Is Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid Leaving ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Over Feud With Reza Farahan?
Mercedes “MJ” Javid can breathe a sigh of relief now that she is out of the ICU and enjoying time with her newborn at home. The Shahs of Sunset star experienced a health scare while giving birth to her first child with husband Tommy Feight. While the drama surrounding her pregnancy is over, sources now say that Javid is considering leaving the show because of her feud with Reza Farahan.
Javid considers leaving ‘Shahs of Sunset’
The cast and crew of Shahs of Sunset are currently filming the upcoming season. While her co-stars are shooting new scenes, inside sources claim that Javid has yet to participate in the action.
According to Page Six, Javid has not signed a new contract with Bravo and is holding out for a larger salary. The reality star reportedly thinks she should be paid more because of what she brings to the table and is unwilling to film until the network ponies up.
“[Javid is] waiting for a deal that reflects her contribution to the show,” a source shared.
Although Javid has yet to appear in front of the cameras, her friendship with Farahan has become one of the major storylines on the show. The drama heated up after Farahan allegedly blocked Javid on social media while she was recovering in the ICU.
Sources claim that Farahan has yet to talk to Javid or see her baby. In fact, the only person that has visited Javid since the birth is Shervin Roohparvar, which has not smoothed things over between the co-stars.
Javid faces birth complications
Last month, Javid was sent to the ICU after experiencing complications during the birth of her first child, Shams Francis Feight. Taking to social media, Javid’s husband confirmed that she was placed in the ICU and was unable to hold her baby until a day after the birth.
Fortunately, Shams was born healthy and it wasn’t long before doctors released Javid from intensive care. The Shahs of Sunset star is now recovering from her ordeal at home.
Javid gave birth via a C-section following a difficult pregnancy. Back in February, Javid was rushed to the hospital to avoid going into labor and having a miscarriage. This is Javid’s first baby with Feight, whom she wed in the spring of last year. The two originally met through a dating app in 2015 and have not commented on the rumors surrounding her feud with Farahan.
Is Javid starting her own ‘Shahs of Sunset’ spin-off?
While Javid is holding out on the new season of Shahs of Sunset, the reality star recently revealed that she still wants to land her own spin-off on the network. Javid also confirmed the rumors that she has not started filming and is still in contract negotiations with Bravo.
Javid added that she hopes to return to the series for the upcoming season, so it sounds like she is close to striking a new deal.
Until Javid signs a new contract, she is focusing on raising her baby and getting her health back. Javid revealed that she lost a significant amount of blood during the birth and doctors had to perform a transfusion just to keep her alive. She also said the entire experience was a “wake-up call” and that she is forever grateful for her husband’s continued support.
Will Javid and Farahan make amends?
It is unclear why Javid and Farahan are feuding, though inside sources say that he is more worried about his marriage than anything else. The co-stars have enjoyed a healthy friendship in the past and the end of their relationship would definitely have a lasting impact on the show.
The two, unfortunately, have not addressed the rumors in public. We can only hope that Javid resolves her differences with Bravo so that she can clear the air on the show.
Exactly how they get past the drama, of course, is yet to be seen, but we are fairly optimistic the two will work things out eventually.
The two, unfortunately, have not addressed the rumors in public. We can only hope that Javid resolves her differences with Bravo so that she can clear the air on the show. Exactly how they get past the drama, of course, is yet to be seen, but we are fairly optimistic the two will work things out eventually.
Bravo has not announced when the new season of Shahs of Sunset will premiere, though the series is expected to return later this year.