The pressure to settle down and get married can be overwhelming for some people.
Although Forbes reported both men and women are subject to that pressure, the Telegraph found that, because of the added intimidation of one’s biological clock, women are more significantly affected by it.
And when Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, from the hit reality show “Shahs of Sunset,” sat down with E! News to discuss her recent marriage, she revealed that she had succumb to that pressure herself.
GG began dating her husband, Shalom Yeroushalmi in September 2016. By December, the two were engaged.
And as whirlwind romances often go, she eloped with Shalom the next month.
Sadly, she said she knew their marriage was over just two days after they wed.
She told E! News:
“We went to a courthouse just to get the paperwork and see what needed to be done in order to get married. And they said, ‘You know, if you want, there’s a little chapel around the corner.’ And we looked at each other and we said, ‘F this,’ and we just walked into the chapel.
I was wearing ripped jeans and a turtleneck, and he was in sweats. Cute outfit, not for a wedding day!”
But GG said that before meeting Shalom, she’d never been the marrying type:
“I never wanted to get married. I just have never believed in marriage. My friends have always told me that I have commitment issues, and so here’s a guy that I thought was amazing and incredible. I felt safe with him, so I thought, ‘Let me try something new and show him a little bit more of my vulnerabilities, and I’ll try this intense commitment.'”
However, with the right man, she thought everything would change:
“Those conversations eventually led into talking about marriage and kids. I think I was forcing myself to see a [future with him]. I wanted to.”
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Seriously…who didn't see this one coming!! Just 2 months after saying I do, #shahsofsunset star @gg_golnesa has filed for divorce. GG & her soon to be ex, Shalom Yeroushalmi got married on January 25 and GG lists March 27 as the date of separation. The two tied the knot after hooking up last September, got engaged in December & married a month later! Those closet to the reality star feared she was moving too fast & clearly she was! #shahsofsunset #divorce #itsover #ShalomYeroushalmi #GolnesaGharachedaghi
It wasn’t long after they said their “I Do’s” that GG realized she’d made a huge mistake:
“I wanted to throw up. I was just thinking, ‘My dad’s going to kill me right now. And my mom is going to wake me up and then kill me again.’ It was wrong, and it’s kind of a pattern with me. I make just fast decisions in the moment, and I pay the price afterwards, and I am right now.”
She told E News! that even though she knew something was off, she followed through with the marriage anyway:
“It was my ego. I had come this far and I made this promise to him and I wanted [to follow through].”
And 48 hours later, she realized what she had done.
Clearly, aside from her ego, there was another force at play — pressure:
“He wanted a wife immediately, in that moment of ‘I Do’s.’ [He wanted me to] cater to him as my husband and get ready for getting pregnant and cooking and cleaning and taking care of my man. I’m typically more of the man in a relationship, so I will never do that, let alone put a ring on my finger for you and then start doing that. It’s not going to happen for me.”
On March 2, the two announced their split.
At the time her rep, Steve Honig, told E! News:
“During the past few weeks, certain facts have come to GG’s attention that have made her realize her marriage can no longer continue, and, in fact, should never have happened. She is hoping to end the relationship as amicably and respectfully as possible.”
Although it didn’t take GG long to recognize her mistakes, it will definitely take her longer to remedy them. According to Page Six, her husband is refusing to sign the divorce papers. A source told the publication:
“There are no issues about spousal support, assets or those typical divorce things at all. He is not asking for anything. What he’s basically doing is tormenting her. He’s not signing just to give her a hard time.”
The source continued, saying Shalom is dragging it out for spite:
“He just keeps saying he’s going to sign, then he doesn’t sign. He’s trying to drag it out and prevent her from moving on.”
GG’s relationship, both the beginning and the end, will all play out on the new season of “Shahs of Sunset.”