Back in November, Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido announced their divorce after only eight months of marriage. And now Mike has confirmed he's taken the next step by hiring a divorce attorney. He shared the news in a lengthy Facebook post, in which he opened up about splitting from his longtime love.
"Today has been a bittersweet! I finally worked up the courage to hire my divorce attorney. I knew when I hire her, that the process of our split will really start," he wrote on December 18. The Shahs of Sunset star further noted that even though his wife left in back in August, he was still hoping they might reconcile.
"I guess I felt that subconsciously me and my ex may get back together. I can't lie, she will always hold a special part in my heart. I loved her! I thought that she would be the mother of my children," he wrote. "Almost 5 years together...inseparable! So many memories. Met her when she was 21...a baby. I watched her grow up. It was an honor to be her partner and teach her all the things I did. Little did I know, that she taught me twice as much as I taught."
The post continued, "We had many many many ups and downs, but I realize that everything happened for a reason. She wasn't my destiny! I've grown so much over the course of the last several months. I'm not the same man I once was. God is great, and the universe has a plan for me. I'm excited to see where I go from here..."
The split came after Jessica allegedly found texts from other women on his phone. She has since been spotted out with another man. Now, Mike is looking forward to starting his next chapter. "Don't feel sorry for me, that's not why I wrote this. Don't feel for her, she's happy with who she's with now," he said. "Just know that you can't keep a good man down. I love my life today...some days are still very hard, I lost my best friend. I am grateful for everything that has happened. The wisdom gained is priceless. Bless up..."
He had one last message for his fans. He added, "Thank you for all the beautiful comment and messages. I read them all. Makes me feel amazing that I have most of your support."
Relive Mike's epic proposal to Jessica in the clip, below.