Updated: Michaele Salahi Found—With Journey Guitarist

by | September 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM | TV News

Tareq and Michaele Salahi (Photo: Getty Images)

Tareq and Michaele Salahi (Photo: Getty Images)

UPDATED: It looks like Michaele was indeed abducted—by love! According to the latest report by TMZ, the flighty blond has run away into the “Open Arms” of Journey’s lead guitarist, Neal Schon!

Apparently, she fled to Nashville the night before to watch her lover’s band play alongside Foreigner and is currently in Memphis with him, ready to rock ‘n’ roll the night away again!

Reps for Journey confirmed that Michaele was not kidnapped and that she and Neal are together in Memphis. Sources say that the two had dated in the past.

PREVIOUSLY: The Salahis, best known for their White House party crashing and appearance on the “Real Housewives of D.C.,” are back making headlines in their usual dramatic manner.

According to husband Tareq, he believes his wife Michaele has been kidnapped and is being forced by her captors to tell him and local authorities she’s okay. Okaay….

Tareq tells TMZ that he last saw his wife at 11am yesterday as he left for their winery and she to the hair salon. However, she never made it to her appointment.

Instead, he says, he received a phone call from her with an Oregon area code late in the night saying she was going to visit her mother.

Once Tareq discovered that her mother was unaware of her daughter’s plans, he called the Warren County Sheriff’s Department to report her as abducted. Strangely, though, the authorities informed him that Michaele had already called them and said she was working on “family issues.”

Because the couple received death threats in the past, Tareq says he might reach out to other authorities because he doesn’t feel that the WCSD is taking the situation seriously.

“It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay,” he said in a statement.

“We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities and please approach her and contact the authorities to intervene and that she may be forced to say she is okay, when in fact she is not and being held under possible abduction.”

Tareq has also taken to the Twitterverse, reports E! Online.

“ALERT!! URGENT! MICHAELE SALAHI MISSING!” read one of his many frantic tweets.

And another: “RHODC star is MISSING, Please RT, if u know any details please contact Virginia Police Dept or missing@MichaeleSalahi.com… Michaele Salahi was last seen wearing a Baby Blue T-shirt dress with a silver glitter dolphin on the front and back thongs. #KIDNAPPED.”

Considering what we know of the shady sensationalistic duo and the power dynamics of their relationship, we can’t help but wonder: Did it not cross Tareq’s mind that his wife is simply trying to run the hell away from him?

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