Tareq Salahi has “gone through so many emotions” since his wife Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon ran off together, he doesn't even know where to start.
But trust us, he'll talk you through every step as he picks up the pieces.
During a press conference for Celebrity Fight Night: An Alki David FilmOn Production, in which he'll be throwing down, Tareq spoke about why he’s getting involved in celebrity boxing and, of course, Michaele ditching him.
“After Michaele abandoned our home and our marriage, the house was just empty,” he explained. “I think it’s very good for the heart and the mind."
"I’ve gone through so many emotions from sadness and crying, ust trying to understand what went wrong with the marriage and her double life.”
Asked whether money played a role in their split, Tareq said:
“Yes, I think that played a part in it because here is the thing. We all have - in marriages, in relationships - we all have to have conversations about money and paying bills. So let's say you have a pot of money sitting there."
"Well, Michaele would say, ‘I want to go to plastic surgery on my lips, face and boobs,’ versus, ‘Well we got to pay the mortgage!’ I chose the house.""If she is going to say I am controlling, I will own up to that because if she is going to turn around and say I am being controlling over money, then yeah, let's keep the house over boobs. You know what I am saying? Am I right? It is what it is.”
Tareq says he's still trying to figure out what went wrong.
“I just don’t understand how anyone can run away from a home and turn their back on what I considered a beautiful marriage. She wasn’t just my lover. She was my best friend. So, who does that and who flaunts it? It’s disgusting.”
“Who does that? Nobody does that. It’s a disgraceful, disgusting thing that they’ve done ... The rocker guy sent a picture of his penis. Well, that’s why I’m fighting."
"I’m fighting for anybody that’s been cheated on.”