Written by Melanie Burton, July 8, 2016

There’s a new addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills family – introducing Dorit Kemsley!

After Yolanda Foster announced she was quitting the show in June, as well as season six newbie Kathryn Edwards saying goodbye, there were spots that needed to be filled!

On Thursday, Us Weekly revealed that Dorit was a perfect fit – not to mention, she’s a good friend of RHOBH vet Lisa Vanderpump.

All we know about Dorit so far is that she’s a fashion designer and she’s married to British property developer Paul Kemsley. Interesting!


Credit: Paul Kemsley Instagram

Dorit’s addition follows news that Lisa Vanderpump WILL in fact be returning for season seven, after reports she was quitting because of ‘bad vibes’ among the housewives last season.

Lisa confirmed she wasn’t going anywhere by tweeting on Thursday: “Yep, never thought I would return,but after many discussions. The pump is still in the game. Thank you to all of you.”

According to TMZ, Bravo execs negotiated with Lisa to keep her on the show, reportedly offering her a seven-figure salary, and fulfilling her list of demands…

These included wanting RHOBH to showcase her work in the LGBT community, as well as publicising the work she does to fight AIDS, and her campaigning to put a stop to the dog meat market in China.

Well played, LVP. On another note, we can’t wait to meet newbie Dorit!

Yolanda announced she was leaving the show in June

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