Mike Shouhed

Mike explains why he exploded during his confrontation with Reza at Asa's party.

on Jan 80

Enough is enough! Who needs enemies when you have "friends" like Reza? What a joke. He's selfish, self-centered, and 98% fake. Reza has betrayed me in our business and personal relationship. He's pushed me too far this time. I have held in my anger, feelings of resentment, and disappointment towards him for way too long. I had not seen Reza in months and these issues had been brewing inside me for a long time. I was like a ticking time bomb. The only thing I could do to ease my pain was to drink!

I was super nervous about how things would go down at the Diamond Water launch. Reza wants to claim that I have a "drinking problem" and that I "party too much"? More slander, he's very good at that! He's not the Shah Of Sunset, he's the Shah Of Bull Sh--! If he had a heart, he would know how it feels when someone you care about rips it out of you and stomps on it; he has really hurt me.

103 comments
mermaidbch
mermaidbch

Love you Mike, love your family and your girlfriend. Reza and MJ not so much! They are the meanest girls on the show. So sick of Reza calling women bitches and MJ with her boobs choking her. They both need to quit feeding their faces.

rachimex
rachimex

all my respect for you standing up for what you believe in it takes a real man to do that  

TempAngel
TempAngel

I am by no means a Reza fan but I just cant understand why its Reza responsibility to make your job and life successful??????? No one is going to just hand you money you have to earn it. You really need to get over yourself. You are the one who took it upon yourself to dis invite him to the parade like it was your place too. I can understand why Reza felt betrayed by you

MalibuPrincess
MalibuPrincess

You seem to be a very decent man.  I have Persian friends who know your family and they are what they appear:  decent and kind people.   You did the right thing standing up for that poor kid.  Dorood!

DaHomie
DaHomie

Glad to see that Mike and Reza squashed the beef.  I give credit where credit is due.  Glad to see that you guys a cool with each other.  I think you Mike, probably thought about what an over the top jerk you were, and finally came to your senses.   I would apologize to reza for the hateful comments about being a backstabber.That is really uncalled for.  You can forgive but is very hard to forget.  Words cut deep dude.

bemaubi
bemaubi

There is a reason Reza and MJ have been friends for so long.  Enough said.

methinks
methinks

Your reaction is disproportionate to the sited offense.  That tells me, you're deflecting attention from something you're doing or not doing.  I've seen a materialistic, greedy side to you this season. Self-destructive behaviors have surfaces, seemly as a result of your postponed expectation of MONEY.  You've assigned "self respect" to money, which can never turn out well.  You seek your parent's approval in way that no parent would be proud of.  Stop picking on Reza.  Deal with you're own stuff.

shanlab
shanlab

OH oh oh so many people are with you, Mike.

playtone22
playtone22

While I can't stand Reza anymore (loved him Season 1 and after that he became this awful person), he is NOT to blame for your disgusting, childish behavior.  First of all, why is it his job to make you successful???  Second of all, you should stop being so focused on "becoming rich" and showing up "the haters".  If I were your girl, I would run quickly the other way.  You are shallow and entitled.  Also, you clearly have ZERO clue as to your part in all of this. 

 

All of this makes for an entertaining show, so I'm not sorry for all of the craziness of this cast, but talking to you as a real person as opposed to a character, you need to grow up and man up.  Oh - and your "baller" friends are not the way to go.  Are they kidding me with the two bimbos walking around their offices?  I mean, seriously, who wears a hat to work in an office?!?

tch857
tch857

Mike you are so right about Reza. He is a self-centered prick and you don't need him to be a success. You are losing confidence in yourself and you need to get your ass in gear and go for it on your own. You are handsome, charming and smart, you can sell property without anyone else's interference. You do have a good heart Mike, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Jess sees it and she is a wonderful girl. Throw out the trash before they do any more damage to your career and life. MJ and Reza are toxic, Asa is sweet but a bit loony, GG needs help with her own issues and Lily only cares about Lily. You are the gem in a pile of junk. Cut your losses and move on. Stay away from those shady guys though. It will really screw your life up if you get involved with them.

2Bhonest
2Bhonest

Also, everyone has insecurities and they can get much worse at trying times in life. I completely understand why you feel the way you do, but just remember you don't need to impress anyone. The people who matter are already impressed.

2Bhonest
2Bhonest

Mike, I felt so bad for you when I watched this episode. You are clearly hurt and it pains me to see you that way. I hope this gets better somehow.

veganess
veganess

I agree with you completely.  Reza is a self-centered diva sh!t-stirrer just like his buddy MJ.  I think you could've controlled yourself at the party - you just chose not to.  There is a saying "Self-comparison is an act of violence", and I thought of it when I heard you talking about how you needed to catch up with these wildly wealthy friends of yours.  Quit stressing yourself out and comparing yourself to them and follow your heart. 

TheresaKP
TheresaKP

Mike, seriously, how old are you? The only thing you could do to "ease your pain" was drink & you couldn't control yourself? You make such a big deal about being Jewish & you can't even practice forgiveness? Or at least acting like a civilized human being? Reza might have wronged you, but you are the one coming off looking like an idiot -- even your fiance told you that you were being a fool.  Grow up.  All you seem to care about is how much money you have & how you superficially look to other people.  You already blew the second one, & here's a clue on the first -- you're not supposed to put your hope in the treasures of this earth & guess what?  You can't take it with you to the next world either.  Is this legacy really the one you want to leave?

debmerc888
debmerc888

Mike: You are a great guy who comes from a loving family. You made a mistake at Asa's party because you were so upset and nervous. You apologized which was right. Reza's shout out was wrong obviously. You have a wonderful girlfriend and just need to find your way professionally. You"ll get there when the time is right. Just work hard and be a straight shooter.

Esmerelda
Esmerelda

Best wishes, Mike! Initially, I loved Reza but he has proven to be a real tool. Same goes for MJ. MJ and Reza deserve each other.

p-note
p-note

Mike you are a really great guy!! That being said you shouldn't count on anyone else for your success!! And for the love of God please do not go into business with your so called shady friends!!! I mean really?? The guys seem like total idiots....

holyday
holyday

Mike , i just want to say Thank you !!!! YOU the man!!!!!

Impressed and happy fan,

cgarden
cgarden

Reba is a nut job seems really volatile - love seeing your girlfriend learn and embrace your culture- that's a beautiful thing? Congrats to you....

zocola
zocola

Perfect example of why it is not good to be in business with a friend or family member. Reza is all about Reza. He's a gay man...come on. What you didn't know that? But YOU! That is what it means to have someone's back...wrong or right. MJ was so right. You tell them later. For example, your parents have your back. Would they EVER go against you to someone else? Never. Never in public. Always tell you later. Reza has REAL issues that you, with great parents, can NEVER understand. By the way, Jennifer is a DREAM person to marry. She is a jewel. I wish she was my daughter in law. Believe that. Treat her like gold Mike.

 

Smithartist
Smithartist

You were both wrong, but obviously Reza's issue goes way deeper...he was man enough to get professional help to delve into the painful core of where it actually stemmed from & man up to apologize, now they're all good. You, as his bf, should've recognized the ironic insanity coming out of his mouth as a deeper issue & simply told the stranger that you don't condone his irrational behavior...then left with Reza. YOU would've & could've addressed it properly (unlike MJ, who just had his back w/out standing up for what is right as well as supporting her friend) for all people there, but flailed in the heightened moment. Pity to waste the charismatic negotiator skills you have. To quote Train, Drops of Jupiter.... Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken YOUR BEST FRIEND ALWAYS STICKING UP FOR YOU EVEN WHEN I KNOW YOU'RE WRONG?

Remote
Remote

Reza plays dirty. 

Dr.Di
Dr.Di

You seem like a genuinely normal nice guy.  I am not sure why you are on this show.  The rest of this crew is truly bizarre.  Consider carefully whether another season of these folks and their antics is truly worth it.  

sc1107
sc1107

Mike, what has happened to you? All I see is an insecure man. You partnered with Reza because you said the commercial real estate was going no where. You wanted to latch onto someone successful and gain what you could from that venture. Not achieving anything you are now trying to be a part of another group that you don't seem to fit in with. You need to stop blaming others for what you have or do not have in life.    

 

As far as the F word incident, everyone, including Reza, knows it was wrong. You, however, are also wrong.  You have simply been looking for a reason to break your friendship with Reza and you used this a your stepping stone.

 

All of you on the show need to learn how to be humble and to appreciate what you have. Greedy needy people.

women_first
women_first

thank u mike for doing what is right and moral because often people condone evil behavior just because they are friends with that person. u did the right thing , reza bullied that poor nice kid from Iran I fund it very weird. what wrong did that guy do, nothing at all and reza went crazy on that guy.bully reza!

DaHomie
DaHomie

This dude Mike seems real fake.  Reza tired to keep it 100 from the jump, but this dude wanted nothing more than to antagonize him and start some crap.  Was Reza just suppose to stand by and take the bullying?  He made a harmless dig on some whack shoes he was wearing?   Listen to what Mike said about him.  Called him a backstabber, selfish, fake.  You can't take back that stuff dude.  It is harsh to say that to someone.  If anyone is fake, selfish and a backstabber, it seems to be MIKE!  Look, Mike is all about himself, he is one of these pretty boy dudes that think every girl loves him and  he comes off like he is a GOD and everyone needs to bow to his words of wisdom?  He seems to be the backstabber here?  Look, he wanted to join forces with Reza in realestate.  Reza was NICE enough to take him on and join forces.  Mike was just thinking that he could skate on reza' name and ride his coat tails, use his connections etc.  Reza could have easily said kick rocks, but he didn't .  It's called WORK Mike?  Your probably used to flashing that smile of yours and you get what you want.  it is tougher than you think.   Your so fcaught up in money and puttin on a front.  You comment on wanting to buy a ring so big it blinds haters?  what a clown, it's called buying it out of love no matter how big.  You are so into trying to impress others it is actually sad.  Reza seems like a real dude.  Flashy dresser, but you know what the dude probably works his ass off and so what if he dresses flashy.  Everyone likes nice crap, but I think the real problem why you are mad at reza is the fact that your plan hasn't worked out the way you wanted in having reza GIVE you commission check and the fact that you NEED to buy some big ring for your chick that you don't have that much cash to spend on it.  You seem to have dogged your "homie" for dough.   Grow up pal, your weak.   

Gingertee21
Gingertee21

all points made are clearly understood

LuzaLuz
LuzaLuz

I can't put my finger on it; but, it seems like you are trying too hard to prove something.  Your mom was very wise in her response to the "blind the haters" comment about the engagement ring.  Your video diary is very repetitive; it's always about you making money to show your parents you are a success.  Also, I think you are milking the Reza incident at the gay club and taking it to the extreme.  It was not a nice thing that happened; but, why are you not over it yet?

Ada@G
Ada@G

Mike you are a loyal and genuine friend. The kind we all need sometimes. With that said, Reza is really showing his true colors and you gave him what he deserved. I hope that one day you and Reza and the rest of the group resolve all the animosity and let go of bad energy. True friendship is more important than a reality TV show. 

ladyknights
ladyknights

Grow up and get a job. Quit the whining.  You have done nothing to try to help generate business except put your face on a bus. You are an adult and if you need someone to spoon feed you go home to your momma..  Reza was your friend and yes, he was wrong in the club and he as clearly upset and where were you. You couldn't hack t in commercial real estate that's why you left, selling real estate  obviously isn't your thing, own up, man up, stop blaming everyone else.  Grow up

WandaP
WandaP

Mike, I get where coming from w Reza. He's clearly shown his PLASTIC nasty spirt. He should of mentored u, but u need to learn walk the talk, hustle, for real estate . Your frusterated w ur self and need to hold ur self accountable, Yeah Reza dumped u, so pick ur self up and move on. I hope this deal works out for you so u can, buy a rIng for ur beautiful girl, clearly she loves you..

jschott65
jschott65

Mike you have been the essence of class since day 1.  Your  behavior at Asa's launch party was inappropriate, but completely warranted nonetheless.  I do not blame you one bit for giving Reza exactly what he deserves.  We've all been there, at least a lot of us have been there.  Alcohol allows us to say what we really mean, but wouldn't normally say.  You finally said what you were thinking and feeling.  No one's mad at you for it, except for Reza of course.  I'm quite sure you're a bit embarrassed for your behavior and wish you could have sat down with Reza and had a civilized conversation, but whatever...it is what it is.  You're entitled to having a bad night, as we all are.  I hate to read negative comments here about your bad behavior when no one's perfect.  Reza deserved it, period.

SwimCards
SwimCards

Please don't talk with your mouth full of food.

Rapunzel66
Rapunzel66

My heart goes out to you over the way Reza treated you in business. Is there any hope for you to return to your former group or join a similar type of real etate group doing the type of work you did before? Don't wait for Reza to "wake up".

I think that's putting too optimistic a spin on it. Walk away and look for a way to get back into something you know so you can save up and get married to that wonderful girl . Happiness is what YOU make of it--don't let a self-centered dishonorable person you thought was your friend ruin your joy.

suzcurt
suzcurt

When Reza took the microphone at that party and made those snarky comments about you I thought that guy is a tool.  Who does that at his age?  You are better off without him.

Myresa
Myresa

You shouldn't have called MJ a bitch. She had nothing to do with what happened. She stuck up for you and told him to call you and work things out,, not to just leave it alone. Are you gay? It should have been him at the gay float not you and who you thought was to be on it. You should have had his back right or wrong. You haven't even asked questions about work. He doesn't know that you don't know what you are to be doing. Mike you need to ask him what was going on with that guy. MJ was right you should have had his back and ask questions later and then told him he was wrong in the way he did that. As for work you not talking to him telling him that you need help and how to do it. All of it to gether is you should have talked to him about everything and not assume that he knows what you are thinking.

DammitDonna
DammitDonna

Sorry honey but you remind me of one that longs for what they consider the finer things in life, but just don't have the drive/patience to put in the sweat to get there....you even admitted you dropped going for a law degree....did you think real estate would make you rich quick....dream on little boy.....dream on.

mermaidbch
mermaidbch

@MalibuPrincess I thought the same thing too. You can tell they are a close, decent, kind family. Very genuine and real.

Cocobeans12345
Cocobeans12345

 @playtone22 Agreed! Also hilarious how the camera zoomed in on that girl's notebook and it only said "Chinese food."

Egrain
Egrain

 @zocola Not following your logic about Reza's failings being in any way related to his sexual orientation.

2Bhonest
2Bhonest

 @SwimCards Oh GAAAAAWD. He had a bad night. You've NEVER talked with your mouth full????

Gingertee21
Gingertee21

 @Myresa Sorry Myresa but  you really have  it twisted. A real friend will never hold you up in mess but they will check you when you are being messy. Reza was beyond messy. Sorry but being gay does not mean Reza deserved to be on the float. Gay Reza should have never called another gay man the "F" word. For that disrespectful behavior, he deserved to be left out. Reza knows that Mike didn't know anything about selling homes. Mike sold commercial property. They were supposed to combine their talents but Reza was never around to do that. Calling MJ a bitch wasn't right but Mike knows that. If you are acting like an ass and you have friends that condone it and support you when you do, you might want to get new friends. Reza has been foul in all of this and it was time someone told him the  truth about his actions, Reza needs to grow up and deal with it. What grown man gets on a mike at a party to clown his friends apparel, You have got to be kidding me.

jschott65
jschott65

 @DammitDonna

 As a child of immigrant parents from the Middle East no one gets the pressure to excel in society as we do.  For us it's all about the degrees and how much money you make in this life.  Americans don't get what it's like, but I do.  He's only being who he is and therefore the pressure ways heavy on him to succeed.  He's only being human.  We shouldn't scold him for it,

Eurogirl
Eurogirl

 @jschott65  @DammitDonna

 We ALL feel pressure to succeed not just children of parents from the Middle East. Stupid remark. Mike just doesn't want to put any work into becoming successful

DammitDonna
DammitDonna

I am not scolding him for the pressure to exel honey....I am scolding him for thinking there are short cuts that will get you there.....his brother spent 6 years of drive and dedication to become a dentist, and many years practicing will come before he obtains the wealth.

DammitDonna
DammitDonna

I am from the southern united states....I type the same way I talk...I say honey, sugar, darlin' just as my mother/grandmother/greatgrandmother did. My comment certainly was not intended to have an 'aggressive' tone sugar.