"Shahs of Sunset" star MJ Javid tells TooFab she was "joking" when she admitted to having hooked up with gay best friend and co-star Reza Farahan.
Earlier this week, "Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes "MJ" Javid made headlines for finally admitting to having hooked up with her gay best friend and co-star, Reza Farahan -- but now the reality star says it was all just a joke.
"I make jokes and I laugh along with it and it picks up fire or whatever ... and then they cut it and then it's a headline," MJ told TooFab Thursday afternoon. "But you know what? I just really always knew him as my gay best friend, and I know it's coming back to haunt me seven years later because he started the cute, fun rumor back in Season 1."
On last week's Season 7 premiere, Reza said during a confessional with MJ that the two did the deed many years ago. MJ, who's always denied the claim, looked at the camera and said, "We were children. He was coming out of the closet." A shocked and intrigued Andy Cohen grilled the pair that very night on "Watch What Happens Live," but MJ was back to being mum.
"You can either take it and be defensive and get all [worked up] -- but it's like, just relax and just roll with it," MJ told TooFab. "It's just a funny joke. He was my first friend, I knew he was gay and I'm just not one of those girls. I probably had a boyfriend, like a Persian boyfriend that I would never cheat on with my gay best friend."
When asked why Reza would perpetuate this "fun rumor," MJ said, "I think Reza was on a roll. I love Reza's personality for just being really funny and cheeky. If it's ever directed toward me, I'll never get offended because I enjoy it when he makes these jokes with all of us."
But Reza tells a different story. During their "WWHL" appearance, he told Andy the pals actually hooked up twice and said the experience was "juicy."
"It started in the shower, and then we moved to the bed," he explained. MJ was squirming in her seat as cameras panned to her husband, Tommy Feight, who was sitting in the audience.
On tonight's episode of "Shahs," Reza announces to the group that MJ asked him to be her "Man of Honor" at her wedding. Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi immediately blurts out, "How does Tommy feel about having a Maid of Honor that had his dick inside of you?"
MJ told TooFab that Tommy "laughed it off."
But regarding GG's comment, she said, "I love that she's offended. I'm happy to ruffle her feathers... She's just throwing shade. She can't be happy, because the minute she said that, Reza announced that he's my Man of Honor at my wedding, and immediately, she was offended that she wasn't in that position. So she threw shade at it. I'm over here being happy. I'm sorry, but I'm not. I'm sorry I give zero F's if you're so salty that I'm getting married and you're [not]."
"Shahs of Sunset" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.