Over two years after Reza filed for a restraining order against Tommy and accused him of vandalizing the home he shares with husband Adam Neely, the Shahs of Sunset cast member opened up about the initially rocky repairing of their friendship.
“In the beginning, it was hard because I just led by my own emotions,” MJ admitted on E! News‘ The Daily Pop on June 4. “I wanted to talk to Reza, and I reached out, and we had this incredible connection. We felt amazing about it. And then I realized I completely isolated Tommy.”
After MJ and Reza mended their own relationship following its implosion years ago, MJ realized that her husband wasn’t only unhappy about the rekindled friendship but actually felt completely betrayed by the reconnection.
“He threw his ring,” MJ admitted. “He was not OK with it, but that was a long time ago, and now I really believe in my heart that I’m so optimistic. Even if it’s unrealistic, my goal is for us to do this again, for Tommy and Reza to be able to like [come together] because it’s really important.”
As for what prompted MJ to reach out to Reza after months of heated tension, much of which played out on the eighth season of Shahs, the longtime Bravo star revealed it was the birth of her son Shams in April 2019 that changed her perspective.
As for when she and Tommy plan to expand their family further, MJ said she was unsure if they’d ever welcome a second child.
“I don’t have a definitive answer because the reason why is nothing is guaranteed,” MJ explained of her possible plans for a surrogate. “If you find the surrogate and you implant an embryo, it may not take.”
In the meantime, MJ is fully committed to two-year-old Shams.
“I’m so focused on being good to him and figuring out not to screw that up,” she laughed. “He’s talking and running and going into school…I don’t think we can handle [another baby] right now.”
Shahs of Sunset season nine airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.