EXCLUSIVE: 'Shahs of Sunset' Star Jessica Parido Moves On With New Man
By Desiree Murphy
Jessica Parido is in a "happy" relationship, but it’s not with her estranged husband, Michael Shouhed.
The 26-year-old Shahs of Sunset star was spotted with a mystery man on Tuesday in West Hollywood, California, and ET has now learned that he is Karlen "Chris" Shubaralyan, a 38-year-old business owner.
Parido filed for divorce from Shouhed last week, citing "irreconcilable differences," after eight months of marriage, alleging that Shouhed had cheated on her while they were together.
On Friday, Parido told ET about her new relationship with Shubaralyan, acknowledging how fast she seems to have moved on from her ex.
"It may seem that I moved on quickly, but I've been separated with Mike for over three-and-a-half months," the reality star said. "I'm ready to start a new life and be happy. Karlen makes me extremely happy."
On Tuesday, Parido told ET that she was ready to put her divorce behind her. "I want to move on with my life and I want to give all my time, energy and love that I gave to him to someone that deserves it, and it's clearly not Mike," she said.
As ET previously reported, Parido converted to Judaism for Shouhed, 37, before the couple wed at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, in March.
"Two years ago, before they were married, Mike made a terrible mistake and cheated on Jessica," Shouhed's rep told ET in a statement. "She recently discovered a text message and he came completely clean to her. He feels so terrible. Jessica is the most amazing woman in the world."
"He's begged for her back on hands and knees," the rep added. "He's offered his heartfelt apology to her. He loves Jessica and always will."
Parido, however, has already moved on. She even took to Instagram on Thursday to share a feel-good quote with her fans, captioning it, "So much to be thankful for. Thank you God ? Happy Thanksgiving everyone."
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