Former 'White House crasher' remarries

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Tareq Salahi, a former House hopeful known as one of the two "White House crashers,” is a married man once again.

The personality from Bravo’s now-defunct “Real Housewives of D.C.” series tied the knot with Lisa Spoden, his business partner, according to posts on his Facebook page.

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The pair took the plunge on New Year’s Eve, with Salahi writing the next day, “JUST MARRIED & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!” Salahi said he and Spoden marked their big day on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship for the “1st wedding ever on the Escape! Celebrating Love & Life! Happy New Year everyone, Cheers!”

Salahi and Spoden reportedly met while working together at their cruise ship charter service company.

The former vintner made headlines in 2009 when he and his then-wife, Michaele, attended a state dinner at the White House without an invitation. The two divorced in 2012.

Salahi, 46, announced he was running first as a Republican and then as an independent in Virginia’s 2013 gubernatorial race, but ultimately didn’t submit enough signatures to the commonwealth’s Board of Elections to qualify. He also made a 2014 House bid for former Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va.) seat, but again failed to collect enough signatures.

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