Former White House Crasher and RHODC Star Tareq Salahi Engaged! How He Found Love Again After Very Messy Divorce

Posted on November 18th, 2015 at 11:28 am
Exclusive Tareq Salahi EngagedFour years after a rocky divorce from his infamous ex-wife, Tareq Salahi is engaged, and the former Real Housewives of D.C. star is telling RumorFix EXCLUSIVELY how he managed to finally find love again. Salahi, who ended his marriage to Michaele Salahi in 2011, popped the question to his girlfriend, former health-care executive Lisa Spoden, last week during the couple's European travels and transatlantic cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Escape. "I am thrilled about our engagement," Salahi gushes. Tareq, who is still currently on the cruise with Spoden, tells RumorFix that he and his 54-year-old fiance made the announcement official with the help of famous rapper Pitbull. "[Pitbull] is serving as the godfather of the NCL Escape, and while on this cruise we attended the ship's christening by Pitbull and live concert by the ship and formally announced our engagement [last week]."

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And little background on how the duo came to be -- Tareq tells us, "I have known Lisa casually for the past seven or eight years. We met on a few occasions when I was playing polo matches." The 47-year-old reveals to RumorFix that they were "re-introduced approximately two years ago by mutual friends," and the rest is history! Spoden is the CEO of cruise-ship charter company Hotels at Sea, which she and Salahi co-founded together. "We formed our company Hotels at Sea, which does cruise ship charters world wide for major events and for private charters. While working together we fell in love. We decided that we are a perfect fit both in love and work," Salahi continues to dish to RumorFix. "Lisa is lovely," he tells us. Tareq Salahi became notoriously famous in 2010 after he and ex-wife Michaele crashed a White House state dinner during their stint on season one of of RHODC. He and Michaele became a couple of tabloid sensations and later divorced in the messiest of ways. Michaele famously left her hubby of nine years in 2011 for now-husband Journey rocker Neal Schon.