Hot on the heels of Lisa Vanderpump’s announcement that she will be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Kathryn Edwards’ announcement that she will not, it seems there’s another Housewife waiting in the wings to shake things up for Season 7 of the show.
Us Weekly is reporting that the newest addition to the cast is Dorit Kemsley, a close friend of Vanderpump’s. Kemsley fills one of the spots left vacant by the exits of Edwards and Yolanda Hadid, who also recently announced that she would not be back on the show.
Bravo hasn’t confirmed the reports yet, but so far, it seems the English fashion designer will become a familiar face when RHOBH’s seventh season premieres later this year.
Kemsley keeps a low profile on social media, but here’s a little more that we’ve learned about her so far.
1. She’s a swimwear designer
According to her bio on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website, Kemsley “is the founder/designer of Dorit, an Italian swim and resort line. Dorit began her career in Italy, where she worked behind design, manufacturing, sales and marketing before returning back to NYC in 2009, where she established Dorit International, an American/Italian based company.”
2. She’s a newlywed… kind of
Kemsley married her husband, Paul Kemsley, in a lavish NYC wedding ceremony in March 2015. The bride gushed about her nuptials: “I felt like I was floating outside my body,” says Dorit. “I was filled with love and completely euphoric.” Swoon.
3. She and her husband have two children
The Kemsleys welcomed son Jagger, now 2, before their wedding in 2015 and recently welcomed their daughter, Phoenix.
4. Paul is a property developer, a businessman and Boy George’s manager
The iconic British singer even performed at the couple’s wedding, and they hang out on the regular.
5. She hobnobs with plenty of celebrities
Kemsley may not be well known just yet, but she’s no stranger to hanging out with celebs like Goldie Hawn and Robert De Niro.