Michaele Salahi Blindsides Husband With Journey Affair

Celebrity News Sep. 15, 2011 AT 7:49PM
Michaele Salahi Blindsides Husband With Journey Affair Credit: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Bud Light; Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Michaele Salahi does what she wants, when she wants.

The 45-year-old made headlines when her husband Tareq believed she had been "kidnapped or abducted" earlier this week. In reality, she was spending quality time with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, 57, thousands of miles away in Memphis. (An insider tells Us Weekly they reconnected when Michaele and her husband went to a Journey concert in Washington D.C. on September 4.)

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How did Michaele and Schon first get acquainted? "They met in 1995 when Journey was on tour and they maintained a relationship as friends ever since," a Journey spokesperson tells Us.

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Schon, who is in the midst of Journey's sold-out Eclipse tour, ended his on-off relationship with Ava Fabian last month. Though Schon was surprised by Michaele's visit, a rep for the band tells Us: "He is not hiding that they are together."

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No kidding. Michael and Schon are currently in Atlanta, where the band is enjoying a day off before their Friday concert Friday. An insider tells Us that the two spent four hours shopping together Thursday, buying clothes for Michaele since "she left Tareq in the middle of the night and barely took anything."

Tareq seems stunned by his wife's bizarre behavior, the source adds. "Normally you tell the person before you leave them for someone else but I guess she didn't do that."

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