Born Dorit Lemel, Dorit Kemsley grew up in Connecticut before jetting off to Europe where she worked for a global swimwear company in Italy for more than a decade. She then moved to New York and later Los Angeles, which is where she currently resides.
The designer gained fame when she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in season 7, which premiered in 2016. Kemsley, who has continued to be a full-time cast member on the Bravo series, returned to her fashion roots in 2017 when she launched Beverly Beach. In 2021, she launched her Nektaria bridal line.
Dorit married Paul “PK” Kemsley in 2015. The couple share two children: son Jagger and daughter Phoenix, whom they welcomed in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
The couple made headlines in August 2018 when a video surfaced of someone confronting Dorit, claiming she owed her former business partner money. PK was also in the news for a $1.2 million suit with a creditor. Us Weekly confirmed in October 2019 that both cases were settled.