Who is the man at the center of Joanna and Brandi's feud?

on Nov 13, 2013 - The Dish

A feud erupted yesterday between Housewives in two zip codes: Brandi Glanville, Joanna Krupa and Yolanda Foster found themselves involved in a scuffle after Brandi brought up allegations that Joanna broke up Yolanda's marriage to Mohamed Hadid.

So who is the man at the center of the drama? Turns out he's a close pal with some of our favorite Bravolebs. Here's how we got to know the man, from the lavish engagement party he threw for Lisa Vanderpump to his close ties to the Shahs of Sunset.

The first time we met Mohamed, it was during an engagement party he threw for the daughter of his dear friend and neighbor, Lisa Vanderpump, in his sprawling mansion, complete with camels, poolside mermaids, belly dancers and Kyle Richards working her acrobatic skills into a perfect split.

Fans of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and Shahs of Sunset have seen Mohamed work on his lavish properties, with both Josh Altman and Sammy Younai reveling at the success of the property developer and his stunning home. The recent house tour showcased the glamorous touches on his finished abode, complete with a movie theater that seats more than 50 guests. That was a far cry from the palace that was under construction when Sammy became familiar with it while he was working as a contractor on site. 4,000-pound chandeliers, antique marble fireplaces, pantries that put most of our apartments to shame when it comes to size and grandeur: his digs are still some of the swankest we've ever seen.

Sammy's not the only Shah to hang tight with Mohamed, as we learned when Lilly Ghalichi threw her over-the-top formal birthday bash at Mohamed's house.

Though many Bravolebs have good relationships with Mohamed, one very famous client of his sternly disagrees—and took him to court over it. Back in April, Sylvester Stallone reportedly sued Mohamed for “inexpensive, damaged deteriorating and uneven cabinetry and malfunctioning appliances” in the house the real estate mogul fixed up for him.

Which brings us to the drama du jour: the implicated triangle between Mohamed, Yolanda and Joanna. On the RHOM reunion, Adriana accused Joanna of having an affair with Mohamed and breaking up his marriage to Yolanda. (The pair divorced in 2003; Yolanda has since remarried music producer David Foster.) All parties have denied the affair and Yolanda has said she wants to shed "the negativity" and embrace the present.

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