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The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis star Jen Shah’s milestone fiftieth birthday fell in the midst of her jail sentence — and her husband, Sharrieff Shah, made certain she was celebrated.
“As we speak Jen Shah turned 50 years outdated and I can say truthfully that we’re not the place I believed we might be when my spouse turned 50, however I may sit in entrance of you and say with full conviction that we’re precisely the place God meant us to be,” Sharrieff, 52, mentioned in a Thursday, October 5, Instagram video. “So, for that, I’m humbled and regularly grateful.”
The soccer coach pressed that incarcerated people — like spouse Jen, who started her sentence in February — “actually need” reassurance that their family members “on the skin” haven’t forgotten them. So, Sharrieff put collectively a particular birthday shock.
“For my spouse’s fiftieth birthday, I contacted 50 of her members of the family and closest associates and requested them to write down a birthday textual content or message to me, and I might give it to her. Effectively, she acquired them at this time,” Sharrieff mentioned within the social media video. “It was greater than I might ever think about.”
After Jen acquired the heartfelt letters, she was in a position to communicate with Sharrieff throughout a 10-minute cellphone name.
“My spouse cried and cried tears of pleasure and appreciation for a minimum of 6 and a half minutes. And all I saved saying was, ‘See, child, we love you greater than you assume. You’ve not been forgotten,’” he gushed, earlier than studying aloud passages from a number of of the notes.
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Jen’s sister, Jessica, had even suggested the Bravo star to “regulate [her] crown, queen” and “carry on urgent on no matter these hindrances and hurdles that stand in [her] method.”
Jessica additionally wrote: “You bought this, and I acquired you for all times. I like you, and I’m so happy with you. Can’t wait to have the largest birthday bash while you come house.”
Sharrieff — who shares sons Sharrieff Jr., 28, and Omar, 19, with Jen — liked that his spouse was “showered with love” and “comforted” on her special occasion.
Jen and her assistant Stuart Smith have been arrested in March 2021 for his or her alleged roles in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded lots of of victims, lots of whom have been older than 55. Whereas they initially each pleaded not responsible, the Shah Lashes founder modified her plea in July 2022.
Us Weekly confirmed in January that Jen was sentenced to 6 and a half years in jail with 5 years of supervised launch. Her sentence has since been decreased by one 12 months, with the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate database now itemizing her new launch date as August 30, 2028.
As Jen serves out her sentence on the Federal Jail Camp, Bryan (FPC Bryan) in Texas, she’s stayed busy by placing on a faux Actual Housewives play and instructing exercise lessons.
“She holds [her ‘Shah-Mazing Abs’] lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. It’s an hour-long class and it’s utterly full each time,” her pal Murilo Bueno solely informed Us in Might. “Some individuals actually simply watch from the sidelines. However she’s been having between 60 to 80 girls in every class.”
Bueno added: “She’s actually making an attempt to remain busy and I believe that this not solely [worked] as a result of it sounded nice for her, but it surely additionally sounded good for them in there to assist individuals keep energetic.”