Stacie was inaccurate about what real estate we own. Doing her own research as an agent would be best, not going off others' opinions and gossip. I agree with what Naomi Campbell said to her, "why do you feel the need to tell Michaele they are all talking behind her back?" Gossip and hate only consumes those who hold on to it. Thank You Naomi for looking out for me! I love you!
From what we had been told, Lolly was aware of the theft of a car and polo gear. This was hard to hear and see. It hurt everyone. While we put this behind us, it was brought back up again at the reunion. Lolly's Facebook friend was the one who drove the car. Her Facebook friend has since apologized to the police and some of the gear was recovered from him. Last we heard from the authorities, he was going to meet with the others involved and get a few more of the items they had taken to give back. All we know is what the authorities told us. Throughout the reunion the term "hat" was given. In fact it was a helmet that was worn. While this was painful to go through, we forgave and moved forward. Mary refers to her closet and clothes being removed by Lolly and how it upsets her, can you imagine those who aren't family and experience the same treatment of having things stolen. Enough said.
Jason Backe ... his statement was "Michaele invited us." No. Jason and Ted in fact asked the night before the dinner if they could be added to go. They asked! Our attourney was able to help them attend. Again neither the Secret Service nor Security ever removed us. His story is so outrageous.
In fact, many witnesses interviewed saw us enter through the main entrance with other guests enjoying the entire evening including one of our attorneys. The facts is (and I don't know why we seem to always be defending ourseleves) we never crashed that event or the White House.
I enjoyed her on the show, the others were complete bullies to her!!! She is the only one with a heart on the show. The others haven't accomplished anything spectacular in life except inherit their money or married into, so who are they to be talking about Michaele!!!! They need to get a REAL life, so they won't be busy with Michaele's life!!!! Don't bring them back, out with the old and in with the new!!!
I also wanted to say that I wasnt even a fan of yours until I saw this reunion show. It showed me a whole different side of the other ladies and I know a lot of people feel the same way. We are trying to teach kids not to bully and we have a whole group of grown educated people ganging up on someone without ANY remorse.
I think the other ladies need to move on already! It is sad that they can't seem to talk about anything else but you and Tareq. They were mean and rude! I commend you for handling yourself well. I know firsthand that when you have a chronic condition that affects your health, it can affect how you handle things. I like how you come from a place of love.
I also think Lolly was involved to some degree with the theft - even if it was just having knowledge AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT. I mean really, the girl steals from her mom's closet to the point Mary has to get a special lock for her clothes? How sad.
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. I hope the winery is up and running soon. Karma will catch up with these ladies. It looks like it already did with Cat!
Michaele - I don't know what's true and what's not true. Only you and Tareq do. All I can say is...regardless..you have a MUCH kinder and gentler heart than ANY of those classless, heartless bullies on the show with you. Much love.
If that's the case, why all the snide comments? As far as Andy goes, he's just trying to keep things going for good ratings!
Michaele, No matter what has happened in the media to you or your husband, the other Housewives, including Mary were very classless. I am so shocked at even Mary's behavior. She is one I had actually looked up to. Lynda is a disgrace. Classless...totally classless. Shame on her. What is a big point to me, is YOU are the ONLY housewive that did not BAD MOUTH the others. No matter what happened anywhere, you never bad mouthed another soul. Shame on the others. I hope you stay and Lynda leaves...She is discusting. Andy Cohen, how can you just let her rule your own stage last week? You seemd so shocked when she forbid you to bring Tareq out? What's up with that? Anyway, wish you and your husband the best.
I think this is sooo silly. All this bickering and arguing over who owns what and everyone trying to outdo, out talk, expose and da da da. WHO THE F CARES!! Get a life and quit arguing over this trivial shit! psffff.
I can understand stating you feel someone is being untruthful but to ask for proof? lol. That is no ones business really. Who cares what the Salahoos have?? I don't give a shhht! Move on! If their living in a false world well that's their problem and it will catch up with them in the end. However, no one has the right to publicly say they need to prove it for me because I couldn't care less. What THEY have or don't have doesn't make or break me. So why are ppl trippin out? sheeesh! Sorry but I just can't believe this mess.
MIchael, No matter what the story is, people will believe what they want. If I were you, I would steer clear of these "toxic" people and not be in the show anymore. It is sickening how they look for others to blame their problems on. They are not worth it and without you to pick on, the show will become worthless. Take the high road and move on.
You are constantly defending yourselves because your stories NEVER add up. Why do your explanations always end up with a conspiracy of others lying? The Redskins cheerleading staff, the people in charge of the Black Caucus dinner, Ted and Jason, your brother, Tareq's mother, the entire Federal Government? It's utterly ridiculous and you really are delusional if you think people are buying it.
I think your husband having to mop the sweat off his face during the reunion speaks volumes. Feeling the pressure much?
No one bullied Michaele, they stated facts. All the other women and Andy wanted to know was the truth- and Michaele and Tareq proved once again that they are NOT capable of doing that. I mean, every conversation ended with Andy saying some form of "We aren't going to get anywhere obviously" because Bonnie and Clyde just do not get it. They are delusional and everyone knows it.
I didn't see bullying I saw two people asked specific questions, and those same two people refusing to answer them. The audition tape says it all, they auditioned with the intent of bs'ing their way on the television show. I am ashamed for them and their behavior. And Michaele good luck, that being said I sincerely hope you both are hold legally and fiscally responsible for your actions.
I just had to write and tell you how truly immature all the other wives behaved toward you. They are true bullies. Please take care of yourself and stay positive; don't let them bring you down. You and Tareq deserve much better treatment than you've received. Keep loving and supporting each other and all will be well.
Micheale you are just like danielle staub,even you and your husband get caught on the spot of all your lies you still say LIEs..Stacey is the only one who is educated and she is not bullying you and she even got more class than you.Tareq say he don't have to say sorry for twhat happened the white house it only shows how you and your husband disrespectful and low class.Stacey was right you guys living in your own dislussional world..
I was very saddened to see the other women bully you. They were horrible and vicious. I couldn't believe what I saw and heard. Michaela you were the only interesting and fun one to watch. The others were soooo boring.
I agree that you and Tareq have been mistreated. but the other side of my brain has to ask why. You were not on the list at the Ball, but by the same token, the guard should not have let y'all proceed. And I can believe that the hearing was also motivated by the White House covering its tracks and trying to discourage any other person/s from trying the same tactic. I do have to say that I find it hard that you two would have been chosen over some other diplomat. Not because you are undeserving, but there were others much more deserving, I'm sure. I would hope that you are not delusional and can see how that came across in the show, not good like you seem to believe. Best wishes to you and Tareq, and I hope he really does NOT control you as the other women seem to believe. Best of health to you.
No one was bullying you....they were just asking questions out of frustration, because you and your husband NEVER give a straight answer...you answer the questions with a statement that veers off into another topic...It is insulting. But it looks like you two have had a lot of practice doing it, because you are both so good at it....Stacie was right, you take absolutely NO responsibility for anything you do or say, and are so self centered, that you can't even see how what you do and say affects others...very sad indeed...Your husband only apologized because you asked him too, otherwise it would never had happened and that is not heart felt....and you totally lost me in this last blog, when once again you insinuate that Lolly is a thief....just another unnecessary low blow, and if you had children you would know that you have crossed the line....Since it was so painful to deal with these ladies, then if there is a Season 2, I would expect you NOT to return, otherwise you are not sincere...
Michaele, those were fake tears that you tried to shed when Cat asked you if she made you cry. Maybe she really did. I think though she does dish it out but can't take it sorta type. She criticizes you for wearing a hot pink dress to that republican event, while donning a costume to mock the people there. I feel that she also judges herself when she comes at you with her opinion that you are the fakest person she's ever met.
That said, come on girl, I want to like you, but lentil soup? I hardly doubt that you would pass up an opportunity to be seated at the White House dinner if given a legit chance.
The letters to Michele Jones shows that even up until the day of the dinner, you were never officially invited--- meaning, never officially given a paper invitation yet WTF is up with the ruse of digging through your car and belongings acting like you did? True fakery.
I'm not trying to bring you down. There's a kindness to you that I really like. But lies add up, and soon you'll be swallowed by them. Trust me, I know. I don't think you and Tareq ever meant to cause harm to the White House or the people working there. I think you felt it was harmless, that it would be fun. But as everyone comes to find out, if your harmless-intended actions cause harm, apologize and explain, especially to help the government find out how they can better protect the president. However, you are not honest. And the more you keep spinning those circles, the more you will be unable to be honest about anything, even to yourself, and that's when it gets dangerous.
Tareq's expression never changes --- it's always this smile, full of blinks, trying to shield himself from what he's really doing. When he's talking about how insulting it is for someone to spread such a rumor -- I'd be a little more than glib, if someone made such a horrendous accusation against me. That mixed with the fake invitation search, and having read the Michele Jones emails myself, you guys crashed, almost successfully, because you two do understand something about social engineering than most people. If you look the part and act the part, people who are taught and feel the pressure to please authority figures will bend.
You really showed class on the reunion show. The other wives are such mean girls that love to bully and make fun because they are jealous of you and are so unhappy with their lives. Good luck with your life and I really enjoy your positive and happy outlook in life. It's refreshing! Love you! xoxo
I think that you should be a politcian, you dodge questionns and deflect better than a good majority of them. But I have to agree that people should be more civil with each other...Did someone say this version of the HouseWives was suppose to be "classier" than the N.J. Housewives?
I am glad this season is over. What makes humanity so special is that we all make tragic mistakes in our lives/but we overcome them. I am happy that you are still carrying yourself with class through everything you have been through. I wish you and your husband well and will pray that in the next year you will be blessed as you both deserve it ---- as you have been treated tragically by the other housewives (Yes, all of the other housewives). It is one thing for your life to be focused on. It is another when they cannot live their lives ---- they have to focus on you for their time slot.
God Bless and I love watching you and your husband.
I didn't see any bullying. Just because your cast mates are holding you accountable for your actions does not mean they are bullies. They are allowed to have opinions and ask questions just like everyone else. If you think these ladies are tough you should go up against Caroline Manzo or Jill Zarin.
Lentil Soup?!? LOLZ
Amen...just trying to get answers, and hopefully an honest ones, to the questions on EVERYBODY'S mind.
How can you answer so many questions in your blogs but never in person? All the things you've addressed here in your blog were the exact same things that upset the cast an the world who were watching!
Michaele, I applaud you for being able to sit calmly with a smile throughout the bullying session you endured on the Reunion Show. I don't particularly agree with all of your choices, but my life is not under a microscope and we don't all choose to live the same way, so I can't judge you. I wish you WELL! You may not have all the answers or do everything right BUT you have a beautiful, sweet, genuine spirit and that was definitely consistent throughout the season. Again, I wish you well and keep smiling :)
No one bullied anyone. And like Cat, your "fake tears" were just that! One second you scrunch your face all up as if you are ready to cry and then Cat makes a statement to you and your face quickly changed with dry eyes--not one tear welled up in your eyes.
As for the White House event, neither you or your husband ever showed the fans of the show an invitation. There supposedly was some e-mail--which is not a "personal" invitation. The only GOOD thing that came from you "crashing" the White House event was that it, hopefully, opened the eyes of those in charge of the security of the White House, our President, and our Country!! SHAME, SHAME ON YOU!!
Cat speaks with grace and a soft tone whether she is speaking out or not (and I never had a problem understanding her accent). She carries herself with grace as well. As for you, liking the fact that you actually look like a plastic doll is exactly what one would expect from you. You actually admit that you like the fake barbie doll image of the horrible Barbie Doll replica Andy brought out during your interview? That is simply hilarious--laughing AT YOU not for you!
As for your illness, no one knew you were sick, so how can you state that the women bullied you while being sick? As a mother of children who were born with a life-threatening illness that has no cure, I can relate to your pain. However, I taught my children to be strong young women and not use their illness as an excuse for anything they do. I am proud to say, not once have they ever done so.
As for your real estate holdings...WHO CARES! It's not what you HAVE, it's how you behave and portray yourself.
PAnderson - California
Michaele once again your class sets you apart from all these ladies. I think you are such a strong person and the fact that you had the courage to sit through this badgering throughout the reunion is amazing. It is so pathetic that they have nothing better than to try to put you and your family down. Obviously, they are jealous of you because to keep constantly speaking of you shows that they are indeed intimidated by you and it seems that they can't stand the fact that the spotlight isn't on them. Continue being beautiful and keep that smile on your face. Sending you love, happy thoughts and well wishes to you and your husband. Sincerely, Monica from Miami, Florida!!!
I see no bullying, just people wanting to get some straight answers and other people just dancing around not able to give a direct answer to a direct question.
Hopefully one day Lynda's mind will expand as wide as her hips...good luck and god bless Michaele & Tareq! We love you in Oregon!! Fight the good fight! Kimberly and Grant
Hi Michale, Even I felt dirty watching the ladies bully and pick on you & Tareq tonight. You are kind, loving and gracious... the other ladies need to go back to charm school! It's okay to ask questions, but to yell, mistreat and say "BS" constantly is not lady-like. They need to grow up. Hang in there.. always remember most men are straight up... women are/can be vicious. Love u!!
All I can say is WOW. You and your husband really need to answer the questions. I saw no bullying at all.
Shame on the others for their behavior. I do personally feel your husband and possibly you too have gotten yourselves into situations that were very shady, I dont' believe you were invited to the white house or black caucus dinner. You somehow stretched the remote possibility that you could go and ran with it...NOT COOL. But this does not excuse the girls behavior last night, especially Cat and Lynda whose behavior was dispicable. I hope you will stay FAR FAR away from the show and those meanies! good luck.
I feel you could not give a straight answer if your life depended on it. The other women were not "rude" to you. The other women just held you accountable. Remember the truth will set you free.
It isn't the illness they dont respect it is you. I have to say I did not like the Housewives of DC. There was not one person I enjoyed watching.
I'd love to hear you give a shout out to your team of neurologists. It seems you've gotten excellent care for such an extended time. Why not share your team with the public so others can benefit from their care?
Dear Michaele, This last episode was vicious. I don't know how you managed to take what was dished out to you by these horrible women. This is exactly what goes on in high school. I changed schools because of the same tactics. You don't need these people in your life. I believe Andy wasn't much help either. I wish you and Tareq well and send you peace and love. Chris
All and all....in the end....I do like you but I still don't really care for your husband. Sorry......I do wish you only the best in life and health.
Michaele, I just wanted to say kuddos to you!!! It was hard for some people to watch those so-called "women" giving you such a hard time about everything. Everything they gave you a hard time for, they did themselves. Like they all gave you a hard time about pleading the fifth at the congressional hearings but when Andy asked Linda if she would get married, she pleaded the fifth. And when Stacie said that her husband "snuck into the Nigerian Embassy with the pizza man, nobody seemed to bat an eyelash. That just goes to show that they are jealous of you!! Good luck to everything you and your husband do in the future!!!
What about how her husband tossed wine in a woman's face? Or accused someone's child of serious crimes without any actual proof and devastated her family?? You don't think that's bullying?? I agree that at times the other women acted childish, but Tareq and Michaele are no angels, either.