“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” have no time for haters.
On Sunday at BravoCon, the stars of the hit franchise were front and center at a panel to discuss the upcoming season, which will feature new cast members Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke.
However, one audience member had the audacity to ask Dorit Kemsley — who has been a Housewife since 2016 — about her controversial accent.
“Dorit, when do you decide that your real accent comes out?” the fan asked. “Like, is there an iPhone alarm?”
That’s when Erika Girardi rushed to Dorit’s defense and remarked, “That is her real accent.”
“This is her real voice. This is how she speaks,” Erika added. “Does she sometimes get influenced by her husband’s accent? Yes.”
In addition to the fact that Dorit is married to British businessman Paul Kemsley, Girardi — along with co-stars Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Lisa Rinna — argued the Beverly Beach designer grew up in a multilingual household.
Dorit, who was born in Connecticut, previously opened up about her unique speech in an interview with The Daily Dish.
“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,” she explained at the time. “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.”
She continued, “I had a tendency to overenunciate, 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.”