(HUME, Va.) -- Michaele Salahi: Missing in action?
The White House party crasher turned Real Housewives of DC star has been kidnapped, according to her husband. Tareq Salahi told TMZ.com that his socialite wife has been missing since Tuesday morning, when she left their home for a hair appointment. After a series of suspicious phone calls, he now believes she was abducted in Virginia.
“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,” Tareq Salahi said in a statement to TMZ. “We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities.”
He’s launched campaigns to find his wife on Twitter and Facebook. On Wednesday, he retweeted a follower saying “Michaele Salahi was last seen wearing a Baby Blue T-shirt dress with a silver glitter dolphin on the front and black thongs,” presumably referring to her sandals.
Representatives for the Salahis, the Salahis themselves and the Virginia’s Warren County Sheriff’s Dept. did not immediately respond to ABC’s requests for comment.
The Salahis catapulted into the national arena in November 2009, when they wormed their way into President Barack Obama’s first state dinner. They parlayed that into a polarizing appearance on Bravo’s short lived Washington, D.C. version of the Real Housewives franchise.
Since that show’s cancellation, the couple has attempted to stay in the spotlight in a variety of ways. Michaele Salahi made an unsuccessful bid for a spot on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, citing her struggles with multiple sclerosis, and released a single entitled "Bump It,” whose lyrics include, “I’m so hot and, like, you’re so not.”
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