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Tareq Salahi to divorce Michaele; he's reportedly banned backstage at Journey

September 17, 2011 |  7:29 pm

Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce from wife Michaele. Not exactly shocking news after the media blitz the couple caused last week.

The scandal started on Tuesday when Tareq reported his wife missing and tweeted his fears that she had been kidnapped. Soon it all became clear. Michaele was safe, but she had run off with someone else -- Journey guitarist Neal Schon no less.

"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," Tareq stated in court documents filed Friday in Warren County, Va.

The pair isn’t playing nice either. TMZ reports that Tareq is no longer allowed backstage at Journey concerts, despite having an all access pass! And he’s blaming Michaele’s departure for putting their Doberman Pinscher in a major funk.

The Salahis, married for eight years, started their 15 minutes by allegedly crashing a state dinner at the White House.  They quickly landed spots on “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” but the show was short-lived. Now in bankruptcy, the pair is scheduled to auction off the goods from their Virginia winery, Oasis Vineyards, on Sunday.


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-- Emily Christianson

Photo: Tareq and Michaele Salahi. Credit: Robert Devaney / Reuters