Hi and love to all!
This week sure was a big one for me, personally sharing so much with everyone. I am still trying to understand all my feelings inside and staying strong and smiling during the journey I am on!
We had fun looking at houses in Washington D.C. with Stacie. With changes in our life, and the recession in the country, the changes at the winery, and Tareq’s father becoming ill, we are consolidating and beginning to make our life easier. I drive almost every day from our country home in to the city. Hotels have been the perfect home in DC for now when we do need to stay over.
Stacie talks with Tareq while we are looking for homes with her about Tareq being rejected by his mom. Stacie has the same relationship with her biological mom and I think hurts with Tareq on this. I pray that both Tareq and Stacie will have peace with their moms someday soon. Never give up on anyone or anything you want!
We enjoy our country farm house, and the vineyards, but we are planning to have a place in the city. Yes, I am addicted to hotels! I am at a hotel in NY writing my blog.
The Family saga (Falcon Crest-style) at Oasis Vineyards has been very challenging, and a three year drama. Yes, it’s true… Tareq’s mom sued her own son. Some of you are wondering if Tareq’s mom is his blood mother. Yes, she is. Everyone we meet can not understand why a mother would sue her own son. This has been a long drawn out sad story. I have always stayed optimistic about the whole family situation, and I sense that soon that family will reunite. I am also hurting as I love his dad very much.
I know you are all now aware and wondering about the new facts of my personal life and struggles. I thank everyone for your love and support to me, through thick and thin. My true friends. I hope with time everyone will begin to understand and discover who my husband and I are. I want to also thank my loving husband for being so supportive and taking great care of me and am grateful you are all in my life. I Love you all!
"Don’t Stop Believin’ !"
Michaele, You are a beautiful women and my prayers are with you. I too have a chronic illness and I know how stress can influence my condition. I'm looking forward to reading your book (just downloaded it!) and I wish you peace and happiness. I've learned that negative people have no place in my life due to my health and I wish only positivity and love for you. Thank you for putting a face to M.S. You're a beautiful role model! Best wishes, Maggie
Although you are a controversial figure, I am glad that you are informing the public to become more aware of Multiple Sclerosis.
Tonight I cried with you. This week you shared something so personal and spoke from your heart. You are truly a beautiful person. Very sorry about what happens at the winery. Michaele you are the most real of all. We are all here for you and watching in support. Stay strong and don't let anyone change who you are.
Michaela - You are my favorite DC Housewife. Thank you for always being so positive. I hope you and Tareq find a way to revive the vineyard and Tareq finds the path to moving on without his mom. Some people in our lives are toxic (sadly, in some cases, it is a parent). All the best to you.
i understand what you are going through. my own mother and father are also money makers yet they don't help out with anything in my life. i am also married with two children of my own and at the same time working a full time job and going to school. i am doing everything with my husband. so i know what it must feel like to have an unsupportive mother. i also feel that sometimes my mother has issues as she doesn't show enough love to her own kids; only to her pets and materials. i feel for you and i hope soon everything settles down. i also think of you as one of my favorite. i also like stacie. she's awesome!
I'm so glad we're finally seeing the real you. I knew there was just something behind all that "Sparkle".
I wish the best for your health and family. Stay true and beautiful as you are. People who dislike you are jealous. What other viable reason could it be?
I'm also glad your husband is getting a chance to show the real him as well and the goings on at Oasis which help to explain a lot.
I am sorry for all of your struggles, but I must say, something strange and very difficult overshadows your life with Tareq.
I often think people want someone to pounce on during these shows and found you. Stay positive as it will pull you through all the negative waste. I like how you always find the upside to everything. I come from a large family with 2 sisters who share your struggle. They too are an inspiration to me. Here's one viewer who has your back.
I really like you a lot!! You are a happy person. Continue to be you, you are the fresh air in this show!!
There is just too much that does not add up. You seem like a nice lady, but very unaware of what reality may be. Your head is stuck in the air and you seem so unaccountable for your actions. Your husband is not much better. I hope you two get the help needed to clear things up. You will win more fans if you can admit the truth and stop trying to be someone you obviously are not. I see a sweet, kind lady in you...even the other Housewives have said how much they use dto like you....get back to that place!
I think you are adorable and NOT mean spirited at all. I know exactly what it's like to have family DRAMA with parents. My heart goes out to you both . Stay positieve !
I felt so bad for you this week when the police was called to the winery. I knw how you feel about staying with Tareq for better or for worse. The one thing that I am confused about it what did Tareq's mother sue him about? Could you please clear up the confusion?
Funny thing, you have turned out to be the one I liked the best.
I can't stand the other ladies so unfortunately, I am done with this show.
I hope the best for you and your travel's ahead.
Hang in there!!!
MS doesn't have to be disabling. KEEP AWAY FROM STRESS THE EFFECTS TO YOUR BRAIN & BODY ARE NOT REVERSABLE. Planning for the future takes on a whole new significance while so does living for today. It's not easy to discover a world that is not sensistive or understanding of disabilities but it will underline your own senstivity to others. There are good days and bad days. Learn to pay attention to your body. Good Luck!
I have seen you do nothing wrong and yet you get verbally knifed time and time again by these women. I would have to say that other than you; I admire Cat. But I wish you could be a little more assertive. Not negative but assertive. Smiling while having a serious conversation can sometimes lead people to think you are up to something or have something brewing. I know you do it because you want to give the impression that you are trying to be nice about things. Maybe these people do this because they think they can.
Michaele, you seem to take a lot a flack from the other women but hon I think you are great! I know you have some hard things going on in your life but they will pass. You have to thing positive and keep a smile on your face! I really think the other women are jealous, that is the way women are! Too bad they can not just stop all the drama! I wish you and Tareq the best of luck! Also I hope the rumors about you not being on the show next season are not true because you make the show what it is without you I would not even watch.
I don't understand why the housewives are so mean to you. I am not a fan of your husband for some reason, but you seem very sweet and very real to me. I don't know why you are painted as the villian. Maybe they are jealous of you. YOu are very pretty and tall and thin and always so positive. I must admit I wasn't a big fan of yours on the first episode, but I really like you now. Just be real and stay away from the haters.
My heart is with you.
I too have MS and know of the pain and sadness it can bring. Seeing you on the show this week, people magazine and your announcement on tv of your battle with MS I am inspired and cannot believe how strong you are. I will hope for your stregth and write you from time to time when I need a someone on your facebook ok. I found you Michaele Salahi and will post to you there as well.
Thank You for giving people hope. 17 years is a long time. would you share how you have hidden your pain to others? Your smile is always there and I sure aspire to have the same.
Hi, Michaele. I have MS and felt your pain when you cried trying to get the words out to say "I have MS". I've had MS for 3 years...Trust me, I've been there, done that and understand you. I also don't "look" or "act" like someone with MS, so think of the public attention you could bring to showing the world that MS "looks like everyone". Take care.
I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt on one then two things but it seems like there is always something in question and an explanation on your part for almost everything that you do. Lots of mysteries about you and your husband, I guess we just sit and watch things unfold which eventually happen.
Dear Mrs. Salahi, I wish you a happy day. Last week, I learnt from the media that you and I share the same health condition. I wish you strength and I hope that you will always prevail. I am sure of it. I am 39 years old, coming from Germany. At this time, I am staying with my husband in Cleveland, Ohio. I am writing you because I would like to know your opinion in a personal manner My health is suffering from my depression about this and I don't know how to deal with that. It was a contact which always seemed purely honest. For now, I am writing you this just to listen to your view and an advice how to cope . Maybe you have had an experience of that kind before and you found a way to handle this better. Dear Mrs. Salahi, I so much appreciate your time and attention for today. I wish you to take care. Warm greetings from Cleveland, Ohio Marta
Tareq and Michaele, I just wanted to give you a little love to keep you going. I have loved you on the show and wish you the best of luck. By the way, Tareq I need to say that your mention of the two-state solution was my highlight of the season. Trey
Michaela, I wish you well in your battle with MS. Thanks for opening up to America with that. You would never know it, with your beautiful smile and the way you are always so pulled together..love the way you dress, you have great style.
I do think there is some truth to people who say there lays some sadness behind your 24/7 smile and laugh. I wish I could say someone could ALWAYS be happy but we all know thats impossible. Your husband does seem increidlby controlling and like he lives in "Salahi world". There have been a number of questionable situations with him, and one or two I can understand but when it seems to be a pattern, one has to wonder. All that said, I do believe he really loves you and that the way he is is the only way he knows how to be....... I hope you are being true to yourself. I hope you are taking good care of yourself, mind, body and spirit. Best of luck to you.
PS Stay away from the others, their jealousy is toxic and not what you need...don't invite them to have them shoo away your invite. They are rude and jealous as far as I am concerned.
You are a lovely woman. Use your voice to show the world MS and stay positive. The show has been edited to make you the "villan" while frankly you seem to be a very genuine person. It is obvious that Tareq loves you very much...continue to live your own lives. The legal issues that have plagued you both are very sad. Hopefully, his mother will realize her mistakes and make amends with her son. IF not than IT IS HER LOSS.
As for the other housewives...be careful. I realize that editing can make others seem different than they really are but, the ladies seem to have a grudge against Tareq. Watch out for Cat...she is starting to show her true colors and frankly she seems to have a very dark side. Hopefully Bravo will let her be the villian and leave you alone.
Many blessings for happiness and health.
You are an inspiration to all women. Grace, Beauty and Class. I am sorry that you have MS . I love you more now knowing how graceful you remain no matter what is going on. All the other women should feel shame for their hate to you.
I am sorry to hear about the MS. As others have said before you have a chance with your show to bring awareness to exactly what MS is. Like so much in life, until something happens to them or someone they love, I don't think people really think about the effects of a disease.
I love your smile. The girls are all jealous of the pretty one with the good body! Try to keep your head up! I feel bad. It's okay for everybody to bash you, but the second your husband makes a remark about soembody else then it's a problem...hmmmmm
I met Michaele in New York Last week at the Muse. She was very gracious and nice. I enjoyed her conversation and the time she spent with us.
Dear Michaele, I think you are a dear, sweet, kind, sensitive woman. I am an R.N. so I am well acquainted with MS-----I hope and pray that your remission lasts forever. I know you have taken some rather unkind "hits" and I feel bad for you, my dear. Just keep your chin up and keep smiling your beautiful smile. I thoroughly enjoy your show! I really feel the D.C. series is by far the best of all of the Bravo Housewive Series (2nd best is N.Y. Housewives!) Take care, dear! A little old lady from Wichita, Kansas
Hi Michaele, I wanted to let you know how sympathetic I am to your husband. My mother and I have no relationship. People wonder how a mother can be so cruel, but it's more common than they realize.
I hope the rumors that you are leaving after this season are not true - you and your husband are the best part of the show! Everyone else is boring!!!
You and you husband, my dear, are the reason I've stopped watching all Real Housewife shows. Period. The End.
Michaele, I believe you throw the word "love" around too much. Love should mean something special. When you use it with everyone you meet and every conversation you have....it looses any meaning. Save it for those special people in your life and those meaningful moments.
Hi Michaele, I want to let you know that I am one of your fans. I just wanted to leave a message of encouragement. it seems everyone is having fun bashing you and saying negative things to and about you everywhere. Yet you still smile. Please keep your head up and keep smiling. I think these other women are just jealous of you.People wont listen to you talk, they just want to put out negativty..just to tell you, "you rock girl" ( Have you noticed all the negativity comes from women, they are just jealous..)
The show would be so boring without you. Thank goodness you are there. The ONLY reason I watch this one.