MichaeleSalahi091411.jpgDespite initial worries, former White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi was not kidnapped from her home.

Michaele's husband Tareq Salahi reported his wife missing Tuesday after she didn't return to their Virginia residence. Michaele called him from an unknown Oregon number the night before, and Tareq believed she was in danger.

However, authorities have since been in contact with the Real Housewives of D.C. star, and Tareq doesn't need to worry -- except for the fact that his wife left him on her own volition.

A statement released by the Warren County Sheriff's Office Wednesday said Michaele "assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be. Mrs. Salahi advised that she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was."

So where did she go? Memphis ... to be with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, her rep told E! News. The two used to date, and the band is currently in the Tennessee city preparing for a show tonight with Foreigner.

For her part, Michaele says she is sorry that officers had to get involved "but she did not want to be home right now."

Well this is one way to get attention ... or a reality show.

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