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Tareq Salahi

"Devastated" by Wife's Liaison

With Journey Guitarist

9/15/2011 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Tareq Salahi
is telling friends, he feels "betrayed" by Journey guitarist Neal Schon, a trusted friend who has hooked up -- again -- with his wife, Michaele.

Tareq is saying he considered Neal and his band members "best friends."  The band recently came to his winery in Virginia and played for free and even stayed with Tareq and Michaele.

And there's more.  Two weeks ago, Tareq and Michaele went to a Journey concert in Virginia and hung backstage with Neal and a woman named Ava, whom Tareq believes is Neal's wife.

Tareq has been crying hysterically, saying he feels as if his life is over because Michaele is all he lived for.

TMZ broke the story ... contrary to Tareq's belief that his wife had been kidnapped, Michaele was hooking up with Neal in Tennessee, bouncing from Journey concert to Journey concert.

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16.

Mike44090    

Well, Tereq filed for bankruptcy, his family winery goes up for auction in three days to help settle his finances, his wife leaves him for another man and the press is making fun of him. I hope some of his friends are watching out for him or we might be reading about another suicide because it sound like a lot of the same things Russell Armstrong went through.

949 days ago
17.

PM61    

Why air your dirty laundry unless you want everyone to know? These people are shameless attention whores. BTW, Steve Perry has aged alot better than Neal Schon. He probably has better taste in women too.

949 days ago
18.

sparced    

TMZ is really milking this nonsense. You know that most of these articles are just flat out lies just like Heidi and Spencer and yet they keep posting it.

not that TMZ has ever been too worried about being factual.....

949 days ago
19.

agold    

Or....this is a hoax within a hoax. And Journey-boy is in on it.

949 days ago
20.

3Storms    

You can't turn a whore into a housewife. When will these idiot men ever learn? They'd be a lot richer if they'd be smarter with the women they choose.

949 days ago
21.

Ray    

kidnapped by rock n roll.With any luck he will take the trendy way out and hang his daaam self

949 days ago
22.

Isa    

what a circus....these clowns should apply to cirque du soleil!!!!!

949 days ago
23.

Marilyn    

Why can't some people keep their feelings to themselves + not air every little thing in public? Be sad alone in your own room like the rest of us when life gives us lemons?

949 days ago
24.

Nyla    

This is publicity. The whole things sounds like an episode of "Cali***********" guest starring Rick Springfield.

949 days ago
25.

Irony    

This is what happens when a guy has been brainwashed to sacrifice his life for some ugly skinny blonde chick.

BLONDE BRAINWASHING - America has brainwashed its men to think that ugly skinny blonde chicks are the HOLY GRAIL of women.

There are so many more beautiful brunette women in the world...but alas..Tareq won't learn this lesson until he commits suicide over a chick who CLEARLY has been using him and doesn't really care about him at all.

Idiot.

949 days ago
26.

Leslie Harris    

This story is hilarious

949 days ago
27.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Nice try, Spiedi 2.0. Having TMZ reporting that you're BFF's with Journey gives you no celeb cred. If anything, it gives you a -4.

949 days ago
28.

leigh    

This whole thing stinks. You can't believe anything these two do. What happened to "I want a baby", and I have this critical disease. Publicity is what they want, I think they are addicted to it.

949 days ago
29.

Annoyed in MD    

Something tells me there will be a "miracle reconciliation" and that this whole thing was a typical hoax. F- them both....they are both nasty f^&ks!

949 days ago
30.

notalawyer    

NEWS FLASH !!!
Devastation will vanish once PR stunt is revealed...

949 days ago
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