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Michaele Salahi

Secretly Promised to Ditch Hubby

& Spend Life with Rock Star

9/15/2011 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michaele Salahi
's torrid affair with Journey guitarist Neal Schon was so passionate -- the two secretly promised to spend the rest of their lives together ... despite their respective marriages.

Michaele confided in one friend back in 2009 -- when her relationship with Neal had suddenly turned sexual -- "I remember crying so hard once when I told Neal I couldn't see him -- heartbroken. He was always the love I never knew where it would go."

Michaele explained, "We promised one another that we would [...] grow old together into our 80s and always love and be there for one another."

Michaele and Neal even sent sexually explicit messages to each other around that time -- in one message, Schon signed off, "xxxoooxxxoo Kiss, lick, and a nice stiff one 4 ya lol Neal."

But long before it became sexual, their relationship had been filled with suspense -- according to sources extremely close to Michaele, the secret lovers struggled to restrain themselves from the very moment they met in 1995.

And Michaele was determined to keep it all a secret the entire time -- telling Schon two years ago, "I didn't put [our pictures] up on Facebook ever to cherish you and keep you my secret. I love who you are too much."

Neal replied he would never have married his ex-wife in 2001 if he had known the full extent of Michaele's feelings -- but clearly, none of that matters now.

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61.

Valerie    

I used to think she was an attention-whore. Now I realize she's just your every day whore.

1113 days ago
62.

John Gallucci    

"Michaele explained, "We promised one another that we would [...] grow old together into our 80s and always love and be there for one another." - How could they grow old into their 80s when they already grew old in the 80s? wakka wakka.

1113 days ago
63.

alex alvarenga    

Cheaters, deserve each other respective spouses should be glad they are gone

1113 days ago
64.

FamePoser    

I think this saga has reached the apogee of overexposure.

1113 days ago
65.

moe    

THIS STORY IS SOOOOOOO RETARDED! IT CANNOT EVEN BE TRUE! TAREQ IS AN UGLY, FAT,BROKE-ASS DOUCHE! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD MARRY HIM?? MICHAELE IS AN ANOREXIC GOLD DIGGING WHORE! THESE TWO ARE INSANE!

1113 days ago
66.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

50-ish dudes trying to dress like rock stars look asinine

1113 days ago
67.

BetterThanYou    

Tareq just learned the hard way that an attention whore is a whore.

1113 days ago
68.

Bippy    

BILLY JOEL - "HONESTY" OR REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DC "GETS HYPNOTIC WITH *******."

1113 days ago
69.

Lydia    

Did anyone really expect Melissa AKA "Michaele" to stay with Tareq Salahi when he clearly has NO MONEY? The only reason she hadn't left him before was because she had to seal the deal with the has-been rock star first. I'm sure the royalties from Journey music will keep her nicely until she can find a richer man. I almost feel bad for Tareq; he must feel like a real fool now. Karma like those 3 have put out is a real b-tch to pay! They really deserve each other.

1113 days ago
70.

Everyones~A~Star    

Michaele explained, "We promised one another that we would [...] grow old together into our 80s and always love and be there for one another." ~same promise she made her husband.

1113 days ago
71.

Pua    

We may dislike them as a couple and The husband may be a publicity hound and a political groupie, but damn, this is a harsh way to be treated publically. I hope that he cuts her off completely if there is anything at all to them.

1113 days ago
72.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Right. So when's the "sex tape" getting "stolen?" Tomorrow?

1113 days ago
73.

janet    

These two are grifters. Time to move. They will hook up in a differnt country. Next target.

1113 days ago
74.

Sandra    

What happened to her multiple sclerosis?

1113 days ago
75.

BetterThanYou    

Tareq has finally figured out that an attention whore is a whore.

1113 days ago
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