Tareq and Michaele Salahi may not have what it takes to get a White House state dinner invite, but the couple has far-ranging connections with the famous, near famous and wannabe famous.Photos found across the net show the couple posing for photos with a diverse crowd of people you’ve heard of, ranging from Donny Osmond to John McCain to Prince Charles.
The couple’s relationship with celebrity is more than just skin deep — as we already mentioned, the Salahis claim their wedding included speeches from then-Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, among other famous names. Last year, Tareq Salahi attempted to buy his family’s winery in a complex deal that he said put him at odds with celebrity investor/star of Kazaam Shaquille O’Neal. Much like the Salahis’ recent attempt to get close to a celebrity for fame and fortune, the deal with Shaq resulted in some negative headlines.
Some of the big names that have stood next to the Salahis over the years:
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Virginia Gov./DNC chair Tim Kaine
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)