Warren County, VA couple to star in next season of hit NBC/Bravo series
By Dan McDermott
The Sherando Times
The Sherando Times has learned that Michaele and Tareq Salahi of Oasis Winery in Hume, VA are slated to star in the upcoming Real Housewives of DC, the latest installment of a reality series that has developed a cult following on the NBC Universal-owned Bravo cable network.
Mrs. Salahi and a camera crew have been spotted in Frederick County.
Participants are tight-lipped about the show. One producer referred to “whatever show may or may not be being taped here.”
Tension was high for a period as Tareq and his mother, Corinne Salahi, had disagreed over whether the crew had the right to be present on the property. The two have been in a long-running dispute over control of the award winning winery that has since fallen into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office was called during a taping visit the previous weekend.
Begun in 2006 as Real Housewives of Orange County, the show follows the frolicking and friction of a set of housewives and their husbands. It is produced by Bethesda, MD based Half Yard Productions.
Half Yard’s web site describes the show as following “Washington’s A-list housewives. They not only rub elbows with the world’s movers and shakers, they’re among the nation’s most influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders. Comfortable discussing everything from the economy to high couture, they’re the talk of our most powerful town.”
Michaele is a former model and she and her husband founded America’s Polo Cup.
[This story will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Sherando Times.]