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Dia Mirza gave love another chance when she tied the knot with Vaibhav Rekhi in 2021. In May 2021, the couple welcomed their son, Avyaan Azad Rekhi. Dia and Vaibhav are also proud parents of Samaira, who is Vaibhav's daughter from his first marriage with Sunaina Rekhi. Despite being not related by blood, Dia and Samaira share a warm bond with one another.
On August 3, 2023, Dia Mirza was papped while walking out of a restaurant. Diya was accompanied by Samaira. However, in the video, surfacing on social media, Samaira was seen getting uncomfortable when the paps started clicking her pictures, and she immediately hid her face. Seeing this, the doting mommy, Dia asked the paps to refrain from clicking her pictures. Dia could be heard saying:
“Don’t scare her, she’s just a child being photographed.”
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In an interview with the Indian Express, Dia Mirza was asked if she faced any problems while forming a bond with her step-daughter, Samaira, Dia said that it has been a smooth journey for her. The actress also shared that she let Samaira take the lead in their relationship. She further revealed how she has told Samaira to treat her as a friend.
Further in the interview, Dia Mirza shared that she feels that she is very fortunate to have a stepdaughter like Samaira, who is wonderful. Dia added that she never lets her kids, Avyaan and Samaira read fairy tales and revealed that Samaira has saved her number as ‘not the wicked step mother yet’. In her words:
"I am very fortunate that I have become a parent to a child who is so open and so receptive and so wonderful. Don’t try and be someone else for the child, be yourself and the child will value that and appreciate that. Any human being would. It also helps if your children don’t read fairy tales, because the concept of a wicked step-father or a wicked step-mother, all these concepts come from those stories and thankfully I never read them and I make sure my kids don’t either. And, funnily enough, Samaira has my number saved as ‘not the wicked step mother yet’."
Well, Dia is definitely a doting mom to Samaira. What do you think? Let us know.