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Michaele Salahi's husband files for divorce, citing relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon

Tareq Salahi, husband of former The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, filed for divorce Friday on the grounds of adultery. The Salahis, who were previously known for attending a White House state dinner without an invitation, made headlines earlier this week when Tareq reported his wife missing Tuesday night. The Warren County , Va. Sheriff’s department confirmed that Michaele was fine, staying “with a good friend,” and didn’t want to return home. It was later confirmed that the friend was Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Schon is mentioned by name in the papers, and Tareq stresses the humiliation caused by the public’s knowledge of his wife’s affair. “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,” says the complaint.

He also claims that Schon sent an “email with an attachment of a penis” to his own account, and that Journey paid for Michaele’s “travel, accommodations, and other expenses.” Tareq says that there is no hope for reconciliation, and mentions that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

Originally posted September 16 2011 — 5:47 PM EDT

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