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Former 'Real Housewives' Star Dies At Age 12

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By MLC on February 9, 2023 at 3:45 PM EST

A ‘Real Housewives’ cast member has sadly passed away.

Tareq Salahi’s beloved Doberman Pinscher, Bravo, crossed over the rainbow bridge.

The Blast exclusively learned of the furry, four-legged pooch’s passing from Salahi himself.

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'Real Housewives' Star Loses Four-Legged Friend

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He informed us, “We lost Bravo sadly and thought it would be nice to close that chapter with him as we lay him to rest here in our home in Palm Beach County/Delray Beach Friday at 3pm.”

Salahi revealed he’s ready to welcome a “new rescue to our home at the same time.”

“Bravo the Doberman was loved by all the Bravo TV show fans, as you know, and something positive would be nice to honor him. He lived 12 amazing years,” his note concluded.

In honor of Bravo, Salahi had an engraved plaque made with Bravo on it.

“Bravo filled our home with life and love. He rests here doing what he loved. Love, Lisa & Tareq,” the plaque reads.

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Bravo Lived 12 Long Years!

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A plaque such as this could cost between $100 to $200+.

Salahi and his ex-wife, Michaele, were featured on “The Real Housewives of DC” in the early 2000s.

However, the skyrocketed to fame after crashing President Barack Obama’s first. State dinner in 2009.

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Salahi & Michaele Became Famous For Crashing The President's Party

Michaele and Salahi were able to waltz their way past the Secret Service and into the event for two full hours.

The insane party crashing happened on November 24, 2009, around 7 p.m. and a Bravo TV crew were able to follow them in.

A source revealed to ABC News that officers at the initial White House checkpoint waived the couple in thinking their names would be checked against a guest list at the next security checkpoint.


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Their names were not checked at the second checkpoint and they were sent through the metal detectors and checked for weapons.

At 7:35 p.m., a Marine announced the Salahis to the world as the glitzy couple waltzed right into the supposedly super-secure entry hall, completing an extraordinary breach of security.

The couple mingled with Obama, India’s Prime Minister and other high-profile White House staffers.

They exited the party around 9 p.m.

Unfortunately, their party crashing days came to a screeching halt when Michaele left Salahi for a rock star.

Michaele Left Tareq For A Rock Star

She had a love affair with Journey member Neal Schon, which turned into a full-blown marriage.

Michaele and Salahi finalized their divorce in 2012. A Virginia judge signed the divorce decree on August 20,  2012.

According to the decree, there is a pre-nup and a post-nup, which takes care of dividing all their assets.

Salahi and Michaele formerly shared a Doberman Pinscher named Rio, but after their split the pooch became super depressed and passed away.

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He says his Dobie died of a “broken heart.”

Rio was soon replaced by Bravo, and he was featured on several episodes towards the end of Salahi’s time on ‘RHODC.’

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