Reza Farahan is killing it in 2021.
The Shahs of Sunset star sat down with the co-hosts of E! News' Daily Pop today to dish on why he's feeling better than ever post-quarantine. The slimmed down Bravo icon joked that he's passed the torch of "plumpest" Shah. "I get to be skinny for the first time for you guys!" Reza gushed on May 12. "I've never felt better in my whole life. This was the funnest season I've ever shot."
He even spat out water while watching the first episode of season nine, which premieres this Sunday. "I laughed so hard," Reza joked. "It's literally fire!"
This season also mended things between Reza and longtime pal Mercedes "MJ" Javid after a "horrendous" past season. The coronavirus pandemic had a "profound effect" on Reza and changed his perspective. "We just in our household decided to take all of the negative and try to channel it in a positive way. So when we got locked down, [husband] Adam [Neely] and I just rebuilt our lives. Every relationship in our house, everything we consumed, everyone we talked to."
That also included being in a better place with co-star MJ. Fans can learn more about Reza and MJ's history in his upcoming new book, Memoirs of a Gay Shah. And yes, the title is just as fabulous as Reza's personality!
With the help of a ghostwriter, Reza reflected even further. "A lot of it had to do with my relationship with MJ for 30 years. And I have to tell you, writing the book got me to a place where I accepted that I have to meet people where they are right now," Reza admitted.
So what other Bravolebrities does Reza have some advice for? Check out the clip above to hear why he thinks The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Joe Gorga should worship wife Melissa Gorga AKA Reza's "boo thang from back in the day."
Shahs of Sunset airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo. Binge Shahs any time on Peacock.
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