On the Shahs of Sunset episode “Oy Vey, MJ!,” a lot of attention will be on Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi…even when she’s not in a scene. At a backyard Shabbat party hosted by Mike and Jessica, everyone starts talking about GG, not least about how much she’s been drinking. Reza tries to show some sympathy, as he points out GG’s health issues. GG has undergone surgery for her rheumatoid arthritis. In October 2015, GG announced that she has started chemotherapy treatment for her RA.
The 33-year-old reality TV star has admitted on Instagram that she’s been scared of treating her condition — almost as much as she’s scared of the condition itself. But she’s made her treatments public because she wants to inspire people. “I want someone to look at me and say ‘Because of you I didn’t give up.’” Along with her fear is excitement. GG wrote: “But I’m (also) excited because for 5 years I’ve put this off because of my fear of the word ‘chemotherapy’ and I’ve now reached a place of acceptance.” Shahs of Sunset airs Sundays at 8pm on Bravo.