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‘Shahs’ stars Mercedes Javid and Golnesa Gharachedaghi are friends now

By no means thoughts the combating — the friendship between Mercedes “MJ” Javid and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi will be the largest twist on Season 9 of “Shahs of Sundown.”

Javid, 48, and Gharachedaghi, 39, haven’t all the time been on the most effective of phrases, however Javid teased to Web page Six that followers will see a unique facet of their relationship when the Bravo collection returns on Sunday.

“I used to be pleasantly shocked by Golnesa in one of the best ways,” Javid mentioned. “I see that she’s actually advanced from the woman that all of us met 10-plus years in the past, and I actually admire the truth that we each obtained to be mothers on the identical time. So, I like seeing a unique facet of Golnesa that I haven’t seen earlier than.”

Javid famous that she has additionally modified because the present’s 2012 premiere, saying with fun, “Season 1, I mentioned no youngsters, no husband, nada. I simply needed to promote a home and go to Coachella. And that’s all I needed on the earth!”

Javid added that her 2-year-old son, Shams, and Gharachedaghi’s 1-year-old son, Elijah, now have weekly playdates with every othfer — one thing that by no means appeared doable when Gharachedaghi was pregnant.

“It’s actually, actually enjoyable to let the boys learn to share toys and work together with one another and determine it out and sing songs,” she gushed. “It’s enjoyable.”

Javid famous that she needed to work on herself to get her friendships in a greater place, saying, “I believe I’ve by no means been extra susceptible in direction of my feminine friends as a result of these relationships — I began to note that from a brand new gentle as a mother, I began to know that being susceptible within the second is essential for {our relationships} to get stronger.”

Mercedes 'MJ' Javid and Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi attend ChefDance 2015 at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 24, 2015.
Javid and Gharachedaghi, seen right here in 2015, have bonded over turning into moms.
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For her half, the “Genuinely GG” podcast host acknowledged her personal progress in a separate interview with Web page Six.

“They hated me. They hated me. They hated me!” she mentioned of her first season on the present. “However you understand what? Occasions have modified. It’s 11, 12 years now that we’ve been doing this. So, we had been totally different folks than we are now, and it’s inevitable to not change and make these transitions.”

She added, “Truthfully, the viewers doesn’t wish to see the identical issues that we had been doing 11, 12 years in the past. They wish to see us evolve with them. And we’ve to observe what’s occurring and present our actuality. And we’re residing in a really powerful world proper now, filming by way of a pandemic and with the ability to really seize that and give a dose of that to the world is basically thrilling.”

Season 9 of “Shahs of Sundown” premieres Might 16 at eight p.m. ET on Bravo.

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