It’s been less than a month since it was revealed that Shahs of Sunset star Jessica Parido had filed for divorce from her husband and co-star Mike Shouhed after reportedly finding “endless texts with different girls that he would meet up with and have sex with.” After believing for weeks that the couple might have a chance at reconciliation, Mike shared a lengthy post on Facebook today revealing that he has hired a divorce attorney and is ready to move on.
“Today has been a bitter sweet!” Mike wrote. “I finally worked up the courage to hire my divorce attorney. I knew when I [hired] her, that the process of our split will really start.”
Mike then admits that he was still hopeful that he and Jessica could work things out. “I guess I felt that subconsciously me and my ex may get back together,” he admits. “I can’t lie, she will always hold a special part in my heart. I loved her! I thought that she would be the mother of my children. Almost 5 years together…inseparable! So many memories.”
The reality star continued his Jessica fondfest with some reminiscing. “Met her when she was 21…a baby. I watched her grow up. It was an honor to be her partner and teach her all the things I did. Little did I know, that she taught me twice as much as I taught.”
Mike then gets a bit philosophical as he throws all of his emotional baggage in to the “everything happens for a reason” carry-all. “We had many many many ups and downs, but I realize that everything happened for a reason. She wasn’t my destiny!”
Mike, who isn’t exactly a fan favorite–or a poster child for maturity when it comes to relationships–insists he has matured. “I’ve grown so much over the course of the last several months,” he says. “I’m not and will never be the man I once was.”
So what’s next for Mike? He’s not sure, but he’s confident that Mike Shouhed is important to the Universe. “God is great, and the universe has a plan for me,” he says. “I’m excited to see where I go from here…”
Ah–but don’t leave this post and head to Twitter and Facebook to offer your sympathy. “Don’t feel sorry for me,” Mike points out; “that’s not why I wrote this. Don’t feel for her, she’s happy with who she’s with now. Just know that you can’t keep a good man down. I love my life today…some days are still very hard, I lost one of my best friends. I am grateful for everything that has happened. The wisdom gained is priceless. Bless up…”
He wraps up his message with a quick “Love y’all,” and then:
Thank you for all the beautiful comments and messages. I read them all. Makes me feel amazing that I have most of your support.
TGIF! Have an amazing weekend FB Fam ?❤
In case you missed it, Jessica spoke with In Touch when her divorce filing was announced and revealed that she caught Mike virtually red handed. “Barely six months after our [March 29] wedding, I found endless texts with different girls that he would meet up with and have sex with,” she told the tabloid. “There were graphic text messages about sex and his penis size. It was disgusting.”
“I can’t believe I was so naive,” she said, adding that she had ignored warnings from friends and family about Mike’s cheating ways. “I really thought I knew him — we were together for five years before we wed. Now divorce is my only option. I need to start putting my life back together.”
It appears as though Jessica has gotten off to a great start on putting her life back together; she seems to already be in a serious relationship with a new man.
The two, seen together above, have been photographed out and about on several occasions.
So what do you think — has Mike really matured? Or is he just saying what fans (and Mike) want to hear?