Jessica Parido Bio: Her Life With Ups and Downs - Cancer Battle and Divorce

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Jessica Parido Bio: Her Life With Ups and Downs - Cancer Battle and Divorce

Life is like a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs. The ups have its fair share of happiness while the downs can be equally brutal. 

This scenario seems fit for the young actress and cancer survivor Jessica Parido, who has it all, from battling cancer to a cheating boyfriend, divorce and making it through that difficult time. 

If you want to know details of the beautiful Jessica Parido, we have it all.

Jessica Parido's Bio:

Born in California, in 1988, Jessica Parido was raised in Irian-American culture to an extremely affluent family. She was into acting from her childhood days and used to participate in school plays and performed on stage.

But during her rehearsals, Jessica often complained about weakness and dizziness to the point where she has to stop. The actress was just 14 years old when her father broke her with the news of Leukemia. Recalling her reaction when she first heard the news, Jessica shared,

“It was a complete and utter shock. I remember just one tear dripping down my cheek. I remember saying, ‘Don’t cry, Dad. I’m going to be okay. I’m going to beat this. There is no way I’m dying. ”

Even though the doctor assured only 20% chances of survival, Jessica underwent one marrow transplant, where her sister Kristina, who was 12 years old at that time, was the suitable bone marrow donor.

Caption: Jessica and her sister Kristina after bone marrow transplant.

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When asked about her sister's forgo, she expressed:

“I literally owe her my life,” 

But the surgery wiped out Jessica's immune system, and she lived in hospital bubble for 8 months; celebrating her fifteenth birthday in the hospital.

For 8 months, she was home-schooled and spent most of her time making arts and crafts for other sick kids in the hospital. She did not let the depressing environment and scared and crying parents break her; she instead took it in a good way and became spiritual.

After struggling eight months for survival, Jessica was finally released from the hospital. Expressing the feeling she had when she was discharged from the hospital, she divulged,

“I just started crying because I hadn’t even smelled fresh air in, like, eight months,” she says of taking her first steps outside the hospital.

After surviving from cancer, Jessica completed nursing and persuaded her pending acting career

She got her big break from the show called "Shahs of Sunset," through which she got romantically linked with Mike Shouhed. The couple later turned their relationship into engagement after Mike proposed Jessica on June 4, 2014, while they were skydiving. 

Recalling the moment, Mike exclaimed,

"Right before I jumped – and my heart was beating out of my chest – I yelled to Jessica, 'I love you! Will you marry me?'

Jessica replied with a "Yes," and the couple began their journey to their wedding.

Caption: Jessica flaunting her engagement ring with Mike by her side.

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Just 9 months after the engagement, the couple exchanged their vows on March 29 at Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. They had an exquisite wedding, and the bride and the groom did every bit justice to their wedding attire.

Caption: Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido as bride and groom.

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Although not many details were revealed about the wedding, the picture assures that the wedding was like the marriage ceremonies on a fairytale.

But the rumours of divorce started floating in while people were not even done gushing about their wedding. In the show, 'Shahs of Sunsets,' Mike admitted that she cheated her newly married wife multiple times. Jessica filed for divorce after the truth of Mike came out that way.

During their divorce, both Mike and Jessica each had a net worth ranging from $2-$2.5 million due to which a huge controversy hiked regarding the spousal support. However, Jessica later cleared the issue, saying:

"I want to clear the rumor that I am asking Mike for spousal support. I am not asking him for anything," she says. "When I left Mike three months ago, I left with my clothes on my back and two small duffel bags. I haven’t gone back for one thing. I don’t want anything from him. I don’t want anything from him at all. I want to move on with my life. I don’t want a penny from him. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I want to move on with my life and I want to give all my time, energy and love that I gave to him to someone that deserves it, and it’s clearly not Mike."

While the news of divorce was still going around, Jessica surprised everyone by getting linked up with Karlen 'Chris' Shubaralyan.

Caption: Jessica holding hand with her new rumored boyfriend, Karlen.

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Jessica, who seemed to have moved on despite her divorce was still on process, shared that she was having a hard time moving on from her first marriage. She explained,

'It may seem that I moved on quickly, but I've been separated with Mike for over three-and-a-half months. 'I'm ready to start a new life and be happy. Karlen makes me extremely happy."

Jessica and Karlen even took one step further and got engaged just 8 weeks after filing for divorce. Karlen proposed her with the most beautiful engagement ring in a romantic way.Explaining it further, Karlen added:

"I'm going to show Jessica how a real man treats a woman," 

Everyone was happy for Jessica as her divorce with ex-husband Mike came through in 2015 and her fiance, Karlen seemed like a good man, or at least we thought so!

Karlen was put on spotlight after he was linked with Jessica Parido, but the link up was not the one making the news. Karlen was charged with domestic violence, forcible rape, stalking, first-degree burglary, injuring a spouse and hindering witness.

Apparently, Karlen was allegedly charged for all those cases against his ex-wife, Taline Bilamjian back in 2014 and was out on bail.

Jessica did not make any statement in this regard but she did post a picture of herself without the engagement ring, putting an end to the engagement with Karlen in February 2016.


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Well, that is one hell of a ride, but Jessica Parido survived it all. From cancer to divorce followed by another breakup, now the 30-year-old is busy with her work as a nurse and has not been linked to anyone at the moment.