“Just trying to keep myself super busy,” the “Shahs of Sunset” star, 37, tells Page Six. “This divorce was very hard on me. Emotionally, physically, mentally. I spent many, many days, that turned into weeks and months, staying at home and reflecting on my life. Focusing on myself. A lot of thinking, reading, meditating, yoga.”
Parido, 27, filed for divorce from Shouhed in November. The pair split after she learned of his infidelity two years before they tied the knot. Almost immediately, Parido began parading around her new boyfriend, Karlen Shubaralyan, who faces 10 felony charges including forcible rape filed by his ex-wife.
Shouhed declined to comment on Parido’s current relationship drama.
“It’s been very hard on me to watch Jessica move on and find a new boyfriend and really publicly announce that she’s moved on,” Shouhed said. “I feel that she did all those things because she was hurt and she wanted to hurt me.”
Jessica Parido and Karlen ShubaralyanPhoto: Splash News
When asked about his own romantic life, Shouhed said, “I go on dates … and what would I do? I talk about my ex-wife. I let women know that I’m talking to them [but] right now I’m not available emotionally… I want someone who can stimulate me mentally and emotionally. I can hopefully move on soon, but right now I’m not there yet because I’m still kind of mourning the death of my last relationship.”
While he’s still mending his broken heart, he’s turning his attention to building a fashion line called True Gold. “I’m really following my passion,” said the reality star. “I’m not a designer, I’m just a guy who has some vision and who wanted to bring something really dope to the fashion world.”
Shouhed says his friends have dubbed him the Persian Kanye West but not just because both men are making forays into the fashion world.
“Kanye is one of my idols,” he said. “Some people may not like him, I love the guy. I think it’s really f–king awesome that he’s out there and he voices his opinion. And he grabbed Kim [Kardashian], and he’s like I don’t give a f—k what anyone thinks of her. This is the woman I wanna be with. He’s treating her like gold. So I take a page out of his book where he doesn’t let the rest of the world influence him on what he needs to do. He just does what he wants. I’ve decided with my next relationship that’s exactly how I’m going to be.”