Shortly after she made her debut on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2016, Dorit’s costar Erika Girardi infamously called out her British-sounding accent by saying, “You’re an American. You were born in Connecticut.” The reality TV star — whose season 7 tagline was “When you’ve traveled the world, you can speak in any accent you want” — explained her dialect during an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish in February 2017.
“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, referring to her U.K. born husband, P.K. “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.”Back to top