Michaele Salahi's Husband "Devastated" Over Journey Romance

Celebrity News Sep. 15, 2011 AT 2:17PM
Michaele Salahi's Husband "Devastated" Over Journey Romance Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Tareq Salahi is happy his wife Michaele is safe -- but he's not too thrilled that she's hanging out with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

"Tareq is devastated but he is relieved to know that Michaele is safe," Salahi attorney David Silek said on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday. "That was his first concern."

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Prior to learning about his wife's whereabouts, Tareq believed his wife had been "kidnapped or abducted" and contacted local authorities and then the FBI. In reality, she was spending time with Schon in Memphis.

During the interview, the couple's attorney also dismissed critics who believed the police report was faked, saying: "It was amazing to watch how fast the federal government could find someone in this country and put hands on them, eyes on them and confirm their whereabouts and safety."

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Silek added that Tareq is heartbroken and confused after learning his wife, 45, ran off with Schon, 57.

"He's so devastated there's not a goal other than trying to figure out what is going on at this time," Silek said. "If there's an opportunity for reconciliation, that's something they can and ought to explore."

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Prior to becoming reality stars on the now defunct Real Housewives of D.C., the Salahis made headlines as "The White House Gatecrashers" when they showed up uninvited to a White House state dinner uninvited and took a picture with President Barack Obama in 2009.

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