Who is Mike Shouhed's ex-wife Jessica Parido? 'Shahs of Sunset' star engaged, married and separated in 6 months

'People don't cheat unless they are in a relationship they are not happy in,' Mike had said


                            Who is Mike Shouhed's ex-wife Jessica Parido? 'Shahs of Sunset' star engaged, married and separated in 6 months
Jessica Parido and Mike Shouhed from 'Shahs of Sunset' (@jessica___ /@mikeshouhed /Instagram)
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The 'Shahs of Sunset' Season 9 premiere is a few hours away and we are excited to have the OGs return and create the drama they promised in the weeks leading up to the big day. Reza Farahan and Mercedes 'MJ' Javid may have topped the list when it came to stirring the pot, but Mike Shouhed was not far behind. Even though he was a changed man, his past would often be a topic of conversation. 

Mike, who has been with Paulina Ben-Cohen for a while now and sees a future with her, was married once. Mike and Jessica Parido were engaged, married, and separated in less than six months. Even though theirs wasn't a peaceful split, they managed to maintain a healthy friendship post-breakup. 

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Who is Jessica Parido?

She is an Italian who lives out of Los Angeles and a registered nurse, business owner, and cancer survivor - all rolled in one. Today, she is a mother of a beautiful baby boy but the journey was not smooth. She had great difficulty conceiving given her past health issues. In 2019, she announced the arrival of her firstborn in a heartwarming post on Instagram that read: "Since I was 15 years old I was told that the high doses of chemotherapy I got to fight my leukemia would cause me to be sterile."

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"It was something I struggled with accepting for years. After 15 years and countless specialists I accepted the fact I would never have children of my own," she wrote. "The level of shock and disbelief I had when I found out I was pregnant naturally was unimaginable." Jessica spends her time looking after her son and establishing her online boutique Glam Envy.

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Why did Jessica and Mike break up?

While they have both maintained dignity when it came to talking about their breakup, Mike went ahead and dished about what caused their relationship to crumble. Mike was accused of cheating, which he apparently readily accepted, a source told Page Six. Years later, in a chat with Entertainment Tonight, he revealed what really broke them. 

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"People don't cheat unless they are in a relationship they are not happy in," he said and added that the "cheating" happened much before the marriage. "Just constantly at each other's throats, and that led me to look for love in another relationship or another situation, and I am not that person I was anymore. I broke my own heart, I broke my ex-wife's heart. I destroyed two families that came together to be as one that was separated." 

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'Shahs of Sunset' airs on Bravo every Sunday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.