Shahs of Sunset stars Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido announced their plans to divorce earlier this month, but it doesn't end there...
Jessica appears to have moved on with new boyfriend Karlen Shubaralyan, and Mike wants to seem like he's OK with it. "People come into your life for a reason a season or a lifetime," he told E! News in a statement Wednesday. "Jessica shown who she is. I wish her the best in her new relationship."
But Mike, who has admitted to cheating on Jessica before they were married, hasn't totally moved on, according to his ex. Jessica told E! News Wednesday that she plans to file a restraining order against her estranged husband next week when she returns to L.A. after attending Art Basel in Miami with her new boyfriend. (Per Mike's publicist, because they do not yet know anything about an alleged restraining order, they don't have anything to say in regards to it.)
Mike is expected to be in Florida for Art Basel as well, E! News has learned, so there's a chance the exes could coincidentally cross paths. Jessica isn't hoping for any run-ins with Mike, though. She claims to E! News that her ex "has been coming to my office every day for the past month," adding that she and her business partner "are having issues because of it."
"I had to change my number because he kept calling," she claimed. "I blocked him, but he found a way to still contact me. He calls everyone I'm in contact with...He just wants to see me,. He'll bring flowers. He'll bring me mail I don't need...It's really sad, I gave him everything. He was my life. We're in this position because of what he's done."
Publicly, Mike is putting on a peaceful front. On Wednesday, the Shahs of Sunset star Instagrammed a photo of what appears to be him holding hands with Jessica on their wedding day. He also waxed on about what #insight he's gained, writing, "When love is lost, do not bow your head In sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal! I have loved and lost...it has hurt me badly...but it is only making me stronger. I know that the universe has a plan for me, I'm on this journey to find out what that is."
Woof. Romance—and especially reality TV romance—is tough.
(In Touch magazine was first to report on Jessica's spoken intent to file a restraining order)
—Additional Reporting by Baker Machado & Beth Sobol
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