Celebrity gatecrasher seeks divorce
Celebrity White House gatecrasher Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce, claiming his wife was flaunting her affair with the lead guitarist for the rock band Journey.
Tareq Salahi filed paperwork saying his wife Michaele abandoned the marriage when she left their Virginia home on Tuesday to be with Neal Schon in Tennessee.
He also accused Schon of emailing him a picture of a penis.
The Salahis gained notoriety in 2009 when they gatecrashed a White House state dinner. Michaele Salahi was a cast member of the reality show Real Housewives of DC last year, but the show was cancelled after one season. She was thrown off the reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew when it became apparent she was not addicted to anything.
"Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused ... me to suffer great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment," he said in the divorce petition.
Mr Salahi reported his wife missing the day she reportedly ran off with Schon. He told police he feared she had been kidnapped, but authorities who talked to her said she told them she was "where she wanted to be".
Court documents say the couple had a pre-nuptial agreement, but the terms were not specified. The couple was married in November 2003.
"There is no hope or possibility of reconciliation," Mr Salahi said, adding that he "has been greatly hurt and disturbed" by his wife's actions.
Mr Salahi said in the court filing that Schon was his wife's former boyfriend. Schon's band had played at the couple's northern Virginia winery and photos on social networking websites show them partying with the band on several occasions. He also said the band paid for his wife's travel, accommodations and other expenses.
Mr Salahi claims he has suffered both emotional and physical harm from his wife's actions. Besides being able to stay in their home, he asked the court to ban both parties from harming the value of their assets, threatening or harassing each other.