Who is Caroline Stanbury? Meet the 'Real Housewives of Dubai' star

Ready to head to the City of Gold? Allow Bravo veteran Caroline Stanbury to show you around

Who is Caroline Stanbury? Caroline Stanbury attends the 'Brilliant Is Beautiful' gala held at Claridge's Hotel on December 1, 2017 in London, England.
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Who is Caroline Stanbury? Bravoholics are off to the City of Gold, and the reality TV vet is along for the ride. 

The Real Housewives of Dubai kicks off on Wednesdy, June 1, and the network's former star decided to make a return for a show that's set to "blow the lid off the entire franchise," in the words of Andy Cohen. 

"I said I wouldn't do it again, but I'm now busier than ever and I'm becoming more successful than ever, which is really exciting," Stanbury revealed to Women's Health (opens in new tab) ahead of the premiere. 

So, who exactly is this socialite and where have you seen her before? We'll fill you in.

Who is Caroline Stanbury?

Stanbury hails from London, and the stylist actually made an appearance on Bravo's Ladies of London in 2014. Before that, she also had a cameo in Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, so she has Bravo in her blood. 

Now that she's made her way over to decadent UAE city, things have changed. She has a new career, a new husband and plenty of new projects. According to her Bravo (opens in new tab) bio, Stanbury runs a relationship podcast titled Divorced Not Dead and serves as a luxury brand ambassador. In 2021, she debuted a collection alongside Black Suede Studio. 

"I probably have become a better person, nicer person," she confessed to Women's Health about her role in reality TV. 

Well, those who can't resist TV shows about gossip and drama will have to be the judge once the debut season airs. 

Caroline Stanbury divorce

In 2019, Stanbury and her husband, Cem Habib, parted ways after 17 years together and three children, Yasmine, Aaron and Zac. 

She took to Instagram to give her followers the scoop, and judging from her confessions to Bravo, it appears the two want to keep things amicable.

"After 17 years, filled with joy, adventures, ups and downs, Cem and I came to the conclusion some time ago that we will continue our relationship not as husband and wife but as good friends and parents to our wonderful 3 children we love very much," she wrote. "We wish each other all the happiness and look forward to maintaining our strong family unit."

Caroline Stanbury husband

Stanbury is now married to former Real Madrid soccer player Sergio Carallo.

"There aren't many women in the Middle East married to a man that's 20 years younger. But there are a lot of men married to women that are 20 years younger," she told Women's Health. "So, I'm definitely breaking a social norm."

How old is Caroline Stanbury?

Born on April 28, 1976, Stanbury is 46 years old—and a Taurus

Caroline Stanbury net worth

According to various reports, Stanbury is reportedly worth around $30 million.

Watch 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' trailer

Get ready for another reality TV adventure. Things are going international beginning June 1, so plan your screen time accordingly!

Those in the US can catch Real Housewives of Dubai on Bravo, but folks outside of the states will be able to catch the fun via a VPN. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is rated the best VPN in the world right now by our colleagues at TechRadar.

If you love all things Housewives, don't forget that Ultimate Girls Trip season 2 airs later this month, too. Bravo, you sure know how to create a fun summer lineup!

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