Letting it go. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Dorit Kemsley spoke exclusively with Us Weekly about her first season on the hit Bravo series, her feud with costar Erika "Jayne" Girardi and why she is more than ready to move on from #Pantygate.RELATED: Paul Kemsley: Who is Dorit’s tycoon husband on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?
It’s been a while since a rookie Housewife has made such a splash in any franchise of the beloved show. But it wasn’t hard for Kemsley, 40 — with her culturally ambiguous accent and friendship with Boy George — to steal some of the attention away from RHOBH vets Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Eileen Davidson, Lisa Rinna and last season’s new girl, Girardi, 45.
“I really didn’t have any expectations going into this. I didn’t know how it was going to be,” Kemsley — who had watched early seasons of RHOBH but took a break when she became a mom to son Jagger, 3, and daughter Phoenix, 13 months, with husband Paul “PK” Kemsley — tells Us of her participation in season 7. “With me, what you see is what you get. Welcome into our lives. I open the front door and I let everybody in. Right, wrong or other, at the very least, I am who I am. I can’t be anything other than myself.”
As viewers saw on the Tuesday, December 27, episode of the reality show, the Connecticut native (who has also lived in New York City and London, among other major cities around the world) was simply being herself when she gifted Girardi a pair of underwear during a girls’ day out with all the ‘wives. According to Dorit, it was a lighthearted way of acknowledging the “Pretty Mess” singer’s decision to go commando in a skintight mini dress at Vanderpump’s White Party, apparently flashing her lady parts to her costars, including PK. Though she initially seemed amused by Dorit’s gesture, Girardi ended up turning on the fashion designer and the two have butted heads ever since. Their conflict came to a head on the Tuesday, March 21, episode of RHOBH when #Pantygate was brought up yet again at an explosive group dinner in Hong Kong.
“I am honestly so past the drama of it all,” says Dorit, who, as documented on the Bravo mainstay, has apologized to Girardi multiple times. “I never thought it would escalate into what it became.”