‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ star and White House crasher Michaele Salahi left her husband Tareq Salahi to be with the love of her life, Journey guitarist Neal Schon and although their affair has caused unbelievable heartbreak and humiliation to Tareq, the new couple say that they couldn’t be apart any longer.
Journey is currently on tour right now and Michaele is right by Neal’s side. Schon opened up about finally having a chance to be with Michaele after waiting for her for 15 years and said that being with her is like a fairytale. He said; “It’s like a fairy tale. It is, it really is. I’m very happy, very happy after waiting for her for 15 years. Now I want to get beyond all this media hype that Tareq has put out there. It’s really quite embarrassing.”
Michaele also spoke out about realizing that she was with the wrong man and when she made her decision to leave Tareq. She said; “Neal was like, ‘Are we going to do this forever?’ And I said, ‘No, we’re not.’ I began to see he really loved me. I had to begin to feel it completely–in my soul.”
Neal went on to talk about the moment he realized he couldn’t live without Michaele anymore, saying; “What happened was … she takes off her wedding ring, OK, right in front of Tareq—takes it off and then she proceeds to come into my dressing room where I’m sitting down. I have tennis shoes on and she’s, like, nine feet tall over me and she looks down at me like she’s standing on stilts and says, “I love YOU. And, that’s never gonna change. And when that happened I said, ‘Get over here! This has taken 15 years!’”
On the night of Septembers 4 Neal tried to convince Michaele to get on the tour bus and run away with him. She said; “I was pretty close to doing it, but then I thought, No, that’s not who I am. That would be public humiliation for Tareq.”
9 days later she realized she had made a mistake not following her heart and jumping on Neal’s tour bus. She said; “I didn’t want to hurt anyone, but I realized I was hurting myself.”
To read the rest of Neal and Michaele’s exclusive interview check out the Daily Beast.