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Caroline Stanbury's Daughter Yasmine Breaks Down Over Sergio: "He's Not My Dad"

Caroline Stanbury and her daughter Yasmine Habib aren't seeing eye to eye over Sergio Carrallo.

By Sophie Vilensky

Figuring out new relationship dynamics is hard, especially when there are children involved — just ask Caroline Stanbury, Sergio Carrallo, and Caroline's eldest daughter, Yasmine Habib.

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During Season 2, Episode 6 of The Real Housewives of Dubai, which aired on Tuesday, July 9, Yasmine broke down while discussing her mom's husband. The conversation went down over a salmon crispy pizza and plate of wagyu gyozas while the mother-daughter duo were out to eat; Yasmine had just gotten back from a college tour trip to America with her father, Cem Habib.

"At the end of the day, he's not my dad," the teenager explained after her mom asked if she could have a better relationship with her stepfather. "I try, but he makes it very difficult sometimes. That's all I'm gonna say."

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Ever diplomatic, Yasmine expanded on her statement.

"I really don't like when he steps in when you're trying to parent us — that's not his place," she said.

Though Caroline noted that blending families takes time, Yasmine had a rebuttal. "It was quarantine, and he came in the week after dad left," she said. "I don't think it's fair to say it takes time, because you gave us no time."

A split of Caroline Stanbury and Yasmine Habib.

Yasmine Says Caroline Stanbury Prioritizes Her Husband Over Her Children

While discussing Yasmine's upcoming college career, Caroline asked if she's scared of living on her own. Yasmine replied that, actually, she think she'll be quite good at it.

"Well, it's going to be very odd," Caroline replied. "I guess I'm always taking it for granted that you're all with me. Maybe we can find some fun stuff to do together this year. Look, I am going to make more of an effort."

Next, Caroline asked Yasmine if she feels prioritized.

"No," said Yasmine. "I don't think you prioritize any of us. [You prioritize] Sergio, TBH." 

When Caroline promised her daughter that she is in fact a priority ("I don't want you to feel like I always stick up for him," she said), Yasmine got emotional. "You do. That's what really upsets me," her daughter shared. "Because if anyone else spoke to me the way he speaks to me in our arguments, the way you'd react would be so different. And then it always ends up with you yelling at me and nothing else, which I don't think is fair, because it takes two to have an argument. And then I'm the one who gets yelled at because I'm some sort of malicious thing. I'm not. That's not fair."

After Caroline acknowledged her daughter's feelings, they both agreed that she'd try to make some changes in the future, "even with Sergio."

Caroline Stanbury her husband, Sergio Carrallo, and her daughter Yasmin at their going away party.

Caroline Stanbury Said She "Regrets" Not Giving Her Kids Time to Adjust to Her Relationship with Sergio

After Yasmine said that Sergio came in so soon after her parents' split, Caroline acknowledged that the swift movement was tough on her family.

"My kids didn't have much time to adjust, and that's one of my biggest regrets. Covid sped up our relationship one hundred fold," she explained in an interview. "My ex-husband moved out, and then Sergio got locked down here. But at the same time, their father and I had grown apart. So with or without Sergio, I was getting divorced."

Later, Caroline added that it "breaks her heart" to see her daughter so upset about her relationship.

"It's a horrible situation, my husband and my daughter," she said. "But there isn't a step-parent in the world that has felt welcomed by the family. It doesn't happen that way, so whenever there's an argument it's always his fault. 'You're not part of this family.' 'I hate you.' And that's just an awful thing to say when someone has been by your side for almost five years. I just can't win. Or, he can't win."

The Real Housewives of Dubai airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo. You can stream episodes the next day on Peacock.

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