More details about the relationship between Journey guitarist Neal Schon and ‘Real Housewives of D.C.’ star Michaele Salahi have come to light. Apparently, the media whore blonde was thought to have been kidnapped, then TMZ reported that Michaele and Schon have in fact been dating. Journey’s marketing team then confirmed that “nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together.” Tareq had reported his wife missing after she missed hair and dance class appointments, then told him she was heading to her mother’s house, but her mom didn’t know she was supposed to play along.
Authorities contacted Michaele on the phone and determined she was safe, traveling with the band of her own free will. She just didn’t want her husband to know where she was.
If you remember, the Salahis made national headlines back in 2009 for crashing a White House state dinner and having their photograph taken with President Barack Obama.
TMZ is also reporting that Michaele bragged about the “wild sex” she participated in with the guitarist before she left her husband. The two allegedly met in 1998, while she was engaged to Tareq. She and Schon supposedly didn’t act on their instant attraction until 2009.
A rep for Journey actually said that Salahi and Schon met in 1995, not 1998. TMZ has also reported that the relationship between Salahi and Schon became so passionate that they made a secret pact to spend the rest of their lives together, even though both were married to other people. Schon has since divorced his wife. Well, it’s not so secret anymore.
Salahi allegedly told a friend in 2009, after the relationship became a sexual one, how hard she had fallen for the guitarist. “I remember crying so hard once when I told Neal I couldn’t see him. We promised one another that we would […] grow old together into our 80′s and always love and be there for one another.”
There were also, reportedly, instances of sexting. Maybe we’ll get to read those next. Somewhere, Steve Perry is shaking his head.