Dorit Kemsley Joining RHOBH?

With a major casting shake-up over at Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills headquarters, everyone is excited to see which fabulous, exciting, and RICH women will be joining. Sources say Dorit Kemsley, another Brit, has signed on, and is a friend of Lisa Vanderpumps!

With Yolanda Foster, Kathryn Edwards, and probably Eileen Davidson done, there are a few spots up for grabs, and Bravo is said to be looking for 2 – 3 women that already have natural relationships to the existing cast, but also have organic drama and fun storylines. I had predicted that one condition LVP had for re-signing her contract was an ally. 


Us Weekly reports that Dorit has absolutely joined season 7. Dorit is married to wealthy businessman Paul Kemsley (another Brit). They wed last year at NYC’s Rainbow Room in a lavish ceremony,  and they have two children, a son Jagger (2), and daughter Phoenix. Their wedding was covered by Wedding Style Magazine where Dorit gushed that she and Paul fell in love instantly. Boy George, also a friend of LVP’s, sang for guests. Other mutual friends they share with LVP are Kris Jenner and Lionel Richie

Paul is a property designer, and he’s also does stuff in the entertainment industry (hence living in LA)- he’s possibly Boy George‘s manager according to She Knows. It appears Dorit and Paul live a pretty star-studded lifestyle, with lots of international travel. Both lived and traveled all over the world before settling in LA a few years ago. 

Dorit is a former model who designs a successful swim and resort wear designer which shows at NY Fashion Week. She’s also previously lived in Italy, which sounds promising in terms of a potential cast trip (although Kyle already vacationed there this year… )

Dorit has deactivated all her social media, so it seems pretty legit that she’s been cast. Luckily for us, her husband Paul has plenty of photos up! Including this one from 4 days ago which is captioned, “New journey #coming.” 

Paul Kemsley[Credit]

Paul Kemsley & LVP

Paul and Lisa from earlier this year [Credit]

Dorit Kemsley WeddingDorit & Paul’s wedding [Credit]

Dorit Kemsley & Boy GeorgeWith Boy George [Credit]

A little unsubstantiated gossip – Dorit was allegedly testing for the cast last season, but she got pregnant, or was trying to, (her daughter Phoenix is only a few months old) and didn’t want to join (understandably), which is one of the reasons Kathryn was dragged in mid-season. Apparently in the midst of filming last season the ‘storyline’ drastically changed, having a lot to do with Yolanda (of course), and that’s one of the reason the cast was so fractured. Additionally Bravo was (allegedly) previously having difficulty enticing rich and connected LA ladies to join the show because of The Brandi Factor, among others. 

PS – anyone else getting a whiff of ‘Peachter-syndrome‘ (aka Househubby Famewhorism) from Dorit’s man?


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