Salahis: We're Tired of Being the 'It' Couple

Life is so, so hard for Michaele and Tareq

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 17, 2010 8:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – You wouldn't know it from the way they crashed a White House dinner and got themselves on a reality show, but apparently Michaele and Tareq Salahi really, really hate being so famous. They want to "return to who we were," Michaele tells HBO in a profile of their sketchy charity, the America's Polo Cup, that airs tonight. She adds, "We've been the 'it couple' for the past decade." Yes, that must be ever so difficult.

Amusing side note: The Cup, under investigation for fraud and beset with vendors demanding money, had so many Indian contenders back out this year that Tareq used Pakistani players from Florida as the "Indian Delegation," the New York Post reports.

In this June 12, 2010 file photo, Michaele Salahi, left, is interviewed by Ariuka Ulziibayar at the America's Polo Cup Championships, which the Salahis hosted, by the National Mall in Washington.
In this June 12, 2010 file photo, Michaele Salahi, left, is interviewed by Ariuka Ulziibayar at the America's Polo Cup Championships, which the Salahis hosted, by the National Mall in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Tareq Salahi, left, and Michaele Salahi host the America's Polo Cup Championships by the National Mall in Washington, on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
Tareq Salahi, left, and Michaele Salahi host the America's Polo Cup Championships by the National Mall in Washington, on Saturday, June 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009  file photo, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, arrive at a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 file photo, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, right, arrive at a State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
From left to right: Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian and Michaele Salahi of the Real Housewives of DC.
From left to right: Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian and Michaele Salahi of the Real Housewives of DC.   (AP Photo/NBC Universal)
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