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An emotional Season 8 of Shahs of Sunset came to a close with Part 2 of the reunion on July 26. Andy Cohen and Mike Shouhed attempted to mediate tensions between Reza Faharan and Mercedes "MJ" Javid after a season of escalating drama between the two longtime friends.
Throughout the reunion various hurt feelings were addressed, allegations were made, and the cast attempted to get to the bottom of the argument, but in an attempt to mend their relationship Andy dismissed everyone except for Mike to try and fix the longtime pals' rift.
"I think a lot of damage has been done, but I really want to beg both of you to understand both of you," Mike said. "MJ, being a gay man, being Persian, being Jewish, being Muslim in a community that's very judgmental, then hearing rumors that these two are having an open, weird relationship where they're playing games and stuff like that it, just causes a lot of issues," he said in regard to rumors of Reza's relationship with Adam Neely.
But Mike made it clear he wasn't here to just stand up for Reza. "I'm not just taking your side [Reza]. You also said things and did things that were very f--ked up," Mike noted. "But you have to continue to apologize because it's not gonna be one apology."
Mike continued, "Both of you need to be OK, meet in the middle, and let's fix this. 30 years of friendship. You guys know things about each other that no one else knows. You have a bond that's beautiful, unbreakable... I love you guys' friendship."
After playing back a montage of the twosome in better, lighter times, Andy asked they each share what they miss about their relationship.
Reza shared: "The moments when she would laugh at things. She is my Robin to my Batman, and I'm her Robin. That is who we are to each other. I love her to death. I will always love her.
As for MJ, she shared that she misses "every f--king thing about it. What are you talking about? It's like half my life."
In the end, though, it may have been the advice of MJ's mom, Vida, that really resonated with everyone.
"Mercedes should be Reza's priority. When it comes to friendship, to me, it's such a pity that they lose that friendship because we have an old saying that everything is good when it's new, except friend. Friend is good when it's old — and it makes sense," she said. "Yes, I like them to become friends again, really learn their lesson from this fight, and look for what the positive attitude and the real love and care for each other — if they can achieve that, then I would say yes."
Go behind the scenes at the reunion, below.
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