Who is Sergio Carrallo? 'RHODubai' star Caroline Stanbury says husband's dad thought she'd keep him as a sex slave
Sergio's parents tried every tactic they could to get him to leave Caroline, from offering him money to emotional blackmail
Former 'Ladies of London' star Caroline Stanbury is all set to return to our screens as the cast member on the new Bravo show 'Real Housewives of Dubai'. A lot has changed in this pretty British socialite's life since we last saw her in 2017. From her big move to Dubai to getting married to a much younger man named Sergio Carrallo, Caroline's life seems to have been a wild roller-coaster ride.
Though most of us fans loved her handsome ex-husband Cem Habib, we can't wait to meet Caroline and her new husband on 'Real Housewives of Dubai'. While the couple's social media posts paint a rosy picture of their marriage, the couple didn't have the smoothest journey when it comes to convincing their loved ones about their relationship. The wide age gap of 18 years between the couple left a lot of people questioning their relationship, including Sergio parents who believed that Caroline might use their beloved son as a 'sex slave'! If you're curious to know more about Sergio and his love story with 'RHODubai' star, then we got you covered.
Who is Sergio Carrallo?
Sergio Joss Carrallo Pendas was born in September 1994 in Madrid, Spain. His grandfather founded ESIC, a elite private business school in Barcelona. Sergio was drawn to football from an early age and began playing since he was five years old. He began his career as a footballer in 2012 when he was roped in to play for Real Madrid U19 division. His athletic career was pretty short-lived as he announced his retirement in 2018. Following his retirement, he moved to California to pursue a degree in digital marketing and media. He graduated from the University of California and has a master's degree. His initial plan in life was to bag a good job and settle down in America. But after meeting Caroline, he ditched all his plans and moved to Dubai to woo her.
How did Sergio Carrallo and Caroline Stanbury meet?
Sergio and Caroline first met while she was in Newport Beach, California, touring for promoting her podcast show 'Divorced, Not Dead'. In an interview with DailyMail, she recounted, "Sergio was in the audience. I don’t think he understood what he’d signed up to see." Sergio and she soon began talking, Caroline felt that he would be the perfect match for one of her friends, but he had other plans in his mind. He was so smitten by her that he asked her out on a date by lying about his age. "I had to lie about my age to start with. I said I was 31, because I knew she wouldn’t talk to me otherwise. I have a house in Marbella and I went there that summer. Caroline, by coincidence, was staying there (in the city) with a girlfriend," he shared.
They immediately hit it off, but the Covid 19 pandemic took over and everything turned upside down. Caroline flew back home to Dubai to be with her three children, while Sergio was faced with the difficult decision of deciding between his career in California and Caroline. He chose the latter and flew down to Dubai to be with her. "I knew we might not meet again for months. So that was when I went to see her in Dubai," he explained. Caroline added, "He came over to see what it was like. We asked each other: “Are you in or out?” and he moved in next door.”’ Since then the couple has been inseparable and tied the knot in 2021.
While Caroline's family was thrilled with her new relationship, sadly Sergio's parents weren't as forthcoming owing to the age difference. Caroline told the news outlet, "I don’t think it’s any parent’s dream, is it: their golden boy going out with a woman who’s more the age to date his dad? In fact, we looked like we were a couple having dinner with our son." She continued, "‘I think he thought I was a crazy old woman desperate to walk down the aisle with his young son or keep him as some kind of sex slave. was floored. I thought I was quite a good catch. But then I thought: “Imagine if it was one of my boys — I wouldn’t like it either.”’
Sergio's parents tried every tactic they could to get him to leave Caroline, from offering him money to emotional blackmail. He shared, "Dad offered me a good amount of money — anything I wanted — to give Caroline up." His mother too wasn't pleased. "She actually cried, and not in a good way. Why do you have to do this? Why not get a normal life with a younger girl and build a family?” And I was like: “But Mum, I love her!”
The couple candidly discussed their sex life as well. Caroline revealed, "There’s a lot of sex. His testosterone is through the roof!" Sergio confirmed her claims with, "I want sex all the time. I used to burn off a lot of calories when I was playing football, so I have to find another way. Sex is the way and I need to score!"
Considering Caroline's hefty bank balance, one may be tempted to think that Sergio is with her for money and her glamorous lifestyle, but the 'RHODubai' star is quick to snuff out these rumors. She explained, "He’s not here for the lifestyle or my money. He was a professional soccer player, for goodness’ sake. He has his own money. There were women on tap."
'Real Housewives of Dubai' premieres on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9/8c on Bravo.