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'Housewives' Michaele Salahi breaks down revealing she has multiple sclerosis

September 16, 2010 | 10:55 am

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Michaele-salahi Michaele Salahi says she doesn't have anorexia, she has multiple sclerosis — and has been dealing with the unpredictable, potentially debilitating neurological disease for 17 years.

(What, reality TV story lines aren't always real?)

The "Real Housewives of D.C." star, who first caught the public eye as the so-called White House gatecrashers with her husband Tariq, got so emotional during the announcement Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" that Diane Dimond, the author of a new book about the couple, took over to actually speak the news.

The book's title? "Cirque du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust," which does nothing but make us smile and smile again.

This blogger has MS as well, for 18 years — in fact, that's why this post wasn't up yesterday. But ...

... because of the perpetual presence of snacks, not to mention the booty we had when we were younger being suspiciously replaced by a larger one, nobody's ever mistaken us for being anorexic. Seems we're not the only one, either.

Then again, we're not on reality TV.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Michaele Salahi breaks down on the set of "Fox & Friends" with her husband, Tareq Salahi, and host Gretchen Carlson on Sept. 15. Credits: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images.

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