Fame-seeking White House party crasher Michaele Salahi — who, back in late 2009, became internationally known alongside then-husband Tareq for inviting themselves to a Presidential shindig — has a famous fiance for real now after an on-stage proposal from Journey’s Neal Schon.
Michaele Salahi has been bouncing around the D-list ever since she became famous for gate-crashing, but she and Tareq Salahi split back in 2011. And, as the breakup worsened, allegations came from Tareq’s camp that Michaele Salahi had been running around inappropriately with Neal Schon, allegations which both Michaele and Schon denied.
Salahi, 47, and Schon, 58, were both at a gig Sunday night in Baltimore when the question was popped. The Washington Post reports:
“She said yes, to cheers from the crowd, reports our colleague Ben Sumner — and then the band played its 1983 power ballad “Faithfully,” of course. The rock on her finger: Huge.”
A publicist for Michaele Salahi was right on it because, of course, she was, posting confirmation of the high-profile engagement on Twitter:
BREAKING NEWS!!!Neal Schon proposes to Michaele Salahi at One Cause Benefit Concert.SHE SAID YES!!!
— LLEWMORC PR Agency (@LLEWMORC_Agency) October 15, 2012
Us Magazine reports that Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon dated previously before she married Tareq Salahi and that doubts about Schon’s rockstar lifestyle led her to make a choice that she may now regret. The mag quotes Salahi as having said:
“I chose Tareq over Neal because I thought life would be less stressful living on a vineyard in Virginia. Life on the road with a rock band … well, I thought I might not have been able to keep up.”
After Schon and Salahi began dating, the rocker said in an interview:
“I’m very happy, very happy after waiting for her for 15 years … Now I want to get beyond all this media hype that [Michaele’s estranged husband] Tareq has put out there. It’s really quite embarrassing.”
Do you think Michaele Salahi’s on-stage proposal from Neal Schon was romantic or over-exposed?