Caroline Stansbury stayed home with her fiance Sergio instead of attending Lesa Milan’s runway show on Wednesday’s Bravo episode of The Real Housewives of Dubai.
“I’m just not in the mood for all that drama,” Caroline, 45, said during the episode titled Lemons Into Lemonade.
“Ayan and Lesa together are like the evil stepsisters,” Caroline shared in a confessional. ‘I’d have to spend God knows how long defending myself.’
Stayed at home: Caroline Stansbury stayed at home with her fiancé Sergio instead of attending the Lesa Milan fashion show on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Dubai on Bravo
The episode began with Lesa meeting up with Chanel Ayan, 43, to work on details for her Mina Roe fashion show.
“This is like our big revelation to the world that we’re no longer just doing motherhood,” Lesa said.
Chanel helped Lesa choose models. Chanel said there are some “plus-size” models to choose from. Lesa corrected her that the term was “oversized”.
Over at the famous Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, Caroline checked in to stay with Nina Ali, 42, along with her children. Her multi-level suite had a private butler and windows overlooking a giant aquarium.
Fashion show: The season one episode showed Lesa getting ready for her successful Mina Roe fashion show
“This room is very special,” Caroline said. “It’s fully booked three months in advance.”
A diver appeared in one of the room’s windows holding up a note for Nina and Caroline’s children to read, which read, “Enjoy your night Yasmine, Zack, Aaron, Sophia, Ayan and Nour.”
Caroline told Nina that she was glad they were hanging out together.
Preparations: The episode began with Lesa meeting up with Chanel Ayan, 43, to work on details for her Mina Roe fashion show
“People think I’m distant and I think I’m above them,” Caroline said. “I really don’t have social anxiety, but I hate small talk.”
Caroline said she wasn’t as comfortable with some of the other women. Before they could chat about the other housewives, Caroline’s 15-year-old daughter Yasmine, 15, arrived. Caroline opened up about how she and fiancé Sergio, 27, might eventually want another child.
“You can’t have anyone else,” Yasmine said. “It doesn’t matter what Sergio wants. There’s no world where you could ever convince me to want another sibling.’
Reality star: “People think I’m distant, and I think I’m above them,” Caroline said. “I really don’t have social anxiety, but I hate small talk.”
“I’m not planning a baby today,” Caroline said. “I freeze my eggs.”
Caroline asked Yasmine if she would like a little Sergio.
“He’s already acting like a man kid, we don’t need a real kid either,” Yasmine said.
Male Child: “He’s already acting like a male child, we don’t need a real child either,” Yasmine said
‘He’ll need one sometime,’ Caroline said.
“No, he doesn’t,” said Yasmine.
At a restaurant in town, Chanel stopped by for lunch with Lesa, who was carrying a jar of lemons on her head. Chanel said the lemons were for Caroline Brooks, 37, because she was so bitter. She left the pot in its place before Brooks arrived.
Lunchtime: At a restaurant in town, Chanel stopped by for lunch with Lesa, who was carrying a jar of lemons on her head
“I brought you a present,” Chanel said. “I know you’re mad at me and so am I, but we can make something sweet out of it and they can make us lemonade.”
“So when life gives you lemons, you give Caroline Brooks lemonade?” said Caroline.
Chanel said she wanted to talk to them about Nina’s dinner party.
Dinner drama: Chanel said she wanted to talk to the two about Nina’s dinner party
“I think we all regret it,” Brooks said. ‘The things we said.’
Brooks told her that upon walking into that dinner, she felt like Chanel had “iced her up” because she hadn’t seen her in a while.
“We didn’t talk every day until you suddenly just disappeared,” Brooks said.
Chanel said she was going through a difficult period. She said she was already in a bad place when Brooks called her that morning and basically told her she wasn’t invited to Stansbury’s bachelorette party.
Hurt feelings: The women spoke to Chanel, who was hurt at not being invited to Caroline Stansbury’s hen party
“The only thing that needs to be clarified is that Stanbury said that (Chanel) doesn’t matter,” Lesa said.
“No, she didn’t say that,” Brooks said. ‘I said it. It was banter. I said, “I think she invited whoever is important to her.”
“Who calls their friends at 7 a.m. and makes them feel bad?” Chanel said in a confessional.
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Caroline Brooks apologized to Chanel. Chanel said she found it odd that Stansbury chose her.
“I think it’s pretty calculated,” Lesa said. ‘You have to tell her to apologize to Ayan because Ayan isn’t going to apologize to her.’
“Have her ask to speak to you,” Lesa said.
Sara Al Madani, 36, met with her stylist to choose outfits to wear for upcoming photoshoots. She said she currently runs four technology companies.
Tech company: Sara Al Madani, 36, met with her stylist to choose outfits to wear for upcoming photo shoots
“I’ve had 15 ventures in all, but I’ve failed miserably so many times,” Sara said. “I’ve gone bankrupt twice, so this girl learned a lot.”
Sara showed some of her tattoos to the photographer.
“It’s not accepted in the Arab world,” Sara said in a confessional. “A lot of people judge me but the funny thing is everyone gets their eyebrow tattooed but then my shoulder tattoo is a problem.”
Brooks and Stansbury met at a Cosme Surge clinic.
Beauty Clinic: Brooks and Stansbury met at a Cosme Surge clinic
“I literally get paid to look beautiful,” said Stansbury, the clinic’s brand ambassador.
“Caroline lives in a dream world,” Brooks said in a confessional. She gets a lot of things in her life for free because she’s an influencer. I’m not prodding her, but she’s getting a little too much. She’s not that influential.’
While Stansbury got a facial, Brooks told her about lunch with Lesa and Chanel. She said Chanel expects her to apologize.
Facial: While Stansbury was getting a facial, Brooks told her about having lunch with Lesa and Chanel
“Well, hell freezes over first,” Stansbury said.
Stansbury then spent time with Sergio and their children at their home. She said in a confessional that her children really bonded with him and really enjoyed his company.
Lesa got ready for her fashion show. Lesa said she is very excited but also feels a lot of pressure to make sure the show is a huge hit. Lesa said everyone had confirmed their attendance except Stansbury, who texted her three hours before the event saying “sorry I can’t make it today”.
At home: Stansbury then spent time at her home with Sergio and their children
“You text me the day to tell me you can’t make it, bye girl,” Lesa said in a confessional.
Chanel said she felt bad Stansbury didn’t come.
“If for some reason she’s not here, who cares,” Brooks said.
Models on the runway: Models walked the runway during Lesa’s fashion show
Stansbury was at home with Sergio, sipping champagne and saying she didn’t care that she missed the fashion show.
“I would have loved to support Lesa, but I’m just not in the mood for all the drama,” she said.
Lesa took the stage after the last model walked down the runway to applause from the crowd.
Big applause: Lesa took the stage after the last model walked the runway to applause from the crowd
“You nailed it,” her husband Peter said.
At the after party, Nina, Sara and Brooks congratulated Lesa on her collection.
“I’m so happy you came,” Lesa said.
Well done: The women congratulated Lesa on her good work
“We couldn’t imagine being anywhere but here tonight,” Brooks said. “I feel bad that Caroline isn’t here.”
“I really think the wedding stuff overwhelmed her,” Nina said.
The Real Housewives Of Dubai return on Bravo next Wednesday.
So happy: “I’m so happy you guys came,” Lesa said