"Shahs of Sunet" star MJ is rooting for Mike Shouhed and Paulina Ben-Cohen despite cheating rumors.
She also spoke about her family "tearing up" when they see her son, born after her dad's death.
Javid also discussed the status of her friendship with one-time bestie Reza Farahan in season nine.
Mercedes "MJ" Javid may not have always been a fan of her friend Mike Shouhed's past relationships or womanizing ways, but she adores his current girlfriend, Paulina Ben-Cohen, and is wholeheartedly rooting for them as a couple.
Javid, who stars on Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset" (which premieres its ninth season this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST), recently told Insider that she thinks the couple will remain together, despite rumors swirling this season that Shouhed may be unfaithful to Ben-Cohen.
Those rumors come as a shock to Javid and her husband, Tommy Feight, at their dinner party of four since Shouhed and Ben-Cohen have made it clear to their friends they eventually plan to wed.
"Mike and Paulina are extremely important to one another. If you remember last year they were, you know, saying they were soulmates, and I think that they still feel that way," Javid told Insider.
'Shahs of Sunset' premieres its ninth season on Sunday
Over the last eight seasons, "Shahs of Sunset" has chronicled the lives of a group of Persian American friends - which includes Reza Farahan, Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Destiney Rose, and Nema Vand in addition to Javid and Shouhed - as they live and work in Beverly Hills, California.
Javid, in particular, has come a long way since "Shahs of Sunset" debuted. She was single and working as a real-estate agent when the show first aired in 2012. In 2018, she married Feight in a stunning and lavish ceremony after meeting on Tinder.
Javid also had a long journey to motherhood, including infertility and eventually conceiving via IVF.
She and Feight welcomed a healthy baby boy, Shams Francis, in April 2019. She revealed in July 2019, however, that her uterus had been removed during labor and she would never be able to birth another child. Even so, Javid and Feight are grateful for their adorable two-year son, aptly named after her beloved deceased father, Shams Javid.
Javid was close to her father, so it was a very devastating loss for her. He passed away a year before her son was born, but Javid told Insider she believes her father still lives on in her son - something her family really treasures.
"Because my dad has passed, all of my uncles and aunts, when they see my son's face, they just start like tearing up because they see my dad in him so much," she said.
"Their hair parts the same way. They have the same style and my son is a massive flirt. He sees a beautiful woman and he is like a moth to a flame, just like my dad was. It's really a beautiful thing," Javid added.
But Javid's relationship with her mother, Vida, hasn't always been smooth sailing. Throughout the years, Vida has been known to criticize Javid's lifestyle choices, her weight, and most notably her relationship with her now-husband. Fortunately, Javid said Vida has a better relationship with Tommy, and even more with her grandson.
"She smiles bigger. She takes so many pictures. She's that grandma. Her Instagram is lit with little baby Shams. It gives her a purpose, you know, just to experience this," said Javid.
Things are still tense between Javid's husband and Javid's former best friend, Reza Farahan, on season nine
While all is well with Javid's family, it still remains to be seen whether the same can be said for the relationship between her husband and one-time best friend of 30 years, Reza Farahan.
Last season, Farahan alleged that Javid plotted to get her friend, Ali Ashouri, a cast member spot on the show by starting drama between him and Farahan's husband, Adam Neely. Neely and Ashouri exchanged what Farahan described as harmless text messages between friends, but Farahan claimed Javid began plotting to destroy his marriage.
Javid asserted there was no wrongdoing and that she never betrayed Farahan. The two had a heated exchange at a pool party, after which Javid's husband was caught vandalizing Farahan's home by security cameras. Farahan was subsequently granted a three-year restraining order against Feight after the incident, which has put Javid in a tough position.
"Tommy is very old school and he's like the true definition of loyalty and honor. And so I don't know if it's going to be as easy for him to forgive and move forward as it is for me," she told Insider.
Still, Javid thinks this season will be fun and the group will be more unified, especially since she and Farahan are on better terms.
"The love is so strong that even if I get mad at him, you know, once I cool off and we're like, God, you know, like I just want to keep the hope alive that I'm going to get through this," she said of her current relationship with Farahan.
"Shahs of Sunset" season nine premieres this Sunday on Bravo at 8 p.m. EST.
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