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Michaele Salahi Runs Into 'Open Arms' of Journey Rocker, Husband Won't 'Stop Believin' in Kidnapping, Reports Say

 

While Whitehouse gatecrasher and "Real Housewives" husband Tareq Salahi was telling the media and authorities that his wife Michaele Salahi had been kidnapped, it appears that she was off on a journey all her own.

It turns out Michaele had instead run off to Tennessee to be with guitarist Neal Schon from the 1980s rock band Journey. 

No, really.

Apparently the pair have been dating, and she went to his show in Nashville last night, and is currently with him in Memphis where Journey is set to perform with fellow '80s arena rockers Foreigner.

Journey's rep, Scoop Market confirmed that Michaele had decided to go her "Separate Ways" from her husband, saying "nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together." 

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Tareq Salahi's attorney said his client was devastated at the news, but relieved that his wife was ok.

Salahi's attorney, David Silek, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that it's premature to say if the couple would get a divorce.

In an interview with TMZ Wednesday, Tareq Salahi believed his wife was still "Faithfully" in their marriage. He reported her alleged kidnapping to police after she failed to show up from a hair appointment. 

Salahi said he got a phone call from Michaele late Tuesday from an Oregon cell phone number, where she said she was going to her mother's home nearby.

But Salahi said he was suspicious and called his mother-in-law, who told him she hadn't spoken with Michaele and was unaware of her plans. Fearing she had been abducted, he told TMZ he called the Warren Country Sheriff's Dept. to report it.

Salhia said authorities told him that Michaele had already contacted them to warn that she was fine and was simply working out some "family issues."

The WCSD confirmed in a statement that they received a call from Salahi on Tuesday night shortly before midnight, They said Salahi advised the department that he had last heard from his wife six hours before the phone call and was concerned because she had contacted him from an Oregon area code when she was supposed to be back in Northern Virginia. 

WCSD said Deputy Mike Glavis then spoke with Michaele a few moments after the phone call from her husband. Deputy Glavis was able to identify Michaele by having had previous conversations with her. Michaele assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be. She also said she did not want her husband to know where she was. 

She apologized that the Sherriff's Office had to be involved. Deputy Glavis then contacted Salahi and told him that he had spoken with Michaele and she was fine. 

But Tareq Salahi wasn't buying it. He still believed his wife's "abductor" forced her to make the phone calls, adding that he was very nervous in light of death threats that the couple had received. 

Salahi later issued a statement saying: "We are reaching to the public pleading [sic] desperately for your help. It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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