After writing too many celebrity gossip stories for too many years, you start to see patterns and repetitions. People get married, they have kids, they divorce, they develop drug problems, they go to rehab, they get sober, they find God. All of these life decisions are common tropes we cover here at Pop Blend almost weekly, but every now and again, a story falls so far outside the normal parameters of conventional behavior that it’s almost shocking to write. Pay close attention. This is one of those stories.
On Tuesday, former Real Housewives Of DC star Tareq Salahi went to the authorities after his wife mysteriously vanished. On Wednesday, authorities found out she had apparently left on her own accord with the guitarist from Journey. Earlier today, Tareq Salahi officially filed for divorce from his wife Michaele. Knowing the outrageous behavior that led to it, the termination petition is hardly a shock, but what its content alleges is still outlandish.
According to TMZ, Tareq’s legal brief accuses his wife of publicly parading her infidelities for months, and worse, accuses her new Journey band member boyfriend of emailing him pictures of his penis in some kind of perverted display of one-ups-man-ship. I’m not going to lie. That’s one of the coldest things I’ve ever heard.
Not surprisingly, the filing officially lists adultery and abandonment as the reasons, but it also devotes a few sentences to delivering a big middle finger to the other members of Journey. Apparently, the guys have been paying for her to travel the country with them for months, and ultimately, it seems Tareq thinks they’re at fault for the collapse of his marriage.
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