'The Real Housewives of Dubai': Who is Luca Salves? Chanel Ayan met her husband at 17

It appears the supermodel has been extremely lucky in love as she met her sweetheart at 17, married him, and has stayed with him ever since


                            'The Real Housewives of Dubai': Who is Luca Salves? Chanel Ayan met her husband at 17
Chanel Ayan with her Husband Luca Salves (Instagram @ chanelayan)
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Chanel Ayan, also known as Ayan Pillott, is the first black model to appear on the cover of a Dubai magazine. She has also been on a number of Vogue covers, including Vogue Italia and Vogue US, and hosted CNN broadcasts all around the world. The model has appeared on Bravo's blockbuster reality show 'The Real Housewives of Dubai.' She has lived in Dubai for the past 18 years and appears to be amazed by the city's growth.

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Chanel Ayan is a Somalian-born Kenyan model with a huge following in Africa and the Middle East. When it comes to her love life, it appears she has struck the kind of luck you see only in fairy tales. Chanel has known only one man for most of her life. She married him, had a kid with him, and has lived with him ever since.

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Who is Luca Salves?

Chanel was 17 when she met Luca in Brazil, where she was residing at the time. The pair went to the United States immediately after their wedding before settling in the United Arab Emirates. Luca is an artist and fellow model who works in the entertainment sector. The couple is blessed with a son, Taj. The 14-year-old, like his parents, has also begun to explore the modeling world. Chanel and Luca owns properties in Dubai, the US, and Kenya.

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Chanel, surprisingly, has not posted any images with her better half on social networking platforms. She said that she married her first love, and the two have stayed together for almost two decades. Furthermore, the model's wedding ceremony in Brazil was attended by only 15 individuals, all of whom were friends and relatives of her and her partner. She did not have a big fat wedding, and her gown only cost $20. 

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In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, Chanel Ayan mentions, “I’m married and I’m very proud of that because it was my first love and the only person I have ever been with. I met him when I was 17, he was 22 and we got married and have been living together for 20 years. We have a 14-year-old boy that also models, does a lot of campaigns in Dubai. Yes, I know a lot of models that can’t keep relationships, they have many opportunities, meeting different people, so, it kind of makes it easy not to keep relationships.”

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Watch Chanel Ayan on 'The Real Housewives of Dubai' as the show premieres on Wednesday, June 1 at 9 pm ET/PT on Bravo and streams the next day on Peacock.

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