Dorit Kemsley’s accent has been a topic of conversation from her very first RHOBH scene, but the Connecticut-born American has denied hearing it time and time again. Whether she was nicely asked, or rudely called out, Dorit has stuck to her story; she’s lived in Europe “for many years,” and that’s where it comes from!
Finally she opened up to The Daily Dish, and got candid on where exactly her accent comes from; shocker, she still denies hearing it! “I think the way I speak is probably a combination of many things,” she insisted. Elaborating, “First and foremost, I am married to a Brit who’s got a very, very strong London accent, and I’m sure some of his inflections have sort of rolled over on me.”
Continuing, “My parents are not American. I was born and raised in America. I did spend a significant amount of time, nearly 10 years, back and forth going to Europe. I spent a lot of time working all over the world and in various places of the world where people didn’t speak English all that well. I had a tendency to over enunciate, so I think at times some of my English is part that and part inflection. And you know being around a lot of Europeans and a lot of Brits, you just become a product of your environment really. That’s who I am. That’s the way I speak. I don’t hear it. My husband doesn’t hear it but it’s definitely become a topic of conversation,” Dorit explained.
While she’s a blonde bombshell, Dorit’s proving that she’s got beauty and brains; she’s very worldly and speaks many different languages! . “My Spanish gets very confused with the Italian because they’re so similar and I speak better Italian than I do Spanish. But I spoke Spanish before Italian. So there’s the Hebrew. My father’s Israeli but I wasn’t raised speaking Hebrew, and I wanted to learn when I was a teenager so I would insist that my father would only speak to me in Hebrew,” she revealed.
She’s not done learning however, and Dorit is looking forward to adding a few more languages to her resume. “I would love to learn Chinese, which is very difficult. French, I think, is my next one because I love it. I can understand it, but I can’t really speak it. Oh and then there’s just so many others I’d love to learn,” she wrapped.
I can understand how Dorit doesn’t hear her accent, because many Americans who have a tiny accent from their home states don’t hear it! I’m a Jersey girl, but I still couldn’t tell you what a “Jersey accent” sounds like; hopefully that means I don’t have one!
I do think hers sounds a bit pretentious though, and since PK has one, she wants to have one too!