I have had very regular updates on the issues between Jessica Parido and Mike Shouhed since well before they got married last March. Back in the summer of 2014 things reached a fever pitch when it came to sources about Mike’s rampant cheating. At that point, I gave up all hope that the situation would resolve itself and released the information in a blind item here. Mike’s cheating was made a part of the storyline last season. I was told by numerous insiders with access to filming that one or more of these women was coming on the show to confront Mike in front of Jessica. I believe I was told this after the fact. I believe that in some way, production was trying to stop the wedding. And then at some point, the other women were edited out of the season. I think GG was tasked with starting the conversation by bringing up whatever happened between them in Istanbul or wherever two season ago. I think if production had not prompted GG she would have written the entire incident off as two drunken people who knew each other well becoming a bit inappropriate. I do not think anything earthshattering happened with GG and Mike in the grand scheme of things. I’m not saying GG lied, I do think Mike came on to her. What I am saying is that, GG knows, that is just Mike. And then allegedly Mike hooked up again with GG’s sister, an old flame right around the time he proposed to Jessica.
I don’t think GG’s intent was to help Jessica see the light. The light could not have been any more blinding at that point. Jessica marched right down that VERY EXPENSIVE AISLE knowing full well she was marrying a cheater. But I think her conversion to Judaism for her brought a sense of morality to the relationship, a show of extreme dedication, that she hoped would somehow fix Mike. And obviously that did not work. I did have reason to believe she would not go through with it. I contacted people right up until the night before the wedding asking if they were really sure the wedding would happen. Jessica knew full well what she was marrying when she did it. Why would she do that?
When I asked my Shahs sources I was told she was in it for the fame. I feel like she did want to gain some fame, but I also felt like she was sincere in her relationship with Michael. I believe she had been with him a few years before the show airing. I think that she thought he would not possibly cheat once they were on camera as a couple together. I also think that she though he would not cheat once they were married. Sadly, she was wrong. She had invested A LOT of time and a lot of her life preparing to marry him. She allegedly had some facial work done, she was seriously pursuing a new religion, her family has way more money so it was not a marrying up situation, in fact quite the opposite. I think she was sucked in by his good looks and false promises.
The marriage should have never happened. But she was in too deep.
I am the youngest of five children. My eldest sibling is 17 years older than me. So I am the pesky little sister. I distinctly remember both of my sister in laws hiding out from family time in the basement talking about the day they married my brother. Both of them essentially said they knew they were making a mistake the moment they walked down the aisle. It was too late to turn back. I barely knew my eldest brother anyway so I had not reaction to my eldest sister in law’s opinion. He was sort of fucked up by the Vietnam War. I’d spent more time with best friends than I ever had with him. But my younger brother and I went off to live overseas with my parents when I was six. I was devastated when he got married and fiercely loyal to him. I hated his girlfriends and I hated his wife when they married when I was barely a teenager. But I remembered that conversation for a long time and it had a lot to do with me weaseling out of relationships that were headed for the alter. I never wanted to be sitting in a basement married to someone who I wished I hadn’t. I overshare to say that overheard cautionary tales can be the best pieces of advice. So I guess I can’t fault Scheana for not ending the engagement as in my experiences, it happens a lot that people carry on with their marriage. But neither of my brothers were unfaithful. Neither of my sisters-in-law had social media screaming at them to get out while they still could. Stop this VERY EXPENSIVE over the top wedding before it was too late.
Jessica fully invested. She changed her religion. She put her faith into someone who did not deserve it. She wore blinders and just a few months in, she realized he was not going to change. The extreme measures she went to were not enough. He did not have any respect for their vows. Or for her.
So back to sourced material. As much as we saw Jessica not wanting to play this all out on reality TV, my sources seemed to really feel that Jessica was really wanting to be on TV. She was doing this all for publicity. As much as my sources are accurate, I think they misunderstand the situation. I do think she wanted to be famous. But I do not believe she was using Mike to be famous. I don’t think he was even on Shahs when they met. Maybe he was, but the faction of people I talk to are for the most party, pro Mike.
I am not.
I got an email shortly after posting about the imminent divorce (in OCTOBER HERE) from someone using a proxy claiming to be from production telling me not to believe anything about Mike and Jessica divorcing, it is all a ruse for storyline, they just want more TV time. I didn’t believe that. I have sources surrounding production. And I am quite sure I know who sent the email about them not really divorcing via a proxy hoping I would print it. Clearly, I did not print it. Sorry, Mike. It really is happening.
As early as June I heard the latest cheating stories with Mike. And I heard them all during his engagement and posted about them. By August, Jessica had already seen numerous text exchanges with other women on his phone, allegedly.
Shahs has filmed this season pretty much without her. And what has been filmed has the cast supporting Mike. But it was clear that Jessica was not on the Belize trip and the relationship was over well before that. For whatever reason, most of the cast is not taking Jessica’s side on this which I think is kind of shitty. But they know Mike and Mike is their friend not Jessica so that can be expected.
At any rate, Jessica filed for divorce last week.
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