Mike Shouhed

Mike shares his bling budget for Jessica and responds to Reza's comments.

on Dec 18, 20130

Hmmm, OK...so, although it felt a little awkward the way Reza apologized to Sasha (kind of contrived), I'm glad he did. It was way overdue! Sasha handled it very well. I feel that these two could be friends if they put their differences aside.



Ring shopping for the love of my life! Kia at Stein Diamonds has such a beautiful collection of engagement rings. It made it so difficult to choose! I want to get Jessica something very special. Now I know the range of prices and how much money will get me what kind of ring. I definitely need to stack my chips. The ring I want is about $50k.

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ddm1984
ddm1984

I just watched as Jessica cooked dinner for Mike's parents... Jessica melts my heart... If Mike lets her go he will lose a very great woman. Hearing what Mike's dad said to Jessica at the table brought a tear to my eye! 


Marry That Girl already! 

lap13
lap13

Mike, please put a ring on it already. Jessica is a class act and all that crap about making a big impression for other people  does not matter. I admit I don't know the Persian  way but (and please don't take offense to this) but it sounds more like impressing others instead of impressing the woman who loves you and  know I don't know her but to convert for you seems like a woman with great love for you and wonderful character and if any of those snobby friends have anything to say about her ring such as MJ or GG....take a look....no one is putting a ring on their finger,,,,its just jealously because they want what you and Jessica have.  Be happy, make lots of beautiful babies and forget all that material BS, yo can't take t with you anyway when this journey is over.  Love to you Mike and Jessica... PS...Listen to your ASA, she has herself together!!!.

br1daw
br1daw

Mike you have showed much class! Defending Shasa and his brother was a excellent example of doing the right thing even when put on the spot. Reza has no character when it comes to others, it's always all about him. Go with the other group that wants to be in business with you! Keep doing the right thing and God will bless you! 

Skullzgirl6
Skullzgirl6

Mike,

I posted before. don't buy into the Persian mozakhraft! You buy what you can afford, my friend.  You may want to go where you can make money, cuz it is not with Reza!  Reza has no respect for people, and he showed it by bringing MJ to GG's camping event. He is catty, and showing his bad, kuni side!!!

 

Good luck, and don't get married before you are ready, and can afford to!  Be strong, and lay off the booze!!  Get serious and take care of bizniz!!!

 

 

 

 

Toeknee
Toeknee

Johnny n tony are greaseballs...very shady n slimy....they should get along with reza well.....tacky how he keeps mentioning the price of caviar....you're bros are cute....and aren't you guys american as well ??????

ladyknights
ladyknights

Mike, I liked you at first, now I think you are a big baby!  Did you think Reza was just going to hand you cash?  You haven't done one damn thing to help yourself!  You did no leave a "thriving" commercial real estate business, you weren't making any money so you went to residential.  You are a coward

for trying to blame Reza for your lac of initiative to sell real estate.  It is really sad that you went behind Reza's back and talked bad about him to your other "friends".  That is so immature!  Grow the hell up and take responsibility for your own mistakes.

 

samsung
samsung

No MIke have you not been warned about the "quiet " ones? They are dangerous and capable of alot. That's why they are so calculating in what they do and say so you can't "read" them. Someone like GEGE is harmless shes alot a bark ,more then embarrassing, but would never hurt you. She puts it all out there. The quiet ones do the unexpected. On the show you can see she is way way way to guarded in all her dealings. Watch out and after you read this dont say nobody warned you.

 

Boogaboo
Boogaboo

Mike, as a real estate agent myself, I am completely on Reza's side. You have to work your butt off in the early years....it's hard work!! The idea that you could partner with an established real estate agent and start making loads of cash right away is laughable. Everyone would do it then! You expected Reza to hand over his leads, his hard work on a platter while you played. Seriously, he could hire an assistant if he needed help which would be far less costly than having a charity case for a partner. And those clowns that you were playing poker with? Are you crazy? Where are your morals?

kiki16
kiki16

Jessica is a beautiful girl!! All the best or a long HAPPY and LOVING marriage!!!!

taffi
taffi

Mike,  I have been around a lot of Iranian families and NOT ONCE have I ever seen them approve a marriage outside their race and ethnicity.

Your storyline is such a bore this season, not even  Sasha ( the actor ) could bring up the ratings.

chicagoboyatheart
chicagoboyatheart

Dude, if you had any deals everyone would know about them, because that's the type of character you have. So, me thinks your friend Rezza is correct, you are a little lazy and jealous/envious. What does your Hebrew teachings tell you about these things?

C.Riegel
C.Riegel

The guys he was at that party with were downright sleezy. I have members in my family who have attended prestigious colleges and have earned millions. None of them conduct themselves the way those greasy men did. The way they talked about women, even those in attendance, coupled with the way Mike seems to idolize them should send severe warning signs to Jessica. 

TTB
TTB

Mike shows good values on some things, but I'm tired of him and his family insulting white people and Americans. PS Italians are caucasians...

Skullzgirl6
Skullzgirl6

Mike, I was highly suspect when Reza proposed partnership...Khely muzi-e!!!  Valesh kon! Go back to what you were doing and who you were doing it with.  Make your own money!

 

Also, you buy the ring you can afford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop trying to live up to the Persian mozakhraf!  It is superficial and not realistic!!! I know the culture too well.  You be you!!! Not your friends!!!  Stop buying into this phoney stuff!  That group of people are mostly ashgal.  C'mon, Keylimi are strong! Don't weaken...live up to your heritage!!!

biancashines
biancashines

You'r such a perpetrator. you Know you ain't marring that hot Italian.  Don't showboat

bestofboston
bestofboston

I used to like you Mike but not anymore.  That comment your brother made about you marrying

"an American", I found that to be very offensive. I'm tired of people coming into this country and bashing it but

they have no problem making money here... And you sitting around a table full of buffoons and fools - why

would you even want to be associated with people that act like trash?  I think  you need to take a step back

and rethink about who is your friend and who isn't.  If people are going to judge you by the amount of money

you  have then they are not real friends.  Just look at the women that were are the poker party... do you not realize

they are there for the $$$$$$$$$$.  Mike - wake up and be your own man.

martyc
martyc

Mike, what can I say?  Figure out what you want to do, go to school.  You need to support yourself.  Maybe work harder.  Maybe you need to go into business with your father.  For goodness sake, the diamond ring is not important, supporting the lifestyle for you and your wife should be your priority.  The group at the poker party certainly didn't impress me.  What a group of losers, stay away from them.  How can you go to Jewish classes and plan for a future and then associate with a group of good time buddies that don't want a stable life and family.  Screw you head on straight it is veering to the wrong side.

taniasveta
taniasveta

here is how i see it. Reza needed help because it is hard to work alone. Yet when it came to sharing with Mike, he tossed him to the side. That is a problem for Reza because he cut his future growth by being too greedy. Mike should of known better that you do not partner with friends unless you want to loose the friendship. Mike, do not flash money as if you are rich...it is ok to not be rich....spending tons of money on a bus while Reza does not give you a penny of work is silly. Talking about 50 grand ring while you live in a condo and have no income is not a good look on you. You are too Persian to feel ok without a dollar signs jumping out of you.

taniasveta
taniasveta

most OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY do not feel bad because they don't make big bucks. You can be happy without being a millionaire. Too many people obsessed with thinking success in life is measured by how much money you got. I do not have a million and i am happy. I work hard...i like my work and have enough to feel secure more-or-less. The ideals of Reza-like emigrants assuming that you are bigger person because you have more money is a sign of insecurity and false goals in life. You do some pretty stupid things...like spending 35 thousand on a bus or spelling out how much money you want to spend on a ring. You  exposed your weakness by doing so.

Your mom is right. 

p-note
p-note

You can't count on other people for success!! You can only count on yourself.....

jillyc
jillyc

Reza didn't apology for Sasha he did it for himself.

enoevian
enoevian

Why is Reza responsible for your career and income. You sound winy. And, like a poseur. Work hard and get it done on your own.

bravo-tv-viewer
bravo-tv-viewer

I like you the most of all out of everyone on the show. I are mature, you are kind-hearted, you are rational, and you are on the side that is right, not blindly backing up someone who is wrong, just because he/she is your friend. Reza is such a low-life. He's not worth your time and seeing how he has issues with someone EVERY season so far, shows that HE'S the one with the problem and needs to grow up. I hope you broke away from Reza in regards to business and went back to what you were doing before making the big mistake of joining up with him. However, Mike, you shouldve known what you were getting yourself into when Reza went behind MJ's back to partner up with you and the way he treated and threw MJ - a friend for over 20 years, under the bus. In the future, you should pay heed to way people not only treats you, but how they treat and speak of others, because that's how they will eventually treat and speak of you. Good luck. :D

shysharon
shysharon

Those rings are or billionaires that don't feel like it's expensive. If it's a stretch, you're not complimenting her by buying it, you're keeping her from feeling her new family will be secure.

Pottymo13
Pottymo13

There is nothing more sad than a human being measuring his worth by how much money he or she has. Reza spending 3500 bucks on fish eggs, that in the end.....hint hint comes out the same way as a 2 buck hot dog and Mike wasting money on a bus sign, that no one really pays attention to unless we're at a stop sign, I mean this type of apulance makes the angels in Heaven weep when we all know what that money could do for a hungry child. 

angelsjewels
angelsjewels

Mike I felt so bad for you last night.  Here you trusted Reza to mentor you in your partnership and have gotten nothing...except the lose of a friendship.  Reza obviously doesn't understand the definition of being a mentor.  To partner up with he keeps all of his fees and takes 1/2 of yours even if he isn't helping you???  Damn!  I do hope someone helps Reza pull his head out of his ass and their hasn't been permanent damage done to your friendship.

 

It is more than obvious that you are putting in the time and willing do work hard, so I hope whatever you end up doing in business will only be bigger and better you.

9judgenot
9judgenot

What is she going to do with a 50K ring except show off.  That money could be spent on a nice home for the both of you.  Make your money work for you don't work for your money.  Be smart get her a nice bling and as the years add up get her something bigger when money isn't an issue.  You still have the wedding and honey-moon to thank about.  Your girl doesn't come-off as materialistic don't make her that way.

PJGambler
PJGambler

Don't get caught up in the fleeting pressure of conspicuous consumption, it will only make you sad.

waytogo
waytogo

You are not a High Roller and your so called friends are in my opinion making fun of you and your little income.   You need to get your ass up and go to work hard instead of counting other peoples money.    

waytogo
waytogo

Mike... I like you but your having to spend $50 k on a ring just to keep up with the Jones is rediculous.  You need to get your head out of your pity party and quit expecting Reza to help you.  Do it yourself.  Even your Mother said you were not ambitious enough for residential.    And please quit saying you came from a thriving Commercial Real Estate career.  The last deal you made your commission was only $40.thousand, and Reza was so much more that you wanted some of the big bucks.  Envy is a sin and you need to stop trying to make money the easy way.  everybody has to work for what they get, unless it is elligel, which I would believe that is what some of your so called friends are doing.

katesuthflor
katesuthflor

Cant get over the comment your brother said about jessica not needing or deserving an expensive ring because she isn't Persian!!! are u serious?? she is converting her religion to become jewish for the love of God!!! and take a look around u moron, u live in america and we all love nice things!!!!!!

4RealNow
4RealNow

Mike, you know that Jessica is going to see that show and she will know that you wanted to give her an expensive ring but she seems like a sweet person who wouldn't care WHAT her ring was like.  Your brother's comment about giving a Persian woman a big ring but not a white woman really rubbed me the wrong way.  But, then again, maybe a white woman has more common sense  and wouldn't want money wasted on flash.  People with insecurities feel the need to put on the bling.  The richest people in the world are rarely flashy.  Mike, I have always felt that you are the logical one, the intelligent one and the peacemaker with a good head on his shoulders.  Stop whitening your teeth so much, stop comparing yourself to your brothers (they would die to have your good looks) and bring money hunger down a notch.  You will garner the success and money you deserve.  Stay humble.

elaine43
elaine43

mike you haven't got a pot to pee in,andyou are looking at 50k rings,first get a decent job,I think you want everything handed to you,it doesn't work that way.You are the one that has to grow up,otherwise you are going to lose your girl

bjunebug28
bjunebug28

Mike, you seem like a genuinely good guy but if you don't want to lose your lovely girlfriend, you need to get a few things straight.  First, being enamored with men who have 50 women because they pay their rent is pathetic.  Placing so much importance on the cost of the ring only because you want the world to see what a baller you are (or in this case, are not) only shows that you care more about what other people think than how your girlfriends feels.  Finally, your desperation for some get rich quick scheme will only leave you sad and broke, and no woman wants to be with a man like that.  

kekekinz1
kekekinz1

I like you but the dig about Reza not being classy is null and void after we saw who your friends are at the poker game.

Liznorris
Liznorris

@C.Riegel thank you!! Men that have money and then act like total d-bags because of it makes me sick. I also feel very sorry for any girl who thinks that's all she's worth. I'd rather be poor and have a man respect me than be with a guy like that. YUCK!

Mischa88
Mischa88

 @bestofboston     Although, I do agree with you on his poker buffoon friends.

 

Regarding your comment "I'm tired of people coming into this country and bashing it but they have no problem making money here."

 

Mike and his siblings were American born. He's just as American as you and I. If you can be objective, what his brother was saying wasn't casting American women in a bad light. He was simply stating that if he were to marry a Persian girl, they would have to spend a lot of money due to the fact that they need to "show face" in the Persian community. The expensive wedding ring, engagement party, and big wedding is more about Mike and his family's reputation (just like his younger brother's grad party).

 

His brother knew Jessica well enough to imply that she's well-grounded and doesn't need all bling to show or save face.

 

 

Bobbie.T
Bobbie.T

 @taniasveta Perhaps if Mike had actually DONE any work, Reza might have been able to share.  Mike wanted a quick-fix job that paid him a lot of money, for doing absolutely nothing.  It just doesn't work that way.  Just exactly what did Mike put into the business?  I mean other than his attempt to showcase himself.  I used to like Mike, but he has shown his true pompous colors.

Bobbie.T
Bobbie.T

 @bravo-tv-viewer  Wow.  We must be watching different shows.  I'm seeing Mike as a do-nothing-but-expect-to-be-wealthy individual.  All Reza ever wanted was a partner that would actually DO something to help promote the business and bring in clients.  Mike just wanted to wear a thousand dollar suit and act like he had a j.o.b.   Problem with that is, he didn't actually do any work.

conishkee
conishkee

 @Pottymo13

 Ouch!  And here...here.  On this one I HAVE to agree, 'cause I'm all about feeding the hungry.  Materialism at its best!

msmith76
msmith76

His brother said that she is American and she does not expect a big diamond.  I don't think he meant it to be offensive.  However I don't think he looks at how Jessica dresses.  She would not be happy with a $5000.00 ring.l  A $25,000.00 ring would probably do to start with a promise to upgrade.  This has to do with culture and social class as opposed to nationality.  My first ring was $17,000 and my husband updraded it in five years.

cinchy
cinchy

 @bjunebug28 Ewwwwww.  Those high roller 'friends' of Mikey . . .  I just had to take a shower and clean myself after watching such filth.  Mikey envies those guys.  Hmm, well, I'm wondering how Jessica's parents feel when they watch him associating with skanks like those guys.  Yuck. 

 

Mike's brothers gave him good advice about the ring.  Mikey just wouldn't listen.  I'm a Mike fan, but I'm kind of disappointed right now. 

msmith76
msmith76

Reza is not classy.  What classy guy wowuld even consider purchasing caviar out of a vending machine?  How tacky.

taniasveta
taniasveta

 @Bobbie.T Reza had allot of work and needed someone to help him. Well, then he has to pay for someone who shares your income with those you hired to work for you. Thta simple. For Reza to grow, he needed a partner to handle more customers. yet. he treated Michael badly and now nobody will work for Reza because he cannot be trusted. That is a limitation for Reza,  Mercedes was a better fit for Reza.  She has no family to support and needs Reza in her life regardless. 

ElaineM
ElaineM

 @cinchy  @bjunebug28 I know - they seemed to be very scummy.......   if I was Jessica, I would not like my future hubby hanging out with a bunch of jerks like those guys!   Shame that Mike has to be jealous of what everyone else has.......pathetic

Boogaboo
Boogaboo

@taniasveta @Bobbie.T If Reza is so overwhelmed with work, all he has to do is hire an assistant and pay them a salary instead of splitting his big commissions with a charity case like Mike.