Real Housewives Of Dubai: Chanel Ayan cries while revealing that she was circumcised at age five

Chanel Ayan revealed that she was brutally circumcised against her will when she was a five-year-old girl on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Dubai.

The 43-year-old model described how the forced genital mutilation took place when she was taken from her home along with her then six-year-old sister. Chanel said she was five when she was tied to a bed along with her sister and circumcised.

‘I didn’t know what it was about,’ Chanel said crying in a hypnotherapist’s office while describing the abuse. ‘My mom didn’t know that was happening to us.’

Genital mutilation: Chanel Ayan revealed that she was brutally circumcised against her will when she was a five-year-old girl on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Dubai

Chanel told the therapist she has had so much pain in her life and later explained that her vagina had been sewn shut.

‘I wanted to get married, I had to go back to the doctor and I had to open it again because it was sewn, couldn’t have sex,’ Chanel said in a confessional. ‘Then, I had to wait until I healed.’

‘I’ve tried to understand and learn about it,’ Chanel said in a confessional. ‘Why did that happen? It’s because we need to be virgin when we get married so our families could get our dowry. That’s some f***ed up sh**. It’s like torture. It’s abuse.’

She told the therapist that her father tried to sell her when she was 13, but that it didn’t happen because her sibling protected her.

Horrific story: The 43-year-old model described how the forced genital mutilation took place when she was taken from her home along with her then six-year-old sister

Horrific story: The 43-year-old model described how the forced genital mutilation took place when she was taken from her home along with her then six-year-old sister

Chanel said she was 99 percent happy, but that sometimes she gets jealous when she sees her husband’s relationship with her son because that sort of loving relationship seems foreign to her. She said when she was growing up she remembered her mother crying a lot.

‘The beatings,’ Chanel said crying. ‘That’s what I remember a lot of pain.’

‘I have a good life,’ Chanel said crying.

Tough childhood: 'The beatings,' Chanel said crying.  'That's what I remember a lot of pain'

Tough childhood: ‘The beatings,’ Chanel said crying. ‘That’s what I remember a lot of pain’

The therapist told her she couldn’t erase the memories but could lessen the attachment she had to them.

‘It’s time to forgive so you can feel light,’ the therapist said.

When she woke up from the therapy, Chanel said she felt better.

Hypnotherapy session: The therapist told her she couldn't erase the memories but could lessen the attachment she had to them

Hypnotherapy session: The therapist told her she couldn’t erase the memories but could lessen the attachment she had to them

Feeling better: When she woke up from the therapy, Chanel said she felt better

Feeling better: When she woke up from the therapy, Chanel said she felt better

‘I’m starting to heal,’ Chanel said. ‘I’m starting to understand that I trusted people that hurt me and they don’t have power over me anymore. I’ve chosen for the first time in my life, to forgive them and to accept what happened to me.

When the episode opened, the housewives were on day two of their Nurai Island trip and Caroline Stanbury, 45, had enough of Chanel’s outbursts. Stanbury got up and left the group dinner.

‘We are on vacation, don’t fight,’ Caroline Brooks, 37, pleaded.

Island trip: When the episode opened, the housewives were on day two of their Nurai Island trip and Caroline Stanbury, 45, had enough of Chanel's outbursts

Island trip: When the episode opened, the housewives were on day two of their Nurai Island trip and Caroline Stanbury, 45, had enough of Chanel’s outbursts

‘Ayan is constantly, constantly putting me down, whenever I open my mouth,’ Caroline S. said in a confessional. ‘I’ve worked extremely hard to get to where I am, and maybe I threaten her. I just cannot deal with this woman anymore.’

Caroline S. was crying and she asked Nina Ali, 42, why she never said anything to defend her.

‘There’s a lot of misinterpretation,’ Nina said.

Tears flowing: Caroline S. was crying and she asked Nina Ali, 42, why she never said anything to defend her

Tears flowing: Caroline S. was crying and she asked Nina Ali, 42, why she never said anything to defend her

‘Every time I ask her a question it isn’t a double entendre to put her down,’ Caroline S. said in a confessional. ‘It was meant to be a nice back and forth but it dissolved into as*** show.’

Lesa Milan, 33, told Chanel to just try to be nice to Caroline S. because it was her trip.

‘Let’s be gracious,’ Lesa said. ‘Are you going to apologize.’

Chanel apologized to Caroline S. and said they were both successful. Caroline S. said she just wanted to sleep it off.

Saying sorry: Chanel apologized to Caroline S. and said they were both successful

Saying sorry: Chanel apologized to Caroline S. and said they were both successful

‘Thank God I’m not in the 1800s, I made a white woman cry,’ Chanel said in a confessional. ‘I would not be here.’

Nina walked off and left with Caroline S. and Lesa said in a confessional that Nina was a social climber.

Caroline S. called her new 27-year-old husband Sergio crying. She told him that Chanel tried to tell her that she was more successful.

Feeling grateful: 'Thank God I'm not in the 1800s, I made a white woman cry,' Chanel said in a confessional.  'I would not be here'

Feeling grateful: ‘Thank God I’m not in the 1800s, I made a white woman cry,’ Chanel said in a confessional. ‘I would not be here’

‘That is absolutely not true,’ Sergio said. ‘This is like af***ing b****.’

Back at the house, Chanel tried to talk to Nina. Lesa told Nina if she stayed it might have prompted Caroline S. to come back to the table. Lesa said her initial feelings about Caroline S. came from things that Nina told her.

‘To see you now bosom buddies with her,’ Lesa said. ‘I get it, she’s your friend now.’

The women went outside to smoke a hookah and Caroline S. stayed in her room. Nina had planned a sound bath therapy for them the next day.

Smoking session: The women went outside to smoke a hookah and Caroline S. stayed in her room

Smoking session: The women went outside to smoke a hookah and Caroline S. stayed in her room

The next morning, Caroline B. And Lesa spoke about how Chanel was upset that she wasn’t being taken seriously.

‘Some of us actually work hard,’ Chanel said in a confessional.

Chanel called her husband and told her what happened.

‘She wants to make me feel bad like I’m not good enough,’ Chanel said. ‘I’m really tired of it.’

Phoned home: 'She wants to make me feel bad like I'm not good enough,' Chanel said.  'I'm really tired of it'

Phoned home: ‘She wants to make me feel bad like I’m not good enough,’ Chanel said. ‘I’m really tired of it’

Chanel started crying. A sound healer came to the house and tried to help them relax.

‘I think we are going to need a lot more than a sound bath to solve me and Ayan,’ Caroline S. said in a confessional.

Sergio showed up just then riding a jet ski in the ocean. Caroline S. ran to him.

Need more: 'I think we are going to need a lot more than a sound bath to solve me and Ayan,' Caroline S. said in a confessional.

Need more: ‘I think we are going to need a lot more than a sound bath to solve me and Ayan,’ Caroline S. said in a confessional.

‘I thought it was very romantic,’ Sara said.

Chanel stormed into the house.

‘I’m f***ing over it,’ Chanel said.

Chanel told Lesa that she felt that Caroline S. Put her down the day before.

‘Ayan had every reason to be upset,’ Lesa said in a confessional. ‘Caroline gets to call her husband to come and rescue her, because, gosh, the horror. Why are Ayan’s feelings less valid than Caroline’s?’

Party crasher: Sergio joined the girls trip that his new wife organized

Party crasher: Sergio joined the girls trip that his new wife organized

Back in Dubai, Caroline S. talked about her IVF process with Sergio.

She had him strap a watermelon and two cantaloupes to his body so he could feel what it would be like to be pregnant.

The Real Housewives of Dubai will return next Wednesday on Bravo.

Pregnancy simulation: Caroline had Sergio strap a watermelon and two cantaloupes to his body so he could feel what it would be like to be pregnant

Pregnancy simulation: Caroline had Sergio strap a watermelon and two cantaloupes to his body so he could feel what it would be like to be pregnant

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