False alarm! Michaele Salahi wasn’t kidnapped, as previously believed by her husband Tareq.
Apparently, she ran off to be with another man … and clearly forgot to tell Tareq what was going on!
Earlier today, Tareq — who appears alongside his wife Michaele on Bravos “Real Housewives of D.C.” — reached out to TMZ, and told them that hadn’t heard from his wife since around 11 AM yesterday morning when she told him she was going to get her hair done.
But she never went to the appointment, and she had been missing ever since, leading him to believe that she had been abducted and was being held somewhere against her will.
“We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help,” Tareq said in a public statement through TMZ. “It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay.”
Tareq says he called the cops, but he felt as though they weren’t taking the situation seriously enough, so he reached out to TMZ in hopes that maybe the media coverage could get a better response out of the Warren County Sherrif’s Department.
He also provided a phone number for people to call with any information, saying, “We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities and please approach her and contact the authorities to intervene and that she may be forced to say she is okay, when in fact she is not and being held under possible abduction.”
But it turns out … Michaele Salahi wasn’t kidnapped at all, and was definitely not being held against her will.
According to new reports from TMZ, Michaele has run off to Memphis to be with an ex-boyfriend of hers named Neal Schon, who is tlead guitarist for the rock band Journey.
TMZ broke the story … Tareq called authorities several times last night and today, claiming his wife has been abducted, because she left without taking her belongings.
But now we’ve learned … Michaele (pictured above with Schon and her husband in 2010) has been dating the rock icon, went to his show in Nashville last night and is currently with Schon in Memphis, where Journey is set to perform with Foreigner.
Scoop Marketing, the rep for Journey, confirmed with TMZ that “Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together.”
We’ve also confirmed Michaele has dated Schon in the past and she’s called it an “intimate and passionate relationship.”
WOW! Those reality TV stars are somethin’ else. SMDH…
Michaele know was wrong for that though … she could have at least left dude a note or something. Now he just looks like a big ol’ doofus!! (LOL)