Michaele Salahi

Michael Salahi discusses getting ready to go to the White House.

on Oct 1, 20100

Here we go! Getting ready go to the White House.

Lets take a look back for a moment. My first date with Tareq was at our favorite restaurant or better said “experience” in the world at the world famous “The Inn at Little Washington,” in Washington, Virginia. This is very near our vineyards in the heart of Virginia wine country in Hume, and we absolutely love The Inn and Chef Patrick O’Connell! This was the beginning of our true love. With Tareq, I have come around to appreciate new cultures, experiment with new cuisine, and meet new friends around the world. We really enjoyed our dinner at the chef's table at the Inn with some of our dear friends from Hume, Virginia. It’s the best place for something romantic or to share with special friends.

Getting ready for the White House dinner was one of the most exciting times, next to my wedding, in my life. I recently donated the red sari dress I wore to the White House State Dinner to The Potomack Auction company, and they have it now available for viewing, and it will be auctioned live on October 2nd to help Multiple Sclerosis and the Bush-Clinton Haiti Fund. If you are interested in supporting these charities and winning the red dress I wore to the White House ( the skirt is adjustable), please visit www.potomackcompany.com

You can catch Tareq and I on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Bravo, October 7th at 10 p.m. right after next week’s final episode.

Love You!
Michaele
OXOXO

69 comments
Molly Trusty
Molly Trusty

Excuse me, but umm GET A LIFE Neeru. This just shows that you are a major loser who does not have a life because if you did have one you would not have the time to gripe about unimportant buissness that you dont need to be in so just SHUT UP! Michaele wont answer you ever because SHE HAS A LIFE! I would know i am her cousin.....

Florida Gal
Florida Gal

just saying nice words and complimenting people doesn't make you a lady. ACTIONS make you a lady. not going where you are not invited is a LADY.

GLORIA MYER
GLORIA MYER

YOU ARE THE BEST AND THE SHOW, THE REST ARE JUST JEALOUS OF YOU U.BECOUSE YOU ALWAYS SEEMS HAPPY. WISH YOU THE BEST. GLORIA

kitkatklg
kitkatklg

You handled yourself beautifully. Your castmates showed their ignorance by pressing you for information about the evening in the White House. Of course you cannot talk about it and real friends would understand. Hang in there. You are the only reason I watch the DC Housewives.

Kathy Yi
Kathy Yi

I like the white dress on your profile pic. Where is it from?

Aloha808
Aloha808

You made your own bed honey, so just crash in it!

Karmen Alexis Sylvia
Karmen Alexis Sylvia

Hello Michaele,

Keep up the great work. I love you and Tareq.

Love always,

Karmen Sylvia

Jen B.
Jen B.

After spending our first Valentine's Day together at the Oasis Winery my husband and I decided to get married there in 2004. It was such a beautiful place!! The views of the mountains and the beautiful vines, the inviting winery with the rustic fires and beautiful patio and most of all Tareq and Michaele, who are some of the most gracious people we have ever met. We are proud of you!! Michaele, you are such a strong, beautiful woman! oxox's

Kansas Wife
Kansas Wife

Sad tonight is the last episode :( Keep smiling, Michaele!!!

Dogbreedermom
Dogbreedermom

There is no doubt that you are a nice person. One who wants to have good friends and be a good friend, and see the good in people. That is one reason it has been easy for some of the other meanies to turn on you and bash you publicly and in their message boards, NOT NICE. I will say that while I like you I am always suspicious of anyone who is always smiling, laughing. You never really know how serious to take them, it is almost impossible for me to imagine you dealing with grief and or real hurt because you seem to mask it all well behind your beautiful smile. That is not healthy and I do hope maybe off camera you deal with your emotions in a more effective way. Everyone has something, no ones life is perfect and though you seem to be happy and I am thrilled for you, know its OK and it will probably win you some more fans if we can start seeing another more serious,contemplative, connected side to you. Other than that, thank you for adding so much positive radiance to the show, you are like a ray of sunshine!

Arizona Girls  LaurenP
Arizona Girls LaurenP

Michaele..........all of us are getting the pop corn ready and can't wait to see what happens tonight. Then we are going to call in to Andy's show to try to get to talk to you. We live in Arizona and get together for girls night to wathc DC Housewives. You are the only one we would be friends with or can relate to. Thank You for being cool.

Katie R
Katie R

Hi there. I am a fan of your show and you. hope it comes back next year too!

PK Patel
PK Patel

Thank you for this comment! I am Indian and was slightly annoyed that, going to an Indian State dinner and having spent time in India, she was mistaken about the type of clothing she was wearing. Also, please tell Tareq that India is the world's largest democracy and therefore does not have a "royal family".

Stephanie Carter
Stephanie Carter

I'm sorry to hear about your father passing i know this is and will be a hard time for you and your family but try to keep your faith in knowing he had a wonderful life and enjoyed his time on this earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. please be blessed thank you stephanie carter

sassy stylist
sassy stylist

I admire your generous spirit and it is a pleasure to watch the loving relationship between you and your husband. Ignore the mean girls and the haters that would try to bring you down. If you and Tareq leave the show, I will not be watching it. Keep the faith! You are beautiful inside and out!

alishaincali
alishaincali

I agree. You're probably doing a good job, but keep your head up. WE love you!

I love you and God love you!
I love you and God love you!

You are the sweetest one on the show therefore that is why they trash you like they do. They are jealous!

Chris Bullens
Chris Bullens

Dear Michelle,I have a friend who also has MS and she has had this for many years, .I wanted to write you today and tell you i think it is great that you have the courage to write a Book.

Robert James S
Robert James S

Michaele, I am a huge fan of the Real Housewives of DC and You. I would like to be your friend or atleast would like for you to send me an autographed picture please. I can't wait for next week and the reunion show too. Robert Seale

LegalEagle1945
LegalEagle1945

Michaele, you are so talented and beautiful. Have you ever considered a career in law? Lobbying, law … you know there’s really not much difference!

Love the sari!

Rach2010
Rach2010

Michaele you are very beautiful and you and Tareq make a wonderful couple. I wish that everyone would just stop talking all this negative nonsense. You are trully wonderful and so is your hubby :)

SpatMomEvelyn
SpatMomEvelyn

I pray that God will keep YOU in the palm of HIS HAND away from the VULTURES that seem to continually circle you!!!

Love you lots!

Evelyn

Viewerlinda
Viewerlinda

be careful you may have caught her again.

Margarette
Margarette

The longer the show goes on, the better my impression of you. I don't think the media has been kind to you, in general. I think the other ladies are brutal --- like high school bullies.

Keep on, keeping on.

JudyT
JudyT

Hi Michaele, Just wanted to say hi and let you know how excited I am to see your gorgeous face all over the tube!!!!! You are so gracious and classy.....LOVED your TODAY Show gig! I hope you are feeling well......

This week is what I have been waiting to see forever.

DonnaMK
DonnaMK

Hello to my favorite !

I was at a dinner in NY with a group of South Asian diplomats, who all agreed that Michaele "looked the best of any white woman in a lengha..." which I thought you would appreciate... they LOVED the way you wore that dress....nothing but intense admiration for you! Great that you did something so characteristically good with it...

VincentR
VincentR

Michaele , I feel like I am getting to know you. I am sorry for the hurt you have had to endure. People can be so mean. I am gay and have been through so much bullying and meaness in my life. You get bullied and really attacked for everything and always keep it together. How? What is it that keeps you strong and helps you not fight back? What is it? Please write me back. There are so many of us here at work today and you are the "buzz" in our office.

Deb HB Washington
Deb HB Washington

Michaele, I am so very glad you have your mom.

I have not found anyone to give me' The Unconditional love that is so needed with our dis-ease. Deb Michaele, I am so very glad you have your mom.

I have not found anyone to give me' The Unconditional love that is so needed with our dis-ease. I was diagnosed in Jan 2003- that My dear mom had pneumonia and had been put on a ventilator to breathe . She was not able to talk with me', only write notes. I never told her of my diagnosis - I waited for her to get stronger and she never could. She lived five months on the ventilator before her body gave it all And left me' only five hours past Mothers day that year. So please try to keep your mom closeby Every day There is no one that can love like her.

Hug her for me' -

My moms name is Ruby/ she is watching over me'.

Love you gal, Deb

Michaele Fan
Michaele Fan

I think you are a positive person with great energy. I have watched with an unbiased mindset this entire season and I really dont get what Lynda and Cat have against you. The only thing that the fans can surmise is that Cat's life is miserable and she is very jealous of you.

Ronald Sheilds
Ronald Sheilds

Ronald Shields I actually had tears in my eyes on last thursdays episode....part of it was because you guys had no idea how much your lives would change......and how cruel people would be to you all..people who did not even know you both..but i am super super excited about thurs.....! come on who is not..lol...I love you dear..and because of you I use love more often in my everyday life....and people say how can you say you love someone you really dont know...?? I say its a whole lot better than spreading hate..Love is always the winner..and is the only way to defeat hate....

Laura O
Laura O

Can anyone be so kind, considerate of others feelings, loving and just plain amazing? YES!! Michaele is truly all of these things. I know this because she is my cousin and I have known her all of my life, and for as long as I can remember she has been just as sweet and outgoing as she is today. There is not a mean bone in her body and I am so proud to call her family. Look out world, here comes Michaele, and we'll all be better for it!!! Love you Michaele!

Christine Casey
Christine Casey

Michaele, hi, a VERY happy birthday I want to wish you. I just happened to tune in to a marathon of your show last night. Let me say that you are such a dear, sweet, kind hearted soul and I'm so sorry that those other ladies on the show are so hateful toward you. Keep your happy and genuine spirit because as long as you keep being who you are people will see what a sweetie you are.

I think these people are so stupid and mean to put you down; I think that you and your husband are just really fun and creative people. You find ways to get great things in your lives and so what if you do things in creative ways rather than the same old boring ways that the others who are so mean and snobby toward you guys do stuff.

You are real. You don't talk smack about others like they do about you yet you defend yourself and stand proud. Good for you, Michaele!

Keep on keepin' on, you are more famous then those wanna be's who pretend they are so good and upright but their true colors just totally come out.

Stay sweet, dear Michaele. You are a sparkling, joyous ball of light.

Good Bless you,

Christine

Joelle DC Fan
Joelle DC Fan

Deb Horshok Brewer For continuing to pursue your beliefs and causes.

I wish you only Sunny days ahead.

Blessings, Deb

Joelle DC Fan
Joelle DC Fan

I have to say Michaele I love you on D.C. housewives. You have the most grace, kindness and the warmes heart out of all of these women and your smile is contagious. Women can be so vicious and I'm sorry that you have had to deal with this on the show. I too was a redskinettes cheerleader back in the early 80s. Good luck with the show and keep smiling : ) You do have fans : )

Ellie Woods
Ellie Woods

Stay strong! Keep being the fine person you are and have forgiveness in your heart for the people saying or doing destructive things. Stay above the negative energy, particularly from the ladies on the show. They're jealous! Keep on keepin on!!!!!

Ellie Washington DC

ViewerSP
ViewerSP

I love the other housewives; they don't seem angry to me at all. I love Lynda's energy and Cat's sense of humor. Mary and Stacie seem very happy in their marriages.

ambsh20
ambsh20

That was a beautiful outfit you had on, but that was not a sari. A sari is one piece. That was a lengha you had on.

karen 0408
karen 0408

I love your positive energy, smiles, and hugs. You are like a breath of sunshine when you walk into a room!

What I would love to see more of is sincerity. Realness. Depth. Truth.

KathleenK
KathleenK

Michaele, Your red sari is fabulous. I posted last week but it never made it. I am trying again this week. Robyn and I love your spirit and never change. You seem to have fun. I wrote you last week about your health. Very sorry to hear about it. It was a shock for me to see. I too have a health condition and do not tell anyone. What is something you could share that helps you get through? Not to mention how you stay sweet when others hate on you? Please write back. Kathleen from Florida

Bandit 4
Bandit 4

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!

Melissa from DC
Melissa from DC

Michaele, You sure are fun to watch. These other wives/women on the show really are mean to you. Did you know they disliked you so much? You sure have inspired me. This is the first "Real Housewives" Show I have watched. I can't wait for this week. They sure left us all on the edge to wait . Popcorn and tuning in Thursday. Thank You. Stay how you are. Truly an inspirtation. Melissa Halpern

Debbie Parone
Debbie Parone

The Red Sari. Stunning. You were Beautiful in it.

Next week.

This is going to be the best night of the whole season.

The only reason I watched was because I heard of the show after your night.

Why are the other women so mean to you? Mean women.

Rachelle J
Rachelle J

I really only watch to see you. The other wives are either angry or boring. I wish there was more of you. Most of all I really wish we learned more about your family. You are truly happy and that must be because you come from a great family. One more thing. It is really nice to finally see another wife besides Bethenny (who just got married) in a really happy marriage. Congrats.

monica
monica

I agree. She is very friendly and kind to everyone. I believe is is trully grateful for all that she has recieved. GO TEAM SALAH!!!

rindytoo
rindytoo

Michaele, you are great!! I think all those around you are maybe a little jealous of you being out there. Getting to go to the White House is awsome! Stay true to your loving everyone because you deserve all things happy!!

princesskt
princesskt

The other ladies look pathetic when they bash you. You seem true to yourself and a kind friend.