Season Finale Recap: Should It Be Called Trophy Wife Club?
Second Wives Club, the reality series on E! centered around Shiva Safai (fiancé of Mohamed Hadid) and her five friends, wrapped up season one on Sunday, June 18th.
Despite the title of the show, none of the ladies are in fact second wives. All in relationships with older [wealthy] men, the cast features six women, navigating through being with men who have multiple marriages — and children — under their belts. Can wealth and being a “trophy wife” erase baggage and infidelity? Do you walk away if he won’t set a date? Keep reading for a recap of some of the issues faced this season. Was it enough to make it to season two?
Shiva is the fiancée of real estate developer and multi-millionaire Mohamed Hadid. Yes, he is also the father of Bella and Gigi Hadid. Having been together for four years, engaged for three, Shiva struggles to get Mohamed to commit to an actual wedding date. Regardless of their 33-year age difference, his five children and his two previous marriages, Shiva is ready to walk down the aisle toward a lifetime with Mohamed, but is he ready to do the same?
Having been divorced before, Shiva knows Mohamed is the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, but are her feelings being stifled by a lavish lifestyle? The show sure made it appear that way.
In the season finale, instead of setting a date, Mohamed did what any man with his wealth would do; he showered Shiva with a lavish gift (aka a ‘band-aid’), ending the season with lunch overlooking the plot of land where they will build their new home together. Shiva accepted that as a step forward toward marriage.
Veronika is the third wife (now ex-wife) of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Obeng. The couple work together — Veronika is general manager at his practice — and have a total of eight children between them. While filming, Veronika learned that Michael had been having a yearlong affair via Instagram. When your husband owns everything, is it easy to walk away with children?
Their situation played out like the Titanic because, as we all know, the couple has been divorced since July 2016. To see it play out on camera is another situation though. In the season finale, we find out Michael had in fact moved out and had his own apartment. Veronika serves him with divorce papers and when he receives them he said he didn’t feel any way about it. Ouch!
Michael attempted to block E! from airing certain episodes of the show, claiming the show was staged. He alleged in his complaint, “The Defendants constantly staged Plaintiff in artificial situations and demanded Plaintiff to engage in conflicts that were often fraudulent and deceptive.”
Isn’t that what reality TV is?
Shawna is the fifth wife of Golden Globe nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas. After putting her career on hold for six years to be a surrogate for one of his daughters and step mother to his six children, Shawna is ready to get back to her acting and modeling. Lorenzo isn’t very supportive at all though.
Shawna must decide between making her marriage work and chasing the dream she’s always had. The couple agree to separate and Shawna moves to LA, leaving Lorenzo in Vegas. He is so selfish; he tries to guilt her into coming home to be a surrogate for his daughter again. Luckily, Shawna has the support of her fellow cast mates to get her through.
Continue reading for a full video reacp of the Second Wives Club season finale.