On Shahs of Sunset, MJ finally introduces her younger, Jewish, bald boyfriend Mike to her Persian mother, Vida. It’s not comfortable to watch. Vida is not impressed with the brunch (eggs? why didn’t you think about what I like?) or Mike’s height. When MJ says Mike is 6’1”, Vida looks at him like he's 5'1". She says 6'1" must be the average height for a man. You never know what Vida’s going to say – that’s what makes her such a compelling reality TV character. She’s like the Persian mother version of “S*%t My Dad Says.”
On her Bravo blog, MJ defends her mother throwing shade at Mike. MJ says Vida is just looking out for her daughter. "She [Vida] believes Jews mostly only marry other Jews, so she feels protective over me not being beguiled by someone who will say it is fine now, then in the 19th hour say, ‘She has to be Jewish.’"
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