Shalom Lemel

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Celebrity Father (1947)
Sun Dec 04 2022
By   Selena

Some people are lucky enough to be famous due to their kid's honors and fame. Shalom Lemel is one of those who is highly known as the supportive father of prominent American TV personality Dorit Kemsley. She is best known for starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in the 7th season in 2016. 

Lemel is a citizen of Israel who was born on April 19, 1947. Thus, he holds Israeli citizenship, whereas his ethnicity is not known. Further, the information regarding his family background also remains private.

Who is Shalom Lemel's Wife?

Well, the 73 years old Shalom Lemel is happily married to his long-term wife, Rachel Lemel, born on June 20, 1953. Though the couple came to fame due to their daughter, Dorit, their personal life details are not disclosed. 

Shalom Lemel With His 67 Years Old Wife, Rachel Lemel
Image: Shalom Lemel With His 67 Years Old Wife, Rachel Lemel
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Despite being the parents of Dorit, Lemel's family is not so popular, so his marital relationship remains under the radar. 

Children Of Lemel

The Lemel couple is the parents of three children. And so, Dorit is the middle and has two siblings. Reportedly, Lemel and his lovely wife Rachel first welcomed their oldest son David Lemel in 1974. According to the sources, David is a graduate of Western New England College and currently working as a realtor.

Then, the couple gave birth together to their daughter Dorit on July 14, 1976, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, United States. After Dorit, they gave birth to another daughter in 1978 and named the youngest one Debbie Lemel Gross. Through the reports, she has a travel agency named Bespoke Travel.

Shalom Lemel and Rachel Lemel's Three Children, David, Dorit and Debbie Lemel
Photo: Shalom Lemel and Rachel Lemel's Three Children, David, Dorit and Debbie Lemel
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Lemel's Daughter, Dorit, Left The Home at 19

Just like most people, Dorit left her home in her late teens to figure out her life. It was when she reached 19, she left Woodbridge, Connecticut, her hometown, to fulfill her childhood dream of traveling around the world. She later moved from Italy to the US in 2009, living in NYC, where she began her Dorit International business.

Lemel's grown-up daughter, Dorit, has become a well-known figure in the entertainment field. She works as a fashion designer and actress. So far, she has graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Design, and Communication.

Dorit Had An Outdoor Wedding

Yes, the beautiful fashion designer, Dorit, 44, is officially off the market. She is happily married to an English businessman, Paul Kemsley, who is nine years senior to her.

Dorit and Paul's extravagant wedding ceremony in Rainbow Room, New York.
Image: Dorit and Paul's extravagant wedding ceremony in Rainbow Room, New York.
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Their marriage ceremony took place on March 7, 2015, at Rainbow Room in New York. The wedding was held in a warm and spiritual traditional Jewish ceremony. They have been married for over five years. 

They went to Bora Bora for the honeymoon, but a hurricane occurred on the island, and the pair moved to Anguilla. The couple first met in New York through mutual friends. 

Lemel Is A Grandfather Of Five

Yes, Shalom Lemel has five grandchildren from his three kids' side. His eldest son David, 46, has been wedded to his wife, Valerie Schnipper Lemel, since 2002. They have two children, a son Daniel Lemel and a daughter Drew Lemel.

In addition, his mid-born child or eldest daughter, Dorit, shares two children with her husband, Paul. They welcomed their first child, a son named Jagger Kemsley in 2014 before the marriage. Their second kid, a daughter, Phoenix Kemsley, was born on February 24, 2016.

Image: Shalom Lemel Has Five GrandChildren
Source: Instagram@shal1947

And Lemel's youngest daughter Debbie welcomed one daughter Brayden Ariella Gross with her husband, Bruce David Gross. He is a co-owner of Bespoke Travel. The family lives in Boca Raton, Florida. As of now, Shalom mostly spends his time with his grandkids and often shares pictures and Tiktok videos with them on his Instagram.

Net Worth In 2020

Working as a technician, Mr. Lemel must earn a decent amount of sum. Further, he has starred in Dorit’s several shows, such as - That Was Weird (2018), Birthday Fever (2018), and RHOBH (TV Series). Now, his net worth is estimated at $100 thousand.

Shalom Lemel with his daughter, Dorit Kemsley.
Shalom Lemel with his daughter, Dorit Kemsley. Source: kemifilanynews

Whereas his daughter, Dorit Kemsley, has an impressive net worth of $50 Million. But that's a combined worth with her husband, Paul. She has built her total fortune from her own successful career as a fashion designer, TV personality, and entrepreneur.

As per her salary, Kemsley reportedly brings home $100,000 per episode from MVP of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While another cast member Kyle Richards makes $270,000 per season. The show includes celebrities such as Denise Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump, among others.

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