You've got to be the most immature diva on the show, and your buddy MJ runs a close second. You don't deserve Mike's friendship.
Living your life on camera is surreal -- you end up dealing with things twice. I've been off of the social media radar for several weeks now. I wanted you guys to have time to watch and process the past few episodes without me interjecting my future sense of growth and resolution. I wanted to blog after this episode to talk to you guys about my journey.
So many people have asked me if I regretted my outburst, and although I'm not happy with what I said, I'm very grateful to the situation, because it brought some very old, deep seeded pain to the surface. I was very grateful for the therapy from Dr. Downs. He taught me something I was unable to do on my own, and that's to put myself in someone else’s shoes. The things I was dealing with had nothing to do with Sasha, the poor guy was just a catalyst for bringing the pain, rage, and emotion to the surface. I'm thankful that he accepted my invitation and my apology, but I have to tell you that I waited until I got to a place when I could offer a genuine apology, and regardless of his response, I would leave with gratitude. I now truly understand the power of an apology. It doesn't just help the person receiving it, it's just as beneficial to the person offering it. Who knew that I could have such a growth spurt at this point in my life?
You've got to be the most immature diva on the show, and your buddy MJ runs a close second. You don't deserve Mike's friendship.
You need to do some serious self reflecting It's obvious you were jealous of the gay Persian (can't remember his name) when you walked into your house. The sad thing is you don't even know it. Quit blaming your country for calling his brother a F****. I can't even believe it has been discussed more on WWHL. I don't find it any better for you to call someone a F**** as opposed to a straight person calling someone a F****.
Reza, How lovely it is that you were able to apologize. Please remember, and let your friends know. Being gay here in the USA has not been any better than it was for you growing up. You might want to speak to some of the gay men who are in their early 50s. "A fake life, or suicide" were their only choices. Ask Michael Korrs, prior to him becoming famous, being gay was a nightmare. In several small towns in Texas less than 10 years ago, there were 15 hate crimes against gay men. In the 80s if you were an openly gay man, you were not hired to be a teacher in NYC! Yes, NYC. A place that should have been enlightened due to diversity in an urban area. Just because it is the US, please don't delude yourself into thinking that everywhere is LA. I happen to know 2 lesbian woman who have not come out to their families. They are in the suburbs of NJ (20min from NYC), so being gay is not accepted. There are so many men who are 40+ that have gotten married to hide what is still considered a "Stigma" to be gay. They have had children, and finally gotten the nerve to come out to their families. Imagine how that feels. So please, stop thinking that being gay in your culture is the only culture that hasn't accepted being gay.
Out of all the reality shows on bravo, i like Shahs because you guys create crazy trivial drama but at least you guys own up to your mistakes and wrong doings and learn from life. GOOD JOB TO THE ENTIRE CAST.
You need to make up with Mike and really take him under your wing.....you wanted the two of you to be partners...therefore you need to help make that happen.....you should want him to have what you have...you have been friends way too long to just leave him hanging....he changed professions on promises you made him...honor them...force him do whatever you need to do that the BOTH of you are successful...you also said that MJ was lazy when It came to real estate....not everyone works at the same pace...but you owe Mike your undivided attention to make this work. Time to mend fences.
I was shocked to hear Reza say that Mike had deserted him in his hour of need! What was his (Reza's) problem or "Hour of Need"? His behavior to Shasa was unacceptable. I think he went to the therapist only so he could find a way of turning his awful behavior into something that was explainable and, therefore, ok. I also think Reza is a fair weather friend. He is as fake as that Cartier ring (as MJ announced). Out of all the characters on this show Mike is the most stable.
Reza I think your jealous of Sasha he's younger and better looking he gave you no reason to come at him like you did before you start to judge someone you need to check yourself
I love love love you Reza!!! You and MJ should have your own show....the two of you together are hilarious.
My dear Reza, you had me at scene one, episode one. The last episode made me love you even more! Not only the clothes, the swagger, the LOVE of champagne, but how you are always so willing to challenge yourself and grow emotionally...now THAT is hot!!!! You have the best sense of humor and aren't afraid to laugh at yourself,again, HOT! I just want to pinch that beautiful face!!! SO Gorgeous! Just keep bringin' the Reza! Thanks for listening..I'd love to spend an afternoon with you and Dom and good conversation... little hopping couldn't hurt either!
Mend fences with Mike. He is your friend and so is MJ. Your behavior lately has been deplorable. MJ has problems but who doesn't? Lilly is only interested in herself. She is a trouble maker deluxe.
Reza...please don't take the negative comments to heart. We do not know you, and you are not perfect...none of us are! Please continue on your road to forgiveness, but start with yourself. I too was critical of you, but I have done things that I am not proud of. Like Michael Jackson said...start with "The Man in the Mirror". I've forgiven the behavior...so should you :) Love Ya Reza!
Reza, There is no excuse for your behavior, we all carry emotional baggage, it's part of life we deal and move on; not beat on other people for it.
Reza..I am proud of you! I understand! My neice is gay and she had a hard time letting the family know. Her mother was against her so she thought everyone else would be. I tracked her down and I let her know that no matter what, she was my neice and I loved her! And, no one had better hurt her in any way! So, as far as Mike goes, he should have asked WHY instead of being angry. Things go deeper than they appear sometimes and I knew the minute you spoke to that young man in your apartment, something was wrong with you inside. But, I am so proud of you and no matter how mean these comments are...keep on growing! And, Mike is headed for TROUBLE with these new friends so you may just have to prove what a real brother is and be there when he falls...and fall he will!!! Love you Reza!!!
Reza, Thank you for making me LMAO reading this blog. You are truly mean spirited and narcissistic. Only reason you apologized to Sasha was because of the backlash you got from the viewers. As far as Mike, he is probably better off not having you as a “so-called” friend because all you do is tear him down. Hope that Karma knocks on your door soon.
A real friend appreciates when another real friend does the right thing. Mike was trying to diffuse the situation at the bar and Reza was clearly wrong. The only reason they are in a dark place is because Reza can see everyone's faults but his own. If he thought he should apologize to Sasha, it must mean that what Mike was trying to do was the right thing. So why are you hating on him, because he didn't follow your lead in berating Sasha? Mike's a better friend to you than you are to any of your so called friends; because they are only your friends if they are doing what you want them to do, right or wrong. Not cool! During the parade, Mike wouldn't even let them talk about the situation because you were not there to defend yourself. You would not have done the same for Mike, you would have just thrown him under the bus! You should take your own advise as given to MJ, GG and everyone else about being humble. I used to think Reza was the level headed one, but his true colors have come out and he is a user and very judgmental. MJ and Asa better watch out, he's going to turn on them again........
so let me give you all my take on the entire root of the actual issue
Reza is a fiery jealous man , he loves his live in boyfriend dearly and is protective.
It really burned him up that some "guy" was taking his pleasure, only he can relax and drink in his luxury place with Adam .
Not only was this it but the guy happened to live close, be gay ,and be Persian. Triple threat!!!!
I totally agree with your comments on Mike's "new" friends. However, maybe if you both admit the truth is somewhere in the middle, you can repair your lovely friendship. Maybe he could have worked a little harder, and maybe you could have helped him a little more.
Rezza, I'm glad your are working to make your lifestyle possible. You seem so self- centered and materialistic. I think your values of friendship are very immature. You seem to really need MJ and I believe you two fulfill a marriage relationship of dependence and support. unfortunately, I feel, that leaves you both unable to find your soul mates that could bring you happiness. The partner you live with seems like a nice guy, but I can't see why he stays with you as he seems befuddled with the way you childishly behave.
You and your friends are so pretentious. People that are truly wealthy do not have to publicize the labels that they wear. We certainly do not know what type of shoes or ties Bill Gates wears. And, I can attest to the fact that he does not brag about the caviar or champagne that he serves.
Humility is an attribute that you may wish to try.
Just read your blog and you say you grew from your attitude towards Sasha. But you can judge mikes friends? Why do you judge so bad. Because they have a lot more money than you and they call you a sheep you have to respond? People may look at you and how you dress and act and judge you? You just sound immature and jealous not even knowing these guys. Maybe Mike blames you for bringing him in and than not mentoring him but I didn't hear him say your the reason he can't afford a ring. He mayfeel you let him down with broken promises. So if a person looks like these guys and wanted to buy or sell their home you wouldnt associate with them? How different did they look than you? Except more expensive jewelry and money. Also your old friend was there Sammy you know he makes his money legit. So I agree you probably shouldn't talk about them, spreading rumors and gossip isn't nice.
Reza, Mike sank so low that he associated with YOU You invited him to come and do business with YOU after YOU threw MJ totally under the bus. Then YOU invited Lilly into this group and then YOU threw her under the bus after YOU did not make any money off of her. As for GG, MJ threw her her under the bus to make up with YOU. You say you are "growing up", that is laughable. As for Lilly,Mike,GG, they are better off without YOU!!
I think you're great Reza and a lot of fun to watch. Your comments are always so funny!! And I think you'd be a blast to have as a friend! I don't understand the comments here trashing you about Mike. Mike was the one that took a stranger's side and never called you to see why you did what you did. Instead, he called you to tell you to stay away from gay pride, the day that you get to have a parade and celebrate you. He didn't ask why as a friend should have done. So I get it and I also get that you are trying to make amends for what happened to MJ and you said earlier in the season that MJ was wrong about the RSVP but that you were on team MJ no matter what. I think that's honorable because you are trying to support MJ and be there for her. This is my first season watching so I don't know the history or why MJ is so disliked in the commentary here. I think she's a riot! I think all of you are and there's nothing so devious and deep that warrants some of the nasty comments on here.
I really feel for you Reza. I can feel your pain. I have a gay son so I know how hard accepting yourself can be.
I think you see things through rose colored glasses. Mike is a good friend to you. Being a friend means being honest with your friend. You are upset with Mike because he didn't go along with your bad behavior to towards Sasha, point blank period. Now your adding crap to it. Mike doesn't work hard, Mike doesn't want to learn. Really, Reza, are you serious. I think you use people until they stop giving you what you want. Shame on you to X out Mike and GG and even Lilly. You really need to grow-up yourself. I can see you kicking you current boyfriend to the curb once you are bored with him and find another sucker to take his place. You have a long way to go, because you take people for granted a lot. The world doesn't revolve around Reza, Sorry.
Reza we have not seen anything of you trying to mentor Mike...nothing that backs up what you said in this blog. I need to see you really did try to mentor Mike. And then to set up a partnership where all of your money is yours...and 1/2 of Mike's money is Yours Too? Damn right there is proof you are NO friend...then you don't even work with him!! You brought Lily into the group and then you say she wriggled her way in...Seriously???? Last season you completely turned on MJ...now she can do no wrong and you completely turn your back on other friends.
You have a Serious Problem Reza and hope you figure that out before it's too late!
Reza, At a dinner party that you are hosting, making nice with a toast to his friends that are there and dissing the people who were not invited, Lilly, GG, and Mike. Who does that? Why bring them up? I'm troubled by your continuous uncouth behavior. I struggle identifying any redeeming qualities about you but normally it wouldn't matter except it does because you put yourself above others when in fact you may not be a good person. I'm waiting, waiting for the Persian warmth and hospitality you promise.
It must have been so hard for you to grow up Persian, gay and muslim/jew in .... Beverly Hills!!! Oh PLEASE!!! LA has the largest Persian population in the US, one of the largest gay populations, and a huge Muslim and Jewish population. Cry me another river.
I'm surprised the Persian community isn't beating down your door. Stop using "Persian" as an adjective or a descriptive verb of your lifestyle. Its just sad.
Mike has to take responsibility for his own success. If he is waiting for someone to hand it to him, he has a looong wait. There is no easy way.
You are so egotistical it turns my stomach. You are only doing what you think is good for the camera's. YOU need to call Mike, YOU need to apologize to him for being such a pompous ass. At least Mike knows how to be respectful to people - UNLIKE YOU! You are the one that is not a friend. If your butt isn't being kissed you kick them to the curb. There MUST be something to the fact that Mike, GG and Lily weren't there - YOU! You are rude and so disrespectful to even your best of friends. Get over yourself - Sasha deserved your apology - but no more than MIke did! You are not a friend and he is so better off Haven't you heard - Money can't buy you class????
Don't enjoy you anymore. You are down deep a mean person that uses people when they are convenient to you. You are funny, but that masks a deeply angry soul.
WOW. I've never before been able to take a step back and watch someone be completely two faced and all out horrible friend just so that your ego is feeling better. I'm sorry, Reza but you completely lost me. You turned your back on Lilly and basically orchestrated the fight that MJ and Lilly had. If you were a true friend, you wouldn't have waited for the day before her party to tell MJ to RSVP. You manipulated Mike into getting into business with you knowing full well he specialized in commercial real estate. You're horrible to GG who really hasn't done anything (shocking) to be in anyones bad graces. And this is how you represent being Persian??? All this is just the tip of the iceberg. People are human and we make mistakes but JEEZ!!!! There is a level to "mistakes" and just being down right evil and I feel that's the line you're at. I hope things get better for you. but in the meantime being a catty mean girl when you're a grown man is not a good look. You have the phoniest friends by your side for a reason.
Reza - you are one of my favorite people on reality TV, you are so honest and funny. I can see how upset you were at yourself for unleashing on poor Sacha and Sacha took it quite well considering everything. However, not to justify your actions, but Sacha is a little annoying at times, his at times very affected voice (nothing to do with him being gay or not), his overt flamboyance, he can be perfectly gay without needing to look like he's going to a gay pride parade everyday and a pair of underpants won't hurt once in a while - I am just saying... I totally understand how your culture persecutes gay people, most cultures with long histories and traditions tend to have a stick up its arse - I am half Chinese and so I know all about that 'pride' that comes with a people with very ancient cultures. The age of Chinese culture is almost that of the illustrious Persian culture (I am a history buff and I particularly love ancient world history) so the Chinese have very similar attitudes to homosexuality. The backdoor whispering, the shame that your family feel about you, fear of what 'others' will think and the general homophobic nature of the culture is just appalling. Hearing you speak about how you grew up, the dialogue is almost verbatim to what I hear Chinese people say. However, you and Adam are adorable together and he's just the nicest guy, very mild mannered and soft spoken. One last thing, your commentaries between scenes are JUST hilarious. I re-watch some of the episodes just so I can hear your editorial on each situation. My favorite is describing Lilly's transgendered or transsexual guest at her birthday party - "I'll cut off my dingaling if I can be with that guy - he was FUINE' - that's too good. Much love and much luck to you.
I think you're a crappy friend. You seem like a fun guy, but I'd rather be known for being a good friend. MJ may have forgiven you for last reunion, but us viewers haven't. This feud with Mike is just reminding us. Sorry, you lost this fan!
I think Reza is one of the dearest reality stars. I love how honest he is with his fiends. I will admit his argument with Mike was a disappointment, the fact that he admitted it & apologized took a lot of com-
passion. I'm sure Reza & Mike will agree their friendship is to important to throw away. I hope so! They are both very special.
@hazeleyes963 I in no way condone Reza's behavior towards Shasha, but you do realize these episodes are taped months in advance.....so how could Reza have apologized to Sasha only because of the backlash he got from viewers? The episode hadn't even been aired yet at the time of his apology.
Honorable....do you have any idea the meaning???? Reza could have still gone to the parade. Mike called to tell Reza that after what Reza did at the owner of float and bar...it would not be a good idea to come and ride the float. I don't blame Mike. Cause who would know what Reza might do to embrace himself again and the others. You must have a low IQ if you think that MJ is a riot. MJ is one hot mess!!!!! MJ had no right to tell Sean anything about GG kissing some other guy!!! Good friends just do not do things like that. After all GG has done for MJ last year...MJ betrays GG. So all the nasty comments are not only warrant it is the truth!!!!! Just keeping watching we will all soon find out about the sex tapes that MJ made for profit!!!!! Wise up sunshine!!!!
@PLM7489 If Reza couldn't accept Sasha than how would he be at gay pride. There are people there that express themselves in a way Reza cant accept and would judge. When someone is causing someone else pain why would anyone defend them if they are wrong? My best friend is my best friend because we can be honest with each other. Reza is actually blaming Mike for what he did. He needs to be a man and accept he is wrong.
@9judgenot He also said the same thing about MJ
You are so right!!!!!
@bjunebug28 He was a little kid when he moved so he could easily adjust to American lifestyle. On the other hand, Sasha was gay while living in Iran until five years ago. He had to fake it until he made it to America.
@TillmonA He talks about people not inviting or uninviting people to their events, but does the same thing. GG hasn't done anything wrong to any of the other cast mates this season. GG invited Reza to the camping trip and he tricked MJ to coming without telling GG to instigate a fight.
I get it too. I have many friends who don't like the perception that all gay men walk around in short shorts, pink tank tops and prance everywhere they go. Sacha oozes that stereotype.