Nadine Rajabi

Ep 15: Nadine weighs in on Part 1 of the reunion.

on Feb 210

Here’s the thing… The Shahs reunion reminded me of a Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong. Except there was no turkey (or Turkey for that matter), not a lot of wine, and certainly not a lot of peace.

You’d think since the reunion was a little more intimate, being over a dinner table where they all broke bread, it would be somewhat peaceful…well guess again. I think sitting in such close quarters was a recipe for disaster, with a few exceptions. One being the infamous buttery chocolate cwaasannnt. Hallelujah! It’s over, finally!

There was so much covered, that I’m going to only address a few highlights…

So let’s get started, shall we?

Let’s start with Lilly “No Friend Zone” Ghalichi. I kind of felt bad for her. I truly don’t know what is going to happen with her next season. As is, she’s not hanging out with the Shahs. I just don’t know how will she come back after this. I was shocked that Asa laid into Lilly more than Reza did. It was only a few episodes ago where Lilly told Reza that Asa was the better friend to her. And as I recall, Asa gave Lilly a cooking lesson teaching her to beat her meat. I get that some of the Shahs have beef with her, but the truth is that Lilly doesn’t mesh well with this group (except for GG as of late). Andy did leave it open-ended, asking Reza if Lilly makes a real effort if he’d take her back, and Reza said absolutely. If that were to happen, I suggest MJ learns GG’s hook method. She’ll need to hook with her fingers and her toes.

26 comments
sunnymia
sunnymia

I so loved this show the first season.  But now it's just turned into a bunch of bullies ganging up on one person.  MJ was so jealous of Lilly when she first came on the scene and treated her so badly.  Now the rest of them just seemed to have followed suit for no reason.  I think Lilly is fabulous and I'd love to watch more of her.  I really missed her this season!

beansie
beansie

I know what was up with the Persian Pop Priestess, but the snarling condescending attitude needed an adjustment and was NOT a good look.  Thought it quite ironic that she said Lilly didn't want to be friends with the group, but just wanted to be on the Shah's show.  Two words Asa:  Diamond Water.  Puh-leez girl, no one else uses Shah's to push their business more than you.  Can we say PHONY?  Saw little effort on Asa's part to be a friend to anyone except Reza.  Asa doesn't want Lilly back because she's afraid she'll lose standing in Reza's group of girlfriends.  So transparent.  So insecure.  Asa was thrilled to be friends with Lilly when Reza first brought her to the group and MJ was out as top dog. 

temperance824
temperance824

Am I the only one who thinks it's painful to watch MJ on the screen? I just can't with her.

mfmendo
mfmendo

Who is Nadine and why does she get a blog?  Is this supposed to add more middle eastern color? 

BLKHEBREW
BLKHEBREW

MJ you are voluptuous and beautiful! Love the fact that  you have no problem wearing a swim suit and is not self conscious about your weight, this makes you so much more beautiful. 

msmith76
msmith76

There is no need for a Part 2 to the Reunion.  They are self abosrbed and boring.  I hate them all except for Lily.

KathyinCali
KathyinCali

Asa, you are such a hypocrite! I agree with Nadine, you were WAY to hard on Lili! You talk about being "real"? PA~LEEZE! You say she dresses in what you call "costumes"?  Maybe you don't notice just how heavy your makeup is, or notice that you have crystals glued to your forehead, or that you are wearing head dresses? And come on, diamond water? Water "infused" with diamonds? Seriously??? I think you're using the term loosely, at best. You didn't back up Lili at a dinner where you had an opportunity to, how was she supposed to feel? So you attack her at the Reunion for not being real, really nice! Just because you don't wear makeup when going to have a cup of tea, doesn't mean that its a rule for everybody else! Pick at somebody's personality for not being "real", not what they choose to wear or what makeup they wear. Why aren't YOU being "real" at the reunion? Why did you feel the need to wear a head dress or heavy make up? Show the people just how "real" YOU are! 


I used to think that you were the most open and accepting person on the show, not anymore. You are just as shallow and swayed by what the group believes, as GG or MJ, no differences at all. I'm not sure your tears were even real in Turkey, maybe that was just for the cameras. You have lost me as a fan, true colors came out and I;m glad that I had the chance to see them. No wonder you've stopped blogging, nothing meaningful to say, that or you're afraid how many people like me will tell you the truth!

pills
pills

Golnesa, you've got yourself on serious temper!

backgammon
backgammon

Spot on Nadine. This dysfunctional bunch are starting to wear thin with me. Lilly is at least funny and she laughs at herself. Everyone else seems to be drinking their way to a total breakdown. I thought GG was cleaning up her

act, but she couldn't make it an hour without a drink? At least MJ has reason to be screwed up, her mother

is a tyrannical exploding depression bomb.

Reza had his meltdown last year and I think Mike is headed for a meltdown when he figures out no one is going to do his work for him. Guys who are not selling anything don't buy $100,000 rings, not even $30,000 rings.

I am very curious why GG's father has supported/spoiled her for all these years, yet her sister has to struggle with two kids? I'm not really buying that.

I just can not watch MJ's naked, drunk, large, rear in the air one more time. Once a season is more than enough.

JCruz9
JCruz9

Can't stand GG. She calls MJ ugly (which she's not) when she's like a 2 on a scale from 1-10. And Leila is the "hot sister"...that's why she can't stand her.

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

Lily got a bad rap on the show and wasn't given a chance to get to know her

DeJesusmom
DeJesusmom

Nadine, I still am waiting for someone to tAlk about the huge elephant in the room with GiGi. If someone ready loved this girl they would tell her she needs rehab and anger management. If I were attacked by this girl with I knife she would be left with two broken arms and the only thing she would ever  cut again is a check for whoever she hired to be a caregiver and that would be after she did time in county for assault with a deadly weapon. Also she needs to go to go to a mental ward and get serious help for her anger and depression management. I was so sad for het sister.

Now Mike and Reza. I think that they will be fine after Mike figures out that the first two years in real estate is a daunting and tiring task. No matter w/o is mentoring you. Bring some  clients and closings then you will really see how things will around. Then there's Jessica. 're watch last week show when you were out to dinner. For her to put in her demands by starting with she's hot is juvenile.. If she doesn't understand that you want to be financially stable to provide all the things your child will want and need, maybe she's not the one. As a love her always about peace and love mind body and soul. Lastly Lilly. She really needs to go away. So glad As a didn't fall for her lie about Turkey. Why is she on the show? All fake no heart. No wonder her and GiGi became friends. The all about me attitude explains why she is still alone.

missnellie
missnellie

The sad but true context of the Shahs are "refugees" who have come to America and not assimilated. They are loud, gregarious, ostentatious and obnoxious. To all of the participants....this is America....it is not Iran. Recognizing this is the land of your escape...STOP already with the Persian crap. It is so obnoxious and insulting. I sincerely Bravo takes Mike, GG, Reza, Asa, MJ and Lilly off of the TV. They are only what they are because of AMERICA....Iran/Persia - what ever the heck you wish to constantly attach yourself could NEVER offer the life style you have here

born51187
born51187

@beansie  Could not agree with you MORE! Asa really pissed me off. 

beansie
beansie

@KathyinCali  I always comment before I read other people's opinions so I'm not swayed.  Sounds like you and I are on exactly the same page!  lol

tessanne
tessanne

@KathyinCali  Thank you!  I was about to say almost the very same thing.  I'm disappointed in Asa.

pills
pills

Sigh....I meant one.


mfmendo
mfmendo

@backgammon Her sister lived in an expensive house in an exclusive neighborhood.  Her sister is so beyond the reality of middle class she does not realize she also lives a life of privileged. 

SITdownyourDONE
SITdownyourDONE

@backgammon Her sister was recently divorced so it basically means that her husband became her daddy and her support system.

beansie
beansie

@JCruz9   What?  Leila and GG have deeper issues than what you're implying.

mfmendo
mfmendo

@JCruz9 MJ is not a beauty queen (sorry if you happen to read this MJ), and GG is actually good looking.  Just because you don't like GG (which is understandable) does not make her a 2.  Sorry. 

mfmendo
mfmendo

@susanzavagli Lily, aside from her cosmetic features is not a "real" person.  She is the quintessential girl who comes to LA and says LA girls are fake.  She is pretentious, judgmental, and not a good friend.  She is one of those girls that you have to make sure you have your hair done, outfit right, and be in good shape before you run into her.  She's the girl who looks you up and down when you run into her and makes judgements about her friends based on their appearance.  I have been blessed to have amazing friends who have seen me at the lowest and the best, so personally I would not care to have a friend like Lily. 

freshidea
freshidea

@susanzavagli I agree. They seem to gloss over how bad MJ treated her when she first came on the scene. It was so obvious MJ was jealous of Lily. I hope Lily gets her own show.

suprafreshkid
suprafreshkid

@missnellie  they never said they hated America and they are grateful for their opportunities. Of course they are attached to Iran because they had to leave their to escape a possible death sentence. Anyone will have an attachment to his or her country of origin. I don't get how you think they didn't assimilate. They speak English fluently, know southern California slang, listen to American music, eat American food, and friends with Americans, You are coming off as borderline racist and xenophobic 

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

@mfmendo @susanzavagli  Lily is manufactured  by Bravo Persian Barbie ....I can't pass judgement on someone I don't know ....she was cast to fit the character of a square peg  and it didn't work.....she was the buzz kill in the group