RHODubai Star Caroline Stanbury Shares Why She’s Pausing Pregnancy Plans and Gives New Update on IVF

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RHODubai’s Caroline Stanbury Reveals She Has “Embryo on Ice” As She Presses Pause on Pregnancy Plans

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The Real Housewives of Dubai star Caroline Stanbury and her husband, Sergio Carrallo, are still planning on having a child together. Just not yet.

While attending the opening of the Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai over the weekend, Caroline revealed that while she and her former soccer pro husband have had difficulties conceiving, they now happily have a viable and healthy embryo ready to implant via IVF.

“We have a little baby boy embryo on ice,” Caroline told Page Six.

The 46-year-old went on to explain that she and Sergio, 28, are just waiting for their home renovations to be complete and for their blended family to settle before embarking on their pregnancy journey.

Caroline has three children from her previous marriage to Cem Habib, a daughter named Yasmine, 16, and twin sons Zac and Aaron, 12. This will be her first child with Sergio.

RHODubai fans have followed Caroline and Sergio’s relationship closely as the couple’s near 20-year age gap was a hot topic throughout the debut season of the UAE-based franchise. Caroline’s co-stars Chanel Ayan and Lesa Milan particularly took issue with the couple’s different ages.

Previously, Chanel and Lesa called out Caroline’s marriage to Sergio as a “marriage of convenience.” Lesa specifically slammed Sergio for calling out her line of maternity fashions in an emasculating post, claiming he would be the one wearing them and carrying a child in his relationship with Caroline.

Caroline has staunchly defended her decision to marry and expand her family with Sergio. The couple tied the knot in December 2021.

“I think it’s really sad that people think a young guy can’t fall in love with an older woman, that it has to be fake, and it has to be something else,” she told Page Six in June 2022.

As we previously reported, Caroline said that she was just fine with not being married but added that it’s “noble” to be wed and was a way for her to “validate” her and Sergio’s relationship.

“In my mind, I would’ve had no marriage. I’m fine. I’m good,” Caroline stated in the first look of RHODubai’s premiere. “[But] so many people think he’s a toy-boy, you know what I mean? So, I think for him, to validate himself — ‘I’m a proper person, I’m not her toy-boy…’ I think that’s really noble of him.”