It's a new season and a new love for Mike Shouhed. In the Season 8 premiere of Shahs of Sunset, viewers got to meet Mike's lovely new boo, Paulina. His romance was first teased in the trailer that dropped back in January (above), and now more details about the woman he has declared his "soulmate" are being revealed.
So, what do we know about Mike's girlfriend? Well, this is what Mike shared in the February 9 premiere. "Paulina, that's my girlfriend. She's the love of my life. She's 28. First time I ever dated a Persian girl. First time I ever dated a Jewish girl," he said about sharing a similar background to his lady love (Mike is also Persian and Jewish).
Mike is also doing stuff for Paulina that he's never done before in relationships — like cooking for her. "I found the right one. I['ve] got to take care of her," he told Destiney Rose, via a FaceTime call. "She's my queen."
Mike was previously married to Jessica Parido. The former couple documented their relationship, from dating to marriage to the cause of their split, on Shahs on Sunset. They finalized their divorce in 2016 after nearly eight months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause.
"I f--ked up, but I was in a bad relationship," he later tells Destiney at the farmer's market in the Season 8 premiere about his split from Jessica and cheating on her when they were married.
He's a different man these days: "I'm in a relationship [now] that completely changed my vibe."
He also says, separately, "My life has completely changed from a year ago," as he discussed the partying and dating he did before meeting the tatted-up Paulina. "I'm 40. I don't want to be single. I want to have a family. And I found the person that's going to give me all the things I want in life."
So, is Paulina the one? "I would always hear, 'When you know, you know,' and I know. She's my soulmate."
She later tells the Shahs that he's "the man I want to spend the rest of my life with."
During a dinner with Mike, she also addressed her feelings on their relationship. "How is that I've never met you before? Going into this, I wasn't looking for something serious. Hearing you've cheated on someone, I would have said, 'no, you don't deserve a second chance'... The way that you adore my children, that's when I was like, 'I'm gonna marry this man.' God willing, in the next year."
Mike noted that he was "transparent" with Paulina when they began dating about his history. And he also seems ready to take the plunge. "Hopefully, when we're ready," he said. "It'd be great."
And Reza Farahan, who totally approves of Mike's stylish better half, even dropped a few more details about Paulina in the episode: "Paulina's rich. Paulina's ex-husband is rich. Paulina's got mad swag, has money, two kids. Mike won the Persian girlfriend lottery."
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