Fariad left Trinidad when he was awarded an art scholarship to Syracuse University in New York.
Fariad now spends most of his time at the Parrish Pioneer Ranch in the San Bernardino Mountains of California.
told how he became suspicious of a conversation she had with her best friend Karen.
Born in Trinidad and now living in Southern California, Fariad has been painting since 1969.
Since moving to the United States in 1983, Fariad has won numerous awards at various art festivals and corporate competitions.
Fariad was giving evidence yesterday at Dundee Sheriff Court, where Melville is on trial over the offensive messages.
Fariad, 39, was so disgusted by the messages - allegedly sent in November 2015 - that he emailed some of them to the local SNP office and other politicians in December of that year, complaining about Melville's alleged behaviour.
Earlier, Fariad told the court he checked his wife's text messages while she was sleeping because he thought she was having an affair.