him for Journey's Neal Schon, prompting Tareq to file for divorce, but soon after the couple's dog died.
TMZ reports that Tareq suspects the drama with Michaele may have caused it. Perhaps the poor pup died from a broken heart, the website proposes.
To make matters worse, Tareq is also allegedly getting photos of his estranged wife's lover's penis via email.
"That was the lewdest, most disgusting thing I had seen," he tells E!. "I didn't understand, why in the world would Neal Schon be sending us a picture of his penis to us at Oasis, our master account."
Tareq adds that he was "blindsided" by Michaele's decision to run off with Neal, describing his relationship with her as "unbeatable" and claiming that Michaele told him she would never date a rock star.
"Michaele used to always tell me that she would never want to date a rock star like Neal Schon, because of that lifestyle...there's always cheating...She always told me she never wanted to be associated with that...Michaele going on a tour bus with a rock band, that's what a groupie slut does."
Whatever she reportedly said in the past, she's apparently changed her mind now.
Schon himself tells the Daily Beast that his romance with Michaele is like "a fairy tale."
"I'm very happy, very happy after waiting for her for 15 years." (The Beast notes that Michaele dated both Neal and Tareq in the late '90s, and dated Neal first.) "Now I want to get beyond all this media hype Tareq is putting out there," Neal continues. "It's really quite embarrassing."
It seems the couple had been connecting via text messages, and had an intimate conversation during Journey's tour stop in Virginia in September, which both Michaele and Tareq attended. A little over a week following that Labor Day concert, Michaele says she made the decision to leave her marriage.
"Neal was like, 'are we going to do this forever?' And I said, 'No, we're not,'" Michaele tells the Daily Beast of her choice. "I began to see he really loved me. I had to begin to feel it completely - in my soul."
On the day that she left, she says she was "going crazy...because when you want to be with someone that bad, you start to go crazy," Michaele says. "He sent someone to come get me. I got on a plane by myself and I just went. I just walked away from everything."
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who cartes about this tramp,,,this isn't news ,,it's trailer trash gossip,,,but for the person that doesn't know who neal schon is,,,,he played in the santana band at woodstock along with greg rollie another original member of journey,,,so he is somebody of note if you ask me
Is that true about Schons Slong photo?
I think this whole thing is one big HOAX...
Maybe she just got tired of a fat slob like yourself....
Lmao!! I always thought you didn't like Gene Simmons because you thought he was selfish (which he seems to be). If Cheryl didn't say anything, I would have continued thinking so. lol.
He married a trophy wife gold-digger. Now he has buyer's remorse when she's found a better meal ticket? This is just more of the vacant soulless lives of the rich and famous why is this stuff even news?
Neil Schon is excited!??! Of course, the guy is ancient and hasn't had a relevant career for thirty years. Finding a young blonde must be a refreshing change from the normal blue-hairs he eats his early-bird dinners with!
poor old dude! but what did you expect, really??
hope you had a few good times while it lasted!
schlong pic, too awesome!
The Salahis showed themselves to be completely useless dorks from the beginning with Whitehouse gate crashing. They verified it on the reality show. This latest episode is just a natural progression. The dude from Journey will soon tire of this vapid individual and drop her off the bus. The Salahis are really really distasteful people. They are newsworthy because people dislike them so much that they actually rejoice when something negative happens to them.
Didn't Neal Schon just marry Ava Fabian (former Playboy Playmate) in July??
Wonder how she feels about his new little honey?
she walked away from a failed business (the winery was auctioned off shortly after labour day) and a mountain of debt....why is anybody suprised. I expect Neal Schon to be declaring bankruptcy withing 5 years. It's inevitable.
These losers are as stupid as the republican cancidates for president !! muahahhaahahahaha
Gene is the only one who makes sense of this SLOP opera
You nailled it Jenny just like that Neal guy did lol
Nothimg wrong with her wanting a bigger and stronger one :))
Neal Shon...Great guitarist, terrible human. "My friend watched him flip out on a 7-11 clerk. Neal forgot his ID but thought his fame was enough. Poor clerk had no idea who he was. Called the asian man everything but asain.
They'r using the media to yell at one another. So stupid!
Isn't their 15 minutes up yet???
White trash CNN Cinema , I guess they want to divert attention from the downfall of Obama the Great........never was and never will be. To bad Marion Berry isn't around, him and Obama smoking crack would be a real side splitter. Washington is such a joke these days.
He did not know?.....I call BS on that one. He knew where she was. They should charge him with filing a false police report. They got in a big fight, and she finally saw he was a loser and left. They both should find the nearest, tallest building, and do everyone a favor....She ruined it for Journey. They are nothing without Steve Perry anyway.
No class.... Either one of them....
Can we have a media blackout on this twit please?
Salami, Salami, Baloney!
This video shows what she will get out of the divorce:
Why would Schon want a woman with no chest at all when he probably still has voluptuous groupies begging to ride his aging pony?
That's the same way she loved me!
Same day, too!
After Schron bangs her a few times he'll tire of her and she'll be left on her (former) husband's doorstep. Of course Tareq will take her back because he's a fool. If she were my wife I'd make her crawl through dog feces just to kiss my behind. Then I'd dump her like yesterday's garbage.
Face it bro. Your lady is addicted to the spot light. You went bankrupt and she lost interest. Anyone would rather party like a rock star versus being with a broke man.
She "walked away from everything"? Is she referring to the bankruptcy and other litigation?
Can you blame her? She probably just needs a good boning after being hooked up with that frump.
She feels it in her soul !!!!
Sarah Palin's long-lost sister.....all trash
Are you sure that freak didn't kill his dog out of spite????
Tareq has always been a schlub. Always trying to get in the limelight......your 15 minutes are OVER!
She is no winner either
This guy is such a frelling narcissist, blaming everyone else for any imperfection in his life. She ran away because you are a jerk. Sheesh, get some help.
What happened to reticence, and pride?
Tareq just may be on to something !!! Definitely worth hiring a team, forming a think tank and really analyzing the ongoing situation. ;-)
This bimbo is acting like the low class witch that she really is.
She and her husband should have gone to jail for crashing the White House dinner. Why do people like these two low lives get away with things a respectiful citizen wouldn't is beyond me. Then again, a regular citizen wouldn't do what these two ho's have gotten away with!
Good riddance to both. A friend of mine has lost all respect for anything Journey! Talk about lack of taste.
What strange people...
Yeah, she feels me completely...in her "soul"
Suck it up Torque. She's a ho, and you know this.
Actually, groupie is a much nicer word than what I would have called her.
Fake people are like pennies, two faced and worthless.
Yeah...it is called "MID-LIFE CRISIS" --the female version!
Many women carry a kind of "what might have been" torch for the guys they didn't marry. This is classic, her going back to the more glamorous (and probably wealthier) guy she gave up. If she wasn't such a dishonest, fake, manipulative person, I'd say good for her. But I do not wish that woman well, nor do I feel sad for her husband.
Did he think she was with him for his looks? lol. I ain't saying she's a gold digger... but, well you all know the rest.
I saw her on some housewives clip or something the other day. Never saw her before the white house episode and I diagnosed her as mentally ill in about 30 seconds. This guy is lucky to be rid of her. Find yourself a nice normal woman and be happy.
Mid-life crisis anyone?
They both need attention.
Don't Stop Believin', Taraq
She's an idiot, but I would love to glaze her starfish.
The Queen of the Skaanks.
What is it about these refugees from a trailer park that warrants news coverage?
anyone have Michaele's contact information? I'd like to extend an invite to show her my Kiss photo album. I think she'd like it..
Why is she with any of those ugly dudes anyways...Makes me want to laugh. The guitarist is gonna use her like the rest of his groupies anyways...All are losers as far as I'm concerned.
Journey band will never be the same without Steve Perry. He made the band famous! Amazing voice!
now why shouldn't this girl go on a Journey?
Who are these people?
For a man who is so embarrassed and humiliated about this, he sure has no problem blabbing to the media whenever he gets a chance. If he really thought his wife was kidnapped and cared for her safety, he would've gone to the police and FBI first without contacting TMZ. The man cares more for his own fame (or infamy) than his soon to be ex-wife's actions. While it sucks to be cheated on, I don't feel sorry for this guy. He just comes across as a bit sleazy to me.
He did go to the cops first. They contacted the "missing" trash bag & she told them she was with "a friend".
Just a little factoid– Neal Schon just married Ava Fabian (former Playboy Playmate) in July?? Wonder how she feels about his new little honey?
The first reaction I have when reading anything about these two losers is "Ahahahahahahahahahahahah!"
The bottom of the barrel.
Follow the money. She did.
Meh, he's been divorced so many times and got so many kids that I doubt there's a lot of money.
A total publicity stunt – everyones in on it, even Neal Schon's wife I bet. WHY? Because Journey 2.0 has a new album out! And a new single with a new (capable but sucky) singer and all fueled by Journey's re-emergence in popularity or at least interest via GLEE's cover of "Don't Stop Believing".
And add to that Journey's touring right now! I mean, isn't it obvious. All of this will of course spark sales in current album and Journey's catalog.
The sad truth though is that new fans or an older audience may rediscover just how amazing Steve Perry was.
The other sad part of this is that Neal Schon in one silly sales greedy swoop lowered the profile of one of the greatest Rock bands ever. He's lowered them down to a TMZ spoken about band. He's crass-afied Journey and the Journey name.
Oh sure, you can say they've always been a corporate band (look it up Millenials) but they really were a stellar band in studio and LIVE. No frontin', real music.
Rather sad. I don't think Perry, if he were in the band currently, would of allowed this. It would of been seriously, beneath them.
I still love Classic Journey, even their pre-Perry Fusion (look up Fusion, Mellenials...) years, they've always been one of my all time incredible bands in the history of Rock N Roll. But now this? Oh jeez. *rubs forehead* Nice.
I was never really a KISS fan, My little (not so little) brother LOVED KISS! I liked KISS. BUT I love you and your family on your show. So glad you are getting married!
Can you believe these two people. He (Neal) is the ugliest thing I have ever see.Journey may be His band as he says, BUT no one knows who the hell he is and EVERYONE knows the talent and the voice of JOURNEY- Steve Perry!
And Gene- I love your show- laugh- Your Son is hysterical! Forever a fan now! as I am Steve Perry- not JOURNEY!
I'm not Gene Simmons NO!
I'm using a handle thats a play on "The Selfish Gene" which is a famous book written a while ago, look it up. Just a joke!
Nice comment though, i'm sure the real Gene Simmons would appreciate it but for the record I'm not THE Gene Simmons, just a dodo who should and will change the name to "The Selfish Meme" to avoid confusion.
She's a gold digger and she's following the money.
There's nothing funny about this. It's just sad. I could care less about her husband, he's rich, he'll live. Neil Schon is the (overrated) guitarist for the biggest pu$$y band in history. He's and old nobody who makes music for housewives. nuff said.
This blond POS should not get any media attention, she should be shot for breaking into the white house.
Women like this make me grateful for me like Scott Peterson
First of all, who cares? These people are nothing and it's only the media that keeps them from obscurity.
Second of all. She's kind of nasty looking. I'm sure Neal can do a heck of a lot better than that.
She is a fake from day one. Now she is in the spotlight again. Hope she gets dumped it would serve her right. I still don't buy it that she has MS as I lost a brother-in-law to the and have 2 friends with it. FAKE!FAKE!FAKE!
Man I miss Steve Perry....whos that Neal Shon guy anyway?
Who cares ?
Looks like Tareq got his Trophy and allowed it to collect a lot of dust, so someone picked it up and cleaned it off.. I wonder if Tareq wears a Rotary Lawnmower type Turban or a Front Throw Lawnmover type. Also Tareq ... do
own any shoes ? ( not sandles ) what is you favorite past time ? , selling rugs, protesting, camel jockeying,stone
throwing, goat hearding, is you favorite weapon ? Log Chain, AK47, Gas Can, Sword, Yourself...
So she sent her ex-husband pictures of her lover's 57-year-old, dilapidated, dysfunctional penis? And that was supposed to do what? Make him jealous? I can't believe Neal Schon can still get on stage, let alone get it up. Must have a wheel chair ramp.
SHUT UP PERRY!!!!!!!!!
............also STOP TALKIN ABOUT PERRY ............. its always about him its my band for a long time now basically you f()cks
whaaaaaat....i didnt even let her on teh bus....stop talkin about my life I DIDNT EVEN SEND PICS OF MY JUNK TO THIS TOOL this is BS GOSSIP BASICALLY........ok...........BASICALLY NO RESPECT UNTIL I TAKE A DIRT NAP
ex wife #6 here i come..............
and f()ck ALL YOU my name is spelled NEAL N – E – A – L ITS not hard and
She is acting like the blonde wh0re that she is.
............... shut UP PERRY NO ONES TALKIN TO U
Your band sucks sh!t since I left anyways. And the quality of your groupies has also gone wayyyyyy down.
your one to talk about WH_ORES Perry you control freak & every1 knows sherry had a dck bigger than yours
"That was the lewdest, most disgusting thing I had seen". Dude, believe me – there's WAY more lewd and disgusting things out there than some rocker's joint. Do a search on "goatse" to get started.
Does anyone care? These people are like middle aged versions of Spencer and Heidi. There needs to be a remote island somewhere. When someone acts like these people do they get a free trip to the faraway island. One way trip.
B team groupie at best. Touring with the aged "Journey" and the Philipino version of Steve Perry to all of the 2nd rate venues like indian casinos and state fairs.
I always suspected that she was crazy and now she just confirmed it but then again her husband is also crazy they belonged together, but she is a big a flake as Michele Bauchman.
Wow. No matter how hard I try to give a rats @$$ about this couple it does not seem to work. Its weird.
These are the kind of people we unwittingly allowed into our White House and shaking hands with our Commander in Chief. We Americans are tho thmart.
Boy did he outkick his coverage or what??? Dang
Earlier reports about Salahi's dog are aparently un accurate too.
Pooch called his manager earlier this morning, and is crashing
at Lassie's house. He doesn't want to go back home either...
Who and who?
You know journey is a has-been band if they need 50yr old hoes. 20 year old hoes go for the more sucessful bands.
What did he expect? She makes the Kardashians look sophisticated.
Of course, NOBODY saw this one coming.
Obviously Tareq Salahi wasn't a real fan of Journey.
So we'll have to send him a mixed CD of some of their Songs.
#1. Baby I'm Leaving You
#2. Ask The Lonely
#3. After All These Years
#4. It Could Have Been You
#7. I'm Gonna Leave You
#8. Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart)
#9. When The Love Has Gone
#10. When You`re Alone (It Ain`t Easy)
#11. Where Did I Lose Your Love
#12. Who's Cryin' Now
#13. You're On Your Own
Well one thing I will say is that Tareq does not "Walk Like A Lady"... women like that are a rarity these days.
Your nasty wife ran off with Neal SCHLONG, you stupid cuckold! HAHAHAHAHA
These two are just hustlers, people are so simple minded and superficial these days. Everything is reduced to a sound clip & 10 second video.
This isn't news. Stop reporting it like it is If I wanted these sorts of stories from my news stations, I'd just watch FOX.
His wife left AND his dog died. This is the stuff of country songs! Two idiots, the dog had to die to get away.
It's funny how all cheaters say some variation of the same thing.
Once a working girl, always a working girl
I feel sorry for the "fans" of these shows. Those of you who follow this garbage should really try and get out more.
This has got to be the non news story of the year.
Obviously the whole thing is a publicity stunt.
Oh look! Mental patients!
Are you enjoying your fifteen minutes of fame now?
A little celebrity gossip breaks up the day, but in what way are these people celebrities? The musician, sure, but the Salahis? They crashed a White House party. Shouldn't they be in jail for that? Or something? Instead, we reward them with money and celebrity status. Have a train wreck, sell tickets, we'll buy 'em. I think that as a society we've really blurred the line between "famous" and "infamous."
The garbage we are fed everyday as "news". No wonder Americans are so stupid.
I am not sure of this is a publicity stunt and in a few months she will back with her husband planning another attention getting
drama or she really likes Neil Schon's penis more then her husbands. Time will tell.
A donkey's penis is probably more attractive than ole' Tariq's.
BTW Tariq, you look like a conservative white republican but your name says otherwise.
Are you one of those ragggheads who likes to drink, snort coke, fk blonde bimbos...... ah nevermind.
I answered my own question.
Another question: Did you get beat up alot in school? I bet you did.
Like Kurupt said, you can't make a ho a housewife.
In the immortal words of Nelson from the Simpsons, HA HA!
WE DONT CARE ....WE DONT CARE....please quit running junky stories like this! Publish something worth reading.
She's acting like a dummy, you're responding like a dummy. Sorry bout your wife, dude, but shut uppppppppppppppppp.
He was playing out of his league anyway. I hear Kate Gosselin is looking for someone who support her attention whoring ways
Just remember Tareq...."Don't Stop Believing...."
Trash is trash, is trash, is trash! Does any of this surprise anyone?....
I think there is nothing unusual about her leaving Tareq. Regular people do that every day. We love someone, we break up with someone, we leave, we come back. Why not allow celebrities do the same. What is sooo different about them? So she ran off. Good for her! She is in love with someone and the guy loves her. She is very beautiful and she deserves to be loved like we all do. Let her be happy with Neal and Tareq will find another wife soon enough. As of right now, he sounds like a bitter old man. Get over it, man! So what! No need to be in a marriage if there is no love.
These 2 are 'celebrities'? By what standard?
Dear CNN and dear author,
Are u serious about the news worthiness of this?
Is this the role of a journalist to serve a worthy purpose to humanity?
With media comes responsibility, this kind of news dumbs people down, it lights up the flames of envy, hatred, gossip, and lack of confidence. This media has a negative impact on the world.
Please consider your sense of personal responsibility, and consider the fact that you are creating the world in which your sons, and daughters, and brothers and sisters, and loved ones are living in next time you put bread on your table or coke on your glass slab by profiting from this level of reporting.
Make a change in this world, for the better. Please you can, its just a choice. Trust me you will feel better. Help people in their journey through life, it is already a very challenging journey.
I agree. Shame on CNN. This is not even TMZ material. 2 wannabe poser celebrities who are always trying to get their 15 minutes of fame through any means possible. Not sure who is bigger loser. The Salahi's or CNN for reporting this non-story. No one cares. Let her elope with Neal and Tarek deal with his bankrupcy in private. Need to bury this story like he did his dog...
American trash. These 2 should be hangin' out with the Palins.
He's American? His name makes me think otherwise. Then again, I am an anglo american and am thus inherantly racist to the core.
Poor old man, they are always surprised when the young hot wife leaves them for someone else.
Here is a hint: Marry someone your own age or who looks appropriate for you to marry. I would recommend a 55 to 60 year old woman who doesn't look that good anymore, quite fitting for your age and looks Tariq.
Go away you two attention-beggars !!
I have to say, I am a bit disappointed in Neal Schon.. What happened to Ava Fabian?? She was hot, Neal... this is a definate step down...
Neil must be a n!pple man. She got some big ol' gumdrop n!pples.
Mary. MAAAARY. I feel you misunderstand the importance and juxtoposition of the conflagurations of this article. Although I did not read it we can all assume it is racially biased against us goooood African American People.
If that is true, cnn loses. I thought their comments were funny. I have talked with my friend here b4 and was not deleted. I guess I will go back to my normal blog. The comments here are not funny any more. 2 much childish behavior here. Good riddance to all of you. (And your poo poo 2)
If that guy waited fifteen years for her, then he should have her. I'm sorry about the husband, but when someone leaves you for someone else, they have done you a huge favor.
I agree completely! He may not see that right now, but he will. Either way they both will always be annoying. Although I am curious.....How come this situation is embarrassing to him, but he wasn't embarrassed at all the media attention for crashing a White House dinner UNINVITED! I guess publicity pays the bills and it's all about the benjamins.
Hey, it is Journey! But without Steve Perry. If Steve were still with them, I'd applaud her, as long as she didn't leave any kids behind. If THE Journey were still together, I'd be a groupie on tour with them! But Tony is right. If she wasn't interested in her husband but really wanted to be with someone else, then its better she leaves. Did him a favor.
If waiting 15 years equals been married to twp playboy models, I'd say it hasn't been a tough wait. It's just BS pillow talk to get some tail when the tail he has is getting old.
No one wishes to hear about naaaked peeenizes. CNN should be more cognizant and respectful of those who may actually read the articles.
oh yeah, allah hates penises right?
Yeah, you're right jammmal. Instead of nekkid ones, dress 'em up in some puppet stuff! Maybe some Lady Gaga costumes for the little members! And jammmal – it's September, so it's time for your annual bath...
I think the 2 discussed in this article are racist. It shows in every facet of their actions. This sickens me and many others.
Could these two possibly suck anymore?
LOL and agree
She's workin' on it ( literally )
LOSERS.......... Don't waste my time inserting them on your webpage...
CNN doesnt want anyone posting here much anymore. They delete the regulars post almost as quick as they type them.
That's because a lot of the comments have nothing to do with the article... it's about being first or making some random comments about fecal matter.
this article is fecal matter
That girl is nasty ! Where are the regular bloggers lately ? Not much fun here any more.
WOOOOO you called the first lady a _ _ _ !
Just shows you can put a Ho in a nice house, giver her nice clothes, etc., but she's still a Ho.
She was always into flash and glitz. When that little stumpy husband of hers couldn't deliver, it was goodbye!
the dog died likely because they forgot to feed him. Hello !
What nice house? He is broke. looks like she is trading up
You got that right!
This blog story reads like p@rno. GUHROSS !
OH MAN ! THE FIRST LADY HAS RUN OFF WITH SOME GUY ! THIS IS BIG !
Where am I going to hide the Salahi now ?
Serious question: Who are these people and how is this news? Im confused! :)
Hey Baffled, maybe you shouldn't cruise the Entertainment section for news then....
Haha, nice one, I guess she does not want the Salahi anymore lol
Wow – no one, and I mean NO ONE cares about these losers.
Why would a hot looking chick like Michaele stay with a loser like you. Get a life and vote for Rick Perry like all the other losers like you. I tea party proude.
Neal Schon = Desperate
just more crap to distract us peasants while or country goes to hell, not news, Get with it CNN stop posting crap, we need real news and facts not opinions, voting records, what funds went where, what happened to the 12 trillion in bail out money?
Trash is trash, and our little princess here is nothing but trash.
I feel for this poor man. Imagine being used by someone you really love and then have this happen. Then comes
the poor dog's death and that put the cherry on the cake. Karma will come back to bite her on the ass and believe me
this will happen thanks to lots of people's mind-sets. Tareq will come out of this a winner, believe me. Big woop for Journey who will now be in small venues (fairs). She makes the vampires on True Blood look like Mother Teresa.
don't they live in DC?
DC is Hollywood for ugly people.
He's a registered Republican.
Brilliant, Observer. Guess you missed the recent statistics indicating that divorce is higher in the South than anywhere in the United States. Moron.
Hollywood liberals? Give me a break, I wonder if you raised an objection when Newt Gingrich got any of his divorces, or Rush "pillpopper" limbaugh, went through his. What were they doing for family values. Typical republican hypocrite.
yeah . . . typical conservative . . . nothing intelligent to say.
excuse me, Observer. Hollywood liberals? Party of hate. Seems to me the Republicans are the party of hate. Want to make all the money and keep it to themselves. They are to good to be taxed like the rest of us. They are the haters
Michaele Salahi is from Oakton a Virginia native
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