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Dorit Kemsley's Accent As Explained by Longtime Pal Thom Filicia: "I've Known Her For Years"

The RHOBH fashionista goes way back with the Get a Room with Carson & Thom designer.

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Since Dorit Kemsley first stepped on the scene on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the way she speaks has been mystifying people. She has a bit of a British flair to her accent, despite being from Connecticut (or, as Erika Girardi famously declared back in the day, "You're an American. You were born in Connecticut").

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And it turns out, her accent, which she herself admits can fluctuate from time to time, did once sound very different, as explained by Get a Room with Carson & Thom designer Thom Filicia on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week in the clip above.

Back in 2017, shortly after we first met Dorit on RHOBH, she stopped by The Daily Dish offices and broke down her manner of speech in great detail.

She said, "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. 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."

For more from Dorit on the subject, press play on the video below.

Dorit Kemsley Explains the Origins of Her Accent
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