Mike Shouhed on Estranged Wife Jessica Parido: “I Will Always Love That Woman”

Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido
Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido Vincent Sandoval/WireImage

Mike Shouhed is heartbroken following his split from Jessica Parido. The Shahs of Sunset star exclusively opened up to Us Weekly about their divorce and what he thinks about Parido's rebound romance.

As previously reported, Parido, 26, pulled the plug on the couple's eight-month marriage last month after finding out that Shouhed, 37, had been texting another woman. "Two years ago, before they were married, Mike made a terrible mistake and cheated on Jessica," his rep told Us at the time. "She recently discovered a text message and he came completely clean to her. He feels so terrible. Jessica is the most amazing woman in the world. He's begged for her back on hands and knees. He's offered his heartfelt apology to her. He loves Jessica and always will."

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Parido quickly moved on from the marriage and was photographed with a mystery beau at West Hollywood hot spot Craig's on Nov. 24. The new romance isn't sitting well with Shouhed.

Shouhed describes the entire situation as a "bad dream." He also claims that the estranged couple tried to work on their relationship for a month and that she hasn't given the ring back.

"I felt like a Mack truck hit me. I was shocked. This girl who I thought I was marrying became somebody completely different in our moment of darkness and decided that she was going to completely walk away and not even give me a chance to reconcile with her and try to work it out," he explained to Us.

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Despite it all, Shouhed still deeply cares about Parido — a woman who, he says, could light up a room with her personality, drive, and smile.

"The Jessica that I married is a phenomenal human being," he told Us. "She had a heart of gold. I love Jessica. I will always love that woman. Me and her had an amazing relationship. She was unfortunately unhappy with me and decided she was better off not fixing the issue rather than giving it a shot."

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