Reza Farahan

Ep 8: Reza gives us the down-and-dirty on diamonds, Rosh Hashanah, and GG and her lollipop!

on Jan 18, 20130

Oh Diamond Water! Hello! How amazing was that ginormous diamond?! She was putting it there and there [points to his head] and I’d be putting it here [points to his pocket] and taking it the F out of there! Especially that big-ass one! It had my name all over it.

We get to New York, and honestly, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m so sick of crying. I can’t watch myself cry anymore. But it was a really amazing lunch I had with my Dad. And as close as we got last year, this lunch brought us that much closer. And I was so happy to have MJ and Mike and Asa with my at Rosh Hashanah which was so beautiful and so special to me. My east coast family is so amazing. And I’m serious, they switched my grandmother at the Old Folks’ home! I don’t know if she got a lobotomy, or took an ecstasy, or a Xanax, but something happened on the way to my Uncle’s house, because she was really,really amazing and we had the trip of a lifetime. We had so much fun, and I’m really happy that you got to take that trip with me.

I hope you liked episode eight as much as I did! Call me.
Peace!

54 comments
texastea
texastea

First season Reza and MJ were my favorite in the group. Fame has gone to Reza's head. He is mean, unloyal, hateful. He is a hypocrite. MJ is a better friend than you deserve. She should not allow you to treat her like a verbal punching bag. And putting all her business out....NO LOYALTY. This....for ratings? Very sad. You turned on your friend! Thank you Mike for not turning on a friend. You are cool.

SamanthaWoods
SamanthaWoods

DEAR REZA, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE SITUATION WITH YOUR FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER. I CRIED AND JUST WANTED TO KISS N HUG YOU. I LEARNED FROM YOUR FORGIVING HEART AND YOUR GRACE. I KNOW YOU MUST THINK STRANGERS MUST BE CRAZY FOR LOVING YOU SO CALL ME CRAZY. I WISH YOU MUCH PEACE N MUCH LIGHT.

pinkylaroe
pinkylaroe

Reza~ My husband and I LOVE and ADORE you. You are the best thing on T.V.  Thank God we found you because you make us laugh so so hard!!! My husband is ill so we spend Sunday nights snuggled up and to hear him laughing at the crazy ass things you say brings joy to my heart... So, thank you for entertaining us and giving us many many laughs. I was serious when I said we adored and loved you... PEACE!!!

laces
laces

Reza, you are a true gift to us. Thank you for letting us eavesdrop on your life. I love you and join with your dear group of friends/family to say, I'm so proud of you.  Wishing you every good thing......Everyone should be blessed to have a friend like you.

sheleigh
sheleigh

You are the reason I watch this show! I love the things you say! You are fabulous!!!

cinchy
cinchy

To all of you who say he shouldn't have called the old grandmother a bitch:

 

She WAS a bitch.  Did you all not see the first season?  The family was probably so embarrassed by that that they must have talked to her and made her behave like a better person rather than such a racist against her own grandson.

 

The rest of Reza's east coast family was nice.  The seem to genuinely care about Reza.  They welcomed his friends to their family celebration.  Even during the first season, Reza's cousin said, "Reza, I've wanted to have a relaionship with you."  Aw, she seemed sweet and honestly wanted to know Reza.

rebeccababs
rebeccababs

My father also had divorced parents in Tehran back in the late 40's, early fifties. His younger brother had deeper scars than my dad, who was older when the parents split. "Who does that" you asked? I could really relate. I've asked the same thing. luckily your mom is very loving. my dads brother lived a short, troubled life, married an unstable woman, had two unfortunate daughters, one is barely alive from a stroke at age 40, the other is 300 lbs living on the dole, very unhappy and unloved. watching all you folk is like visiting with my pretend cousins in happier times, on my fathers side. "Becky-jon, they would say. I'm only half a "shah", but I can so relate.

Armyliz
Armyliz

Reza just have sex with MJ again... You two want each other....

rinasotomayor
rinasotomayor

I cried when I watched you and your grandmother. I am so happy she showed you love. I think she always loved you but didn't know how to show you because of the way her life was in the past. I am happy for you and your family. Please can you do me a favor can you get someone to take the tangles out of MJ's hair. She's so pretty why can't she comb her hair. Don't get me wrong she is awesome but sometimes I just want to comb her hair. Mike is a good friend. Love him. He keeps you guys stable. GG... um am not fond of her. She has a big mouth. Reza I feel sorry for her. And Asa! She is wonderful and I love her. Have a great week

yvonnegraham
yvonnegraham

reza your use of the word BITCH is disgusting. and for you to call your grandmother a bitch is beyond disgusting

kat1129
kat1129

OMG go back to looking like your younger pictures you were actually hot!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Reza, why is it when you are with your dad, we all want to cry? Could it be pulling out some repressed hurt? That we were not aware of? I have to say that your father may not have been around for your childhood, and while I can't condone that behavior in a man...I believe that by being on camera, it can't be easy to put that stuff out there...but here is what I don't get about you and your dads discussion....it went to your dad telling you what a horrible childhood he had, desertion, etc....and you actually started making excuses for your grandmother....letting her off the hook, and deep down, i believe it made your dads painful memories mean less than what he was painfully trying to reveal.....I don't let people off the hook to excuse bad behavior when it comes to raising a child....you said your grandmother may have done her best....really Reza...do you believe that?? Under the worst circumstances...no food, no lights, no nothing, a mother can hug her child and say "i love you, and i will always be here" ....that costs nothing....free and clear...one size fits all....and then, mean what you say.....that is what your dad did not get...he knew it was free...he knew it took little effort...so no, she did not do her best, stop making it insignificant...it was significant....you can love your grandmother, but do not take from your fathers pain...sorry, but i think she was not truthful with you during those scenes....i had a grandmother just like her...while it did not matter as much for me, because of having both parents in my life, I can recognize that coldness across a room, and have met other grandmothers like yours and mine and can tell you, they have a link that is disengaged and they do not care, nor will they apologize for it....don't agonize over that one

bombshell8124
bombshell8124

And you do it AGAIN! Take a shot at MJ in your blog after last week saying after you saw the episode you wanted to just kiss her?? Your so fake and manipulative. Then you go on to say you were so happy to have your friend there and you included MJ. On Joy Behar you said MJ attacked your grandmother in NY and on the episode I was waiting to see that and once again did not and you prove to be a liar. Diamond water is a JOKE! We the viewers are not fools that buy into such scams like diamond water. Her business partners really gave her a budget to spend 65k alone on a diamond to make a bottle water product! Anyone with common business sense knows that wouldn't happen and that she didn't buy the diamond.

indie305
indie305

Every time you make nasty comments about MJ, I like you less.  I hope that all the negative energy you put out toward others comes back to you.  You are a real jerk.

jackie78704
jackie78704

ROFLMBO !!! This is why I love Reza , Oh I loved your Grand Ma and the stories and the secrets. It was making you want more .... I love you Reza . Great Blog had me crying !!

rodeochavez77
rodeochavez77

Reza i feel you try to identify yourself as more Jewish than Muslim when you have said yourself you have years and years of your life that you have not spent with your Jewish father and Jewish side of the family.  Why don't you identify as more Muslim? That is very weird to me.

 

Also you were here in Long Island's gold coast- why did you not come and visit the ginormous and super luxurious Americana? Are you not that familiar with the area your father's family is from? We make Beverly Hills look like a poor village girlfriend!  Next time don't dig on L.I.  we are one of the wealthiest zip codes up in this country.

 

I hope you reconcile honestly with MJ soon.  MJ is the best and only has love for you. How can you not see that?

SaltRiverGirl
SaltRiverGirl

Reza I am very happy for you to be able to spend time with your family and your close friends.  That looked like an awesome time, also you and your family have started the journey to heal. Hope things continue to work out for you. 

KatDelroy@gmail.com
KatDelroy@gmail.com

Reza, You are such a mean girl. Mean girls are super insecure and enjoy the spotlight only on them. As soon as they perceive as someone else getting more attention than them, they contrive stories, manipulate situations and even play victim to get everyone on their side and against their so called target. I despise you and your antics. Mike is worst than you in my opinion because he will sell a friend out to be popular. Please I don't understand why it is anyone's job to hold GG accountable for he argument with Asa. GG and Lila are the only ones in he same weight class. You and Mike act like you are worried about Asa's safety, but I have seen Asa devour "free meals" that weighed more than GG. Give me a break. Ps. I use to like you until I saw what a deviant you are. Perhaps that's why your moms is no longer speaking to you. If my son goes around copping feels off young men in gay clubs wanting to sniff armpits, I might want to keep my distance as well.

ChristaK
ChristaK

Bitch!  Reza you have won me back.  You mistreated MJ but you made up.  Glad grandma didn't reject you.  Very happy for you.  

minea
minea

You call your grandmother a bitch? That is disgusting and you need some help.

catlady123
catlady123

It was good to see you be friends with your grandmother!!!!

rainbows
rainbows

Don't ever call your grandmother a bit**...very tacky, even in jest...

Pasadena47
Pasadena47

Reza, I am so happy that you and the group were able to make it to New York for New Year!  It appears that the truth is revealing itself gradually.  The old saying "The Truth shall set you Free" is meaningful and as it is divuldged to you, it allows you to release the pain you all have inside.

 

If you think about what your Grandmother endured at the hands of archaic thoughts in Iran and how she was ostricized by the Persian Community, you can better understand how it would be difficult for her to feel whole.  She feel's guilty and unworthy, and your second visit reassured her that you were not standing in judgement of her.  God Bless you all on your journey to healing.

 

P.S.  You DO NOT need Diamond Water to accomplish this, just an open heart and sincere willingness to move forward as a family.  Love to you and yours.

hrhjoelle
hrhjoelle

Reza is great on the show. I'm glad to see things are working out between him and his family. Wow, the episode with the diamond water...Ha, are you serious? 9 tcw. or 5 tcw, I wouldn't dump it in a vat of water that looks like its for distilling vodka.

LissaLooWho
LissaLooWho

I enjoyed this episode a lot - seeing you reassure your father that you love him and forgive him made me cry. Also, watching how you decided to let go of the pain your situaion with your grandmother was wonderful.  You've inspired me to do the same thing in regards to family relationships that have caused pain and to forgive, accept, understand, and like you said "I'm not leaving here with all this baggage."  That's what love is, and i cried during that part as well.  The kicker for me really sobbing was when your grandmother was receptive to you and opened her heart with love for and towards you.  I didn't see that coming.....And to watch that was amazingly beautiful.  I cried, yes.  Thank you for sharing your story with us.  Your compassion and forgiveness (after being hurt by these issues) has made me put some perspective into my own life with my hurt feelings from the past in regards to family.  I know if you can do it, I can.  So thank you so much, again, for sharing your journey with us.  And I am so happy that you are healing the wounds from the past, and letting it go. 

Much love,

Melissa

CCayne
CCayne

The most important thing you want to talk about are your shoes? Really? You are a middle aged man for heavens sake.

barbiemtz
barbiemtz

Reza, I think you are awesome!

mrscomics
mrscomics

Last night's episode was epic.  Heartfelt, emotional, interesting - it worked on so many levels. I found this particular episode of "Shahs" to be poignant, and genuine.  I seriously watched with tears in my eyes at the level of compassion, healing - for both family and friends.  Superb TV.  I love the cast being Gay/Straight/Muslim/Jewish -- It truly is a series with  interesting young professionals who truly have something to say.  Love it!

WhyBother
WhyBother

Reza, watching the show last night as you were celebrating Rosh Hashanah with your family in New York, I remembered why it was that I liked you so much last season ... you displayed real emotions and love for your family.  But then ... yes, there it was ... the nasty streak reared its head: you called your grandmother a B-tch!  I had to rewind the scene to make sure I didn't hear it wrong.  I didn't.  Please understand, calling women B-tches, whether young or old, is not a term of endearment. Much like calling a gay man the F word would never, ever be funny, appropriate or acceptable so too is calling women B-tches.  Please stop.  

mac5
mac5

Why do you have to "buy" diamond water when you can do it yourself at home if you really believe in that crock. I mean did you see where this water is made its in a warehouse!! Not a bottling factory. This wreaks of snake oil.

Honeybunny1
Honeybunny1

Diamond water?Really? Stop pulling everyone's leg. Absolutely ridiculous.Couldn't stop laughing.

namaste86
namaste86

Thanks to you and Mike for blogging in a timely manner. The castmates' contracts should include the imperative of blogging on time. 

Very happy for you that your visit with your east coast family went so well. Those of us who saw your pain last year were 100% pulling for you.

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

Asa's diamond water is like the Manzo's black ice water.  Nothing to it but water with a fancy bottle with a fancy price.  Maybe the LA crowd will buy it but not regular folk.

Each family has a story, strife, joys, etc.  I suspect you have known issues have existed and such that run deeper than your issues with your father.  I doubt they just popped out but they make for a story line and ratings.  I don't think your grandmother changed because last season she just seemed so uncomfortable around the cameras.

I hope MJ sees you for the real you. Not a friend, nor family. A real JERK.

 

chapis2201
chapis2201

I love love love the episode today Reza, i really do the fact you try to understand your grandma also offer your hand to her make me cry and remember how much i miss my grandmas grandpas e mom and dad!!!! Is so beautiful too your family accept your friends and received  then all just show for my heart how the Jewish culture is always open to help and stick for each other (even with everything they had been trough) im not Jewish but grow up with a lot of them, and i have to say my best friends iare and i admire then so so so much!!!! You full my heart today with tears Reza but tears of happiness!!!!!! we never can judge something so fast family is everything we have now and about !!!! enjoy your dad your grandma every single second you can, dont forget to say i Love you because they are the most pure honest sincere love we have !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your grandma is so so cute !!!!!!!! love this episode today really do 

 

WhatRUWatchin
WhatRUWatchin

The Reza we all adore was in tonight's episode, it was so nice to see you back.  You were open, understanding, and your friends and family surrounded you.  You did not trash talk even one person.  When you teared up, MJ teared up immediately, she really loved you Reza.  I don't know why you started this season out seeking to destroy that friendship, but now that MJ is watching and learning how you really felt about her, things have changed, huh?  She is no longer your unconditional punching bag.

 

She was nothing this episode but a loyal supportive friend to you... family.  So you attack her looks.  I hope it is worth it Reza.  You will not find another friendship to replace the one you threw away.  I loved you in tonight's episode, but the new you is here today, talking trash on a good friend, for no reason... it was too good to be true.  Perhaps this mean self centered guy is the true you all along, if so, you were a great actor season one... you may try a new career.

TrudyBravoGirl
TrudyBravoGirl

Oh Reza.. Your East Coast family was delightful to watch. And yes your Grandmother was a sweetie pie ( this time). Your father was sweet on the phone as well as at lunch. It was obvious that he loves his son. Glad to see your reconciliation. It warmed my heart.

 

I must say.. Diamond Water? I do know that some believe in the energy behind it... I am one that does not.

TwilebrityED
TwilebrityED

All i have to say is that this is the only episode out of the first eight of the season that you were humble and nice. I'm still disappointed with you, Reza. I saw the clip of next week, the words you said to GG weren't nice at all. You see you're so quick to judge GG's frontal assault on Asa, but you have a dirty mouth that needs a good cleaning. You have a reputation for taking ill about women like they're your bitches, for someone being classified as gay, you sure fail to present a good image. I hope that we get to see what's your beef with GG on the next episode or on the finale! You have become very disgusting this season and you only befriended Lilly Galichi for a commission check... I mean a friendship of 20 years suddenly becoming less important than a friendship with Lilly? Not buying it. Did you and Asa became goody two-shoes last season in order to get the show picked up for another season? The fame has gotten to both of you and Asa's head that words can't even make you see what's right from wrong. Seeing from WWHL, MJ is not having communication with neither you and Asa wonder what could of happened to trigger such a separation. 

LisaNYC
LisaNYC

Seriously, you call your grandma "bitch"?? So classless. You have such a weird, scary view of women -- all women.

Carriefreeze
Carriefreeze

Finished the episode... And loving everyone at that table!!! Greatest shahs of sunset yet!

yvonnegraham
yvonnegraham

 @cinchy

 I DONT CARE IF HIS GRANDMOTHER IS A BITCH. how do you call your grandma a BITCH on camera

ChristaK
ChristaK

 @rainbows

 He uses "bitch" when describing everyone. 

 

"BITCH, did you not look in the mirror?

 

I am obsessed with this bitch!!

 

Who is this BITCH?"

 

He's hilarious.  I love it.  Don't think he meant it disrespectfully.  But I agree with you if he did!  @:)

cyannokia
cyannokia

 @CCayne I don't know whether to be bothered that he does that..or that you were shocked that he does. lol

ChristaK
ChristaK

 @mrscomics

 I agree!  As someone who was raised Catholic and is married to a Jew (for 16 years!) I love it when people of all faiths come together.  Love is love, and people are just people.

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @mrscomics I LOVE THE SHOW AS WELL. I HAVE TO ADMIT WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT LAST YEAR AND BEFORE THE FIRST EPISODE AIRED, I THOUGHT I WAS NOT GOING TO LIKE IT. HOWEVER, I GOT HOOKED RIGHT AWAY AND LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE REALLY DID SHOW WHAT FAMILY IS ALL ABOUT, AND GOOD FRIENDS OF COURSE. I'M GLAD THEY MADE MORE THAN 6 SHOWS AND I HOPE THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE SUCCESS. NICE JOB, MR. SEACREST!!

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @WhyBother YES, THAT IS THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THE EPISODE. WHY CALL YOUR GRANDMOTHER THE "B" WORD? I UNDERSTAND ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE PAST BUT SHE IS YOUR GRANDMOTHER! HOW IS THIS "B" WORD USED SO FREELY TODAY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS? RESPECT A LITTLE MORE, PLEASE!!

stacya
stacya

@TrudyBravoGirl That diamond water looks stupid, and I guess they think we are too, to buy that one.

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @ChristaK  @rainbows I love you Reza but I don't think it was very nice of you to call your Grandmother the "B" word even if you said it because you like to use that word. No matter what, she is your Grandmother and for better or worse it was disrespectful. I know you haven't had the best relationship with her but still that was NOT COOL!!!! Only God knows how long she has left here so just take it from where you left off in Long Island and don't push her away and PLEASE keep speaking with her. You really don't know what she has been carrying around with her, so until you "walk a mile in her shoes" PLEASE DON'T JUDGE!! God bless her, she does look good for her age and GRANDMA CAN STILL "PUT 'EM AWAY." YOU GO GRANDMA!! PLEASE REZA, BRING THE LONG ISLAND REZA BACK WITH YOU TO BH BECAUSE THE LONG ISLAND REZA IS "MORE GENUINE AND KIND." THAT IS SEASON 1 REZA AND I THINK FOR THE MOST PART A LOT OF FANS ARE MISSING THAT REZA. STAY SWEET. LOVE YOU REZA.

yvonnegraham
yvonnegraham

 @ChristaK  @rainbows

 yes he meant it to be a disrespectful comment. how do  call someone  a bitch respectfully. the word bitch is NOT a term of endearment. i guess you dont have a mother, wife, sister or daughters