Asa Soltan Rahmati’s secrecy over her pregnancy wasn’t received well by her Shahs of Sunset co-stars this season. And on Sunday’s new episode, she confronts her close friend, Reza Farahan, over IVF gossip about her pregnancy.
The 41-year-old corners her longtime friend and begins laying on a thick guilt trip about lack of support and “harassment,” during her pregnancy journey.
“I’ve been very sad, ever since I’ve been pregnant, it’s just been one harassment after another,” she says. “I haven’t had a friend throughout my entire pregnancy.”
As fans know, many of the Shahs have raised eyebrows about Asa’s claim that she conceived her first child with Jermaine Jackson Jr. naturally, after she revealed that she had frozen embryos (7 male embryos) prior to getting pregnant.
Mercedes “MJ” Javid — has been open with Asa about freezing her eggs in the past — then found out that Asa also froze embryos and never told her.
The Persian Priestess lays into Reza about the drama surrounding her frozen embryos — and subsequent “miracle,” pregnancy.
“Mike [Shouhed] brought up the thing with the egg and the IVF and all this stuff,” she tells him. “I was like, ‘Why are my friends are my friends making up rumors?’ And he said, ‘It’s your boy Reza.’ ”
Reza explains how shady Asa looks by hiding her IVF — while prying MJ for info about her in vitro experience.
“Listen, Mike is right,” Farahan says. “We sat there and MJ was like, ‘You’re an idiot. You’re gullible. Asa wants to have a baby by 40, she freezes eggs, she freezes embryos and then poof! All of a sudden she’s pregnant.’ And then I’m thinking, am I stupid?”
Asa deflects and switches gears by blaming MJ for the chatter.
“So she basically made it up and had you be the messenger,” Soltan Rahmati says. “That’s why I’m so hurt.”
But Reza does not back down and points out Asa’s hypocrisy with MJ.
“First of all, I hate myself for getting twisted up in MJ’s pain,” he responds. “I wish I wasn’t the one that you confided in in this one circumstance. You were going through IVF, she was going through IVF. It was at the same time. I never said one word to anyone in the crew about it. But it weighed heavy on me, because when MJ was going through it, I wanted to say, ‘Dude, Asa went through this. You can talk to her.’ But she couldn’t turn to you.”
Asa does not take ownership for her dubious actions.
“I understand her hurt,” she acknowledges. “But that’s not my fault.”
Since filming, Asa and her baby daddy have remained private about their baby boy.
“I will not be posting pictures of Soltan,” the reality star told her Instagram followers in March.
“Thank you for respecting our privacy — beaming beautiful love into everyone’s life,” she said. “Being a mother is the greatest honor and the most special experience possible. It’s also very tough. I salute all mothers out there. You are angels.”
Shahs of Sunset airs Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.