Michaele Salahi

Michaele opens up about her MS and the cheer leading incident.

on Sep 23, 20100

Dress Worn: Redskin uniform 

Shoes Worn : Christian Dior

I want to thank all of you for your heart felt words you have expressed to me about my health and Multiple Sclerosis. I wanted to come out and share my personal health condition to all in hopes to do public good and inspire others. For 17 years I have been able to keep it personal to me, but I decided with all the rumors and misinformation out there about me that I would get a jump start on the media and share it. My hope is to make a difference for others with, “How to have MS not to let MS have you.” This same principal can be applied to any illness or health challenge. I have been a long time supporter behind the scenes with our National MS Society in DC, and I will continue to support and be an active advocate.

Delegate Dave Albo (Republican from Virginia) has been very supportive of the Virginia Farm Winery Industry, Agriculture, and Tourism overall. It was Delegate Albo that Patroned the House Bill my husband authored that forever changed the Virginia Wine Industry to do what they can do today.  The whole idea of the bill that became law started when I shared with Delegate Albo at a party that if I had my family out to Oasis for Thanksgiving that Fauquier county would count that as one of Oasis’ “events.”  I say it often throughout the show, and it’s so true, Fauquier County reminds me of that movie “Footloose.” The country unfortunately has had a documented history of attacking the Virginia Wineries in its county. We changed that!

Virginia wineries back before this law passed were limited to the number of customers that could attend activities at the wineries. Having family for Thanksgiving is a part of sharing life. Delegate Albo agreed to help. Tareq began to write the new law. I began to lobby for it. Lobby?! What?!

I had to learn how to lobby hard in Richmond for nearly 2 years to get this bill passed. The thousands of hours that went into this first perceived controversial House Bill, eventually passed the House and the Senate nearly unanimously, and that says it all! We rocked it! I thank Jennifer my loyal assistant and Amy Lynch, who both worked so hard with me on this bill.

55 comments
krisit nc
krisit nc

Amen! Cause what's done in the dark us gonna come to the light and you are just gonna end up being really embarrassed! You soon wont be able to repair the damage that you have done to your reputation nor your character! !

dotsied
dotsied

I would like to know too!! I would love to buy that jacket! Please share the information!! thanks.... D

alishaincali
alishaincali

Hi Michaele, there is something about you that makes me leave a comment on your blog. Maybe it is that I see a little of myself in you or maybe it's that I see how the others are treating you. I know it is only a show that you are on and I'm really not sure what is real or not, but I am moved to leave positive comments for you. You are a very sweet person and that totally shows through on screen. The other girls are confused and if they were outside looking in, maybe they'd see how wrong they are being. You have a good heart, you mean well and I think that most viewers see that. I know it's hard, but don't you worry about anything negative said about you by anyone. I don't think I'm properly conveying in this comment what I'm really trying to say, but I just want to give you my support and positive comments. Get what you can from this opportunity and don't worry about anything else.

Nurse Mildred
Nurse Mildred

You are perfect!!! Don't change a hair on that gorgeous head of yours. Btw, red is definitely your color!

Reality check
Reality check

I am not in the right income range but I have a couple of friends that are and truly represent Miami. How can I submit my suggestion to have a Real Housewives of Miami so I can suggest they interview them? Sadly Miami isn't ever correctly represented and this would be an actual representation of the real Miami.

ANGEL of the Morning
ANGEL of the Morning

Michaele, the other girls are so jealous of you. Obviously you are the best looking and have the best figure. I understand this. Fat girls always hate the slim wants. I am sorry for you. I was diagnoxed with MS but later found I have Fibromyalgia. God bless you. I hope all goes well. Do not these PIGS hurt you. You are beautiful and they are SOOO jealous!!!!

Me in Chgo
Me in Chgo

M~ As someone of Indian descent, I want to correct you on the type of dress you wore in last night's episode. It's not a "sari" -- a 6' long piece of fabric that is wound around over a petticoat and pleated in front before being draped over the left shoulder, but instead, you wore a "Lengha". A Lengha is a blouse and decorated skirt, and a long piece of fabric that is draped over the body as you wore last night. I'm disappointed you (and everyone around you) continued to call the outfit the wrong name.

My mother and grandmother both have MS and I am sorry to hear you also are afflicted with the disease. My mother has found vitamin D therapy to help a great deal with her symptoms and to keep it from getting worse.

Best of luck to you...

karentc
karentc

The only think to say about last nights episode is, OH MY GOD!!!!!

Cate in Seattle
Cate in Seattle

Michaele, you are a strong, beautiful and intelligent woman and an inspiration to many. I wish you all the best!

Amy Delvin
Amy Delvin

Seasons go by? There has only been 5 episodes. This is season #1

karen 0408
karen 0408

I really like your positive spirit, smiles and hugs. You are like a ray of sunshine entering a room! Be sincere though, and it will go a long way. I did not understand your late arrival at your friends birthday party with the limo and police escort. It said A LOT about your need (or your husbands need) to feel important and to need the spot light to always be on you. Sad, really.

You mentioned that you used to go to the White House to do the make up of the Vice President, and staff. Did I hear that right?

MeriJ
MeriJ

Happy birthday, Michaele.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Your scenes with the other DC Housewives seem to have become fewer and fewer as the season goes on. Why??? Do they not want to spend time with you and Tareq, or is it the other way around? Just wondering. . .

LorraineAguirre
LorraineAguirre

I really like Michaela. The "View" ladies, reporters, and other housewives, have made her out to seem desperate, materialistic, party-crasher, etc. I like the way she keeps her head up high. I character is a bit bubbly, she has a husband that dotes on her. What's wrong with that. The only thing I can say is Jealous people. My husband of 26 years, is doting, and loves me for who and how I am. And am sorry that her husband is misrepresented. I can't believe I also at one time only disliked you because how you were portrayed. You should sue them all for defamatory. Love what I see in both u and your husband. God Bless and may his peace protect you surpasses all understanding.

je
je

I really enjoy you on the show. After tonite show when the other three were talking about you, I had to laugh because Mary was saying how she doesn't talk about anyone. lol

carolina600
carolina600

mrs salahi you are the best of the show, the other ladies not so much if you werent in the show I would not watch it there really nothing interesting in it, now having said that I think you are in denial girl wake up, you are kind of living in fantasy land come back to planet earth, dont follow along all what your husband says, he need a little adjustment and he is taking you with him. Just a thought but you are great!!!xoxoxox love and kisses

Loralei Renee
Loralei Renee

Love watching you! Love your energy & super positive attitude! Don't let the other ladies get to you...I'm sure you have tons of GENUINE friends. Continue taking the high road when it comes to the other women on the show!

CB
CB

Dear Michaele, I too thought of lyme right away. My dear friend was diagnosed with MS but it was Lyme. Please check it out! You are great on the show. C

Ms. Jean
Ms. Jean

I love you and I think the show would not be nothing without you in it. Keep up the good work.

Verne of Florida
Verne of Florida

OK Michaele, i enjoyed you more while you were along with stacie, on the Paris trip, when you get around your husband you seem to be acting a little out of the norm, Does he require you to act a certain way around him?

Housewives Fan
Housewives Fan

Hi Michaele,

I just learned through an article on HuffPost that you suffer from MS. I'd like to offer a suggestion, simply because you live in Northern Virginia, where Lyme disease is endemic and too often misdiagnosed. Have you ever been bitten by a deer tick? It is, however, easy to miss and many people with Lyme do not remember a tick bite. Many people with chronic lyme are misdiagnosed with conditions such as MS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, among others. The good news is that once the lyme is diagnosed properly and treated with the right medications for the appropriate length of time, symptoms are relieved and people are able to reclaim their lives! Two websites to check out - International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society - http://www.ilads.org/ and the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association (a group here in DC which offers support and information, as well as advocating for patients rights) http://www.natcaplyme.org/index.php

I wish you all the best!

Frenchbaguette
Frenchbaguette

Though i totally think you are a good person you do come across very phony at times. You are always laughing and smiling and to me it comes across a bit condescending when you are speaking to someone and you never really know how or what you are REALLY thinking..also you seem to really placate your hubby who seems publicity OBSESSED!! It seems like at any cost he wants to be famous and known wiht you on his arm!! I just hope you are really happy and this is not all an act behind a very unhappy core. I feel bad for how some of the housewives have treated you namely, Linda and Kat but Stacy is also proving to not be such a friend either and that really disappointed me a lot. I am sure you have lots of wonderful friends that aren't on the TV (can;t blame them)!! Being under the lens of a camera nonstop is not easy, to have your life dissected before Americas eyes! Keep smiling, pretty lady...btw looove the way you dress, tres chic!

lisag1
lisag1

Michaele, You are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the Red Sari again! Who would have thought that just one dress could change the world! And the rest of the world too!

Sounds to me like Lynda might actually be Rachel Janickey Harshman. Obsessed with Michaele Salahi. And jealous of her cute assistant. Jen, I think her name is.

David Mortz
David Mortz

And I love you too, Michaele. You ARE the show!

Roger Stern
Roger Stern

I love you! You and Tareq are so awesome!!! Classy people who live with integrity and represent the sport of polo so well!

Boca
Boca

I like you the best because you do not backstab any of the other women on the show. Mary says she doesn't talk about people behind their backs, but I have found that that just isn't true. They are all so consumed with your life. If it weren't for you, watching the show would be like watching paint dry. I wish you the best in overcoming your disease. You are a strong person with positive thoughts, so I am sure you will do fine.

Whateva
Whateva

you need to wake up, gd. If you thought Danielle Staub was authentic, then I have some rare diamonds to sell you. Call me.

MeriJ
MeriJ

Hi Michael. It must have been really amazing to have been a Redskins cheerleader during the 1987-88 season. That was possibly the most famous year of the team, when Joe Gibbs took the team to a superbowl victory. Really incredible that you are a member of that prestigious squad! Just amazing, really...

upton in new mexico
upton in new mexico

I must be missing something here--I am sorry you have MS but you are really out there---Quit trying to impress everyone and just be yourself. You don't have to make up great things happening in your life---people will like you for just you--give it a try!!

Rachelle J
Rachelle J

My mom and father in law have MS it is a very serious disease that some look at as a joke...other DC housewives! This is not a joke and is a horrible, painful disease! You are the best housewife and I love your smile! Keep smiling and keeping it real! If we would meet I know we would be long time friends!

KathleenK DC Wife
KathleenK DC Wife

Michaele, hang in there. You are Beautiful and these haters on the show are empty and bitter. Naomi Campbell said it best on "watch what happens" Andy Cohen's show. All they all do is talk behind your back and are full of hate. Keep smiling. You are the only one I can relate to on the show Other than you , it would be a really boring old city - the other women are not very exciting eh? What happened to the guy Paul and You - do you still like him?

DonnaME
DonnaME

I would like to know where I can find the brown suede looking jacket Michale is wearing in the People Magazine story. I absolutely love it!! She is wearing it over a white t shirt with jeans. She looks beautiful btw. Thanks so much...

KCJinx2010
KCJinx2010

I really feel sad for you at times. I am glad you have decided to remain in your marriage and that it means that much to you. I am praying for you with your MS as I know that is difficult. I do think everyone focused so much on your hardships this year it took away from the kindness that you do have within you. It is so easy to point fingers at other peoples mistakes without looking within and I am so not into that. Good Luck to you/your family and to your future. Prayers are with you.

Shilo Starr
Shilo Starr

M~ You are not only gorgeous but I love how beautiful you are on the inside too! I enjoy your sweet personality and I am so happy that you get to live the lifestyle of a Princess , cuz that's what you should be treated like. People are just jealous that you have love and loyalty in your life. It is your right to surround yourself with positivity. That's the secret of life for me and my own personal happiness :) Just remember it's YOUR life , so make it what you want!!!! Be WHOEVER you want, cuz you are FABULOUS no matter what !!! It is rare that someone that is so beautiful on the outside is even twice as beautiful on the inside!!! Never change!!! God bless you and your hubby and of course "Sparkle" :) Best of luck doll!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo ~Shilo

carol from cincinnati
carol from cincinnati

my wonderful husband, Eric, has MS, so stay strong and stress free. I have never wrote to any person on TV before, but after seeing you on FOX news I have to say I got interested in you. I think you seem sweet but what really happened with that Mary's daughter and your car and property? concerned, Carol

Mary from northern VA
Mary from northern VA

I enjoy watching you and your bubbly personality, but I sure don't like your husband. How in the world did you two end up together?

Beverly R.
Beverly R.

I think you are just fabulous! I totally 'get' your husband becuse mine is the EXACT same way. Extremely intelligent, boastful in social settings, financial genius, mom is crazy (ha ha, no, seriously). Everybody misunderstands my hubs too. I so enjoy your segments on the show... I really hope to see you in season 2. Just think you're great!

Wendy from FL
Wendy from FL

I think your drink of choice is as bubbly as your personality seems to be.... I think you are a very nice person, but you are as grey as a cloudy day and you seem to like living in the fog.

Eyrelo91
Eyrelo91

Michaella

I think your intentions are pure and you are heartfelt and optimistic - I enjoy watching you staying positive- something that is inspiring and relevant to me. Congratulations on your playboy opportunity- Good for you, and the book deal. I am looking forward to watching your new life- unfold. God Bless you. Thank you for your honesty among your co-parts, and good luck.

egnalag
egnalag

Hi Mikaele, so sorry to hear about your illness, remember God is still in the business of miracles. As for the other women on the show, well some are nice and some not so nice. I think maybe Lynda and Cat have a little animosity toward you. Lynda, because your beautiful and Cat because your husband obviously loves you enough to want to be with you. Stay the nice and positive person you are, surround yourself with those who will love you unconditionally and stay true to yourself. Many prayers for you will go up!

Sharon in TN
Sharon in TN

Michaela, I don't know how to feel about your husband but I know for sure I like you! You have a bubbly and kind hearted personality that makes you refreshing to watch., SMOOCHES! Sharon Billings in TENNESSEE

Sue S.
Sue S.

Hi Michaele!

I wish people wouldn't just others based on pre-conceived ideas. I feel like that's what other's do with you. I think just based on what I see from the show you are a nice person.

Stay Positive
Stay Positive

Your positivity will only benefit you! Stay positive and you will stay strong. :)

Vermontmommy
Vermontmommy

So to clear the record not that I am losing sleep over this but were you or weren't you a cheerleader for the Redskins? What does cheering for alumni mean? Alumni typically implies that you were once part of the organization, but I would imagine many can join the alumni, not all were necessarily cheerleaders..do you mind setting the record straight? Again its another gray area. I like you, feel horrible that you have MS and would NEVER EVER think that anyone would lie about it as someone implied. You are a positive kindred spirit and you choose to not let it take over your life..good for you! I hope by now you are realzing who is and who isn't your friend on the show. For those that arent' I hope you will not continue to invite them to things only for them to take great satisfaction in saying no. You dont' need to waste your time on anyone who doesn't have your best interest at heart. Good luck.

nyc cookie
nyc cookie

Love you Michaele! Don't like negative people get you down! You are the only positive person on the show and you attitude puts the other women to shame. Unlike your castmates, you never talk about people behind their backs. Keep up the classy behaviour!

nyc cookie
nyc cookie

Hi Michaele!

I must admit, I did not like you because of preconceived notions before the show started. However, now I am really starting to enjoy your segments on the show. I find the way the other women treat you and talk about you in poor taste. What is with this "pack mentality"? It really puts them in a bad light and makes you look better! I would certainly like to pal around with you and your upbeat personality than someone like Cat with her below the belt and inappropriate comments!!!

gd
gd

Hi Michaele,

Be careful, the cast is beginning to treat you like Danielle Staub was treated. I think Bravo is allowing this for ratings. Why Bravo is not posting the viewers blogs for you? I know I sent one last week.

elimacfly1
elimacfly1

LOVE YOU :) love love love love love love love love love love love - YAY - hopefully this all makes up for my lack of actual content - XOXOXOXOXOXOXO - you've really fooled us!!!! All it takes is LOVE!