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Dorit Kemsley Finally Explains Her Accent

The #RHOBH rookie discusses how the way she speaks has "become a topic of conversation" this season. 

By Jocelyn Vena
Dorit Kemsley Explains the Origins of Her Accent

There's a new accent making waves in town, and that unique manner of speaking belongs to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbie, Dorit Kemsley. We can't forget when Erika Girardi famously declared, "You're an American. You were born in Connecticut." So, how did Dorit end up speaking the way she does? The Daily Dish went straight to the source to find out.

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"I think the way I speak is probably a combination of many things. 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," she said. "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."

Of course, Dorit does also speak multiple 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," she said. "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."

Dorit even has a few new languages she is eager to get under her belt. "I would love to learn Chinese, which is very difficult," she said. "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."

Dorit and her accent will be mixing it up on RHOBH every Tuesday at 9/8c. Check out a preview, below.

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