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Asifa: My Family Loves Bobby

Asifa Mirza dishes on dog grooming and her family.

Bravotv.com: Have you washed the dog since this episode?
Asifa Mirza: Nope, we have been taking the dog to the groomer. They wash him a lot better than I do!

Bravotv.com: How close are you with your family?
AM: I am very close to my family and adore them to pieces. I have 3 brothers -- the younger 2 who are more than 10 years younger than me appeared in last night's episode. My family lives one mile away from me, and I see them very often. My young dad, who is in his late 50s, survived heart failure last year and underwent a heart transplant 2 months prior to filming. He was on life support for 3 and a half months and god knew it wasn't his time to go. My father has yet to experience the joy of being a grandparent, and I would love to be the first child to gift him with that. My mother and father are the best people, and have the most amazing souls and hearts. Even though my dad was born here and my mother has been in the states for over 40 years, they are proud to practice and observe their traditions. They are a great example of forward thinking, open-minded observant Muslims that love everyone and don't believe in extremist ideology. Even though I choose not to observe as they do, I respect them and their traditions.

Bravotv.com: Does your family like Bobby?
AM: My family loves Bobby, and Bobby loves my family. Bobby always says the one thing he loves about me is my family and the way they raised their children. I have a huge extended family, and when we party, we party. My parents stay out of our issues and always say that we are 2 grown adults that should know how to handle issues and make wise decisions.

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