Cast Blog: #SHAHS

Finding Namaste

Mike explains his relationship with GG and what he hopes you got from this season of 'Shahs.'

Bravotv.com: Tell us a little bit about your relationship with GG over the years. How has it grown and changed?
Mike Shouhed: I met Leila, GG's sister right when they moved to Los Angeles. I was the first Persian guy she had met. We had a math class together at Santa Monica College. We quickly became friends and got very close soon after. I met Golnesa at their parents house one time when I was over. I didn't think much of her. She was very young, pre-nose job, pre-developed, quiet and a lil "nerdy."

Fast forward years later, she turned into a beautiful woman. We can relate to one another now. We are good friends, we talk, we hang out, she comes to me for advice. I am helping her find "Namaste."

What do you think GG needs in a man?
Mike: GG is a very outspoken, quick to the draw, fire racker. Her man needs to be dominant, in the sense that he can give her guidance with intellect and wisdom. She needs a man that won't try to over power her with fear and anger tactics, but with sweetness and serenity. Any man can make people fear him but it takes a real man to have people follow and love him.

Bravotv.com: Why don't you think anything will happen between you guys?
Mike: She's not my type! Although I love brunettes, my girl will be fierce -- not by yelling and having a temper but with making her presence felt because of her energy. A woman is so much sexier when she is classy and kills with kindness. Attitude is sexy, but not all the time. . .Bravotv.com: What did you think of Sammy's decision to bring Navid to the blind date with MJ? Did you think it was fair of MJ to leave?
Mike: I think it was a horrible idea! I'm shocked that Sammy would do such a thing to our girl MJ. Navid is a great guy and a sweetheart (at least to me). I know a ton of guys who would have given their right arm to hang with Mercedes. I dont know what Sammy was thinking. I think MJ had every right to leave. Navid was being way too aggressive! NOT COOL!

Bravotv.com: What did you think of GG on the date?
Mike: Can you say SUPER AWKWARD!?! The guy was a total dork. He was leading the date, the way a real man should. GG needs to go out with more guys so she doesn't seem so nervous.

BTW, soup??? That was another party foul. If a girl doesn't want to eat on a date, she should order a salad. Oh yeah, her date just watched her having a hard time with her food and laughed. What a chump! Get up and get her a fork dude.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Sammy's reaction to MJ's attitude about the set-up?
Mike: I think Sammy should have been more humble. An apology was in order and instead he flipped it on her and made her feel worse. NOT COOL!

Bravotv.com: What did you think of MJ's moment with her mother?
Mike: MY HEART BROKE!!! I love MJ, and I know she wants her mothers approval. Vida should be proud of MJ. My girl is so sweet, so lovable, and all-around amazing. Vida needs some counseling. Maybe my mom can teach her a thing or two.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Asa's music and her "coming out" party?
Mike: SUPER DOPE! I love "Tehrangeles"! Awesome song! Makes me want to move, dance, and smile! My girl Asa put her heart and soul into it, and her song is a HIT! The party was absolutely beautiful. Homa was very gracious and kind to allow Asa to use her beautiful home.

Bravotv.com: What did you think about this season of Shahs? What do you hope people learned and saw watching you guys?
Mike: This last summer was one of the best ones I have ever had in my life. Filming the "Shahs" was so much fun. To see how the show played out over the past six episodes was epic. We put all of our emotions, trials, tribulations, successes, and defeats for the world to see. I appreciate everyone that supported our show. The emails, tweets, Facebook posts, and messages proved to me that we were able to entertain and touch people all over the world. That to me says that this season of Shahs of Sunset was a major break through hit.

As far as what I want people to learn. . .please don't judge a man or woman until you have walked in his or her shoes. This show was never meant to be a documentary. It was meant for entertainment and to allow the world to see six fabulous friends (who happen to be Persian) living their awesome lives while you watch.

GG: I Wish Things Were Different

GG explains why she finally had to confront Mike about Turkey.

Bravotv.com: How was Asifa's cooking?
GG: They say the fastest way to a man's heart is through his belly... well Asifa won't be qualifying in that aspect. I've never tasted eggs so bland. The scrambled eggs looked like they got a beat down by an angry crack head and they tasted even worse. Hopefully Asifa is good in bed and can keep her man for those skills instead of her "cooking" skills.

Bravotv.com: Why do you think you weren't interested in dating at that time?
GG: I've been in back to back relationships since I was 15 years old. I have sort of lost my ability to love a man, and I simply get into relationships knowing I'll break up with them soon enough. I was hurt very badly once, and I've become pretty numb to love ever since. I simply want to take a moment and be single and reflect on myself and what it truly is that I hope to get out of a relationship. Learning to trust again is not easy. Especially when so many men cheat!

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to confront Mike finally at Shervin's party?
GG: Many people don't understand the dynamic between me and Mike, and they never will unfortunately. After the incident in Turkey, things became very awkward between us, perhaps because of his guilty conscience, and he would always talk to me in an angry way. I had warned him many times to stop talking to me like that, but it only got worse. Mike was being extremely disrespectful and condescending toward me; so much so that everyone else noticed it too. After giving Mike a million failed chances to be nicer towards me, I couldn't respect him anymore. I was holding onto a secret that I knew could damage him, but I did it out of respect for our 20 years of friendship. But how does anyone hold onto loyalty for someone that is walking all over them? I wish things could be different. But he never made the effort. His guilt led him to be so mean to me and enough was enough. I had to drop the bomb.

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