Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley has broken her silence on a terrifying home invasion at her Los Angeles mansion where she was held at gunpoint, and says her children are unaware of the incident because they slept through it.
In an Instagram post on Saturday night, the 45-year-old reality star said: ‘As you all know by now I have been through a terrifying ordeal, one that no parent or person should ever have to experience.
‘My kids are unaware of what happened, they slept through it and I thank God for keeping my kids and myself from being phsycially harmed.’
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that three men broke into Kemsley’s $6.4 million Encino Hills home just before 11pm PT on Thursday night while she and her children slept.
Kemsley had only just returned from a trip to London, where she attended her nephew’s wedding on Tuesday night alongside her husband, PK Kemsley.
PK was still abroad at the time of the attack and is now headed back to California to be with his wife, who is said to have been ‘traumatized’ by the incident.
‘We have 24-hour security,’ Kemsley said Friday night. ‘Lots of precaution. We will avoid anything that could put us in this situation again. That’s for sure’
‘My kids are unaware of what happened, they slept through it and I thank God for keeping my kids and myself from being physically harmed,’ Kemsley said on Instagram
Pushing through: Dorit Kemsley’s husband PK gave fans an update on how his wife and kids are doing after they were victims of a terrifying home invasion this week
Three intruders entered her Encino Hills home while her children, ages 7 and 5, were in the house
On her first post since the invasion, Kemsley said she appreciated the outpouring of support she has received and added that her family needed to start the healing process.
Kemsley said: ‘I have thrown myself straight back into work as I want our family to return to normality as soon as possible. With the love and support of my husband, my incredible family, friends, fans and followers, I am confident this is the right thing to do whilst I independently work through the trauma.’
She added she is grateful to the LAPD for their care and attention.
Kemsley told TMZ on Friday night that she has since hired 24-hour security to bolster their protection.
‘Lots of precaution. We will avoid anything that could put us in this situation again. That’s for sure.’
She added that the one thing going through her head during the invasion was that she needed to keep her children safe, as she was forced to beg for her life and told the three invaders who held her at gunpoint ‘don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mom.’
‘The babies are great they are the totally unaware and life is going to return to normal hopefully very quickly’ he noted
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley (pictured on right in her closet) was held at gunpoint and robbed Wednesday night
Her husband, PK Kemsley (back), was in London during the invasion. He is currently headed back to California to be with Kemsley (front)
‘I need to keep them safe when they sleep,’ she told the outlet.
While the mother-of-two insisted that she was okay, she said she was feeling for her children after the traumatic experience.
According to their mother, Jagger, seven, and Phoenix, five, slept through the ordeal.
When asked if she planned on moving, Kemsley said she and husband Paul Kemsley – AKA PK -, who was in London at the time of the late-night attack, were going ‘to take it one step at a time.’
‘We still have to figure everything out. It’s very, very new,’ she added.
PK, however, seemed more determined to put his wife and children out of harm’s way by leaving their mansion in Encino Hills.
‘I would think we might [move],’ he said, but revealed he doesn’t know where to yet.
His reality TV star wife admitted she might’ve been targeted by the criminals because of her posts on social media. On Instagram, Kemsley regularly shares her lavish lifestyle and outfits with her 1.3 million followers.
During the invation, the intruders entered the home around 10.50pm by smashing through the children’s classroom door.
Two of the suspects walked into Kemsley’s bedroom while she was sleeping. She woke to them standing at the end of her bed.
They grabbed her as as she begged: ‘Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mother.’
To which one of the men responded: ‘Kill her.’
LAPD detectives came out to Dorit’s home Friday to investigate the scene
LAPD detectives are pictured in front of RHOBH star Dorit Kemsley’s home on Friday
The intruders proceeded to ransack the house for about 20 minutes, stealing all of Kemsley’s jewelry and handbags.
They did not enter the bedrooms belonging to her children and no one was injured during the incident.
After the intruders left, Kemsley contacted police and her husband, who was in London at the time.
Los Angeles police said the identity of the suspects and value of stolen property remains unknown. The Robbery-Homicide Division is investigating.
Supportive: Kyle Richards offered her support when she shared a photo on Instagram
Erika Jayne and Lisa Rinna are seen outside Kemsley’s house
Kyle Richards (pictured) is shown arriving to Kemsley’s house
Support: Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp were pictured arriving to her home on Thursday, hours after the 20-minute home invasion ordeal, a DailyMail.com exclusive
Arrival: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast has rallied around cast mate Dorit Kemsley after she was robbed at gunpoint; Erika Jayne pictured
PK, 54, told DailyMail.com that the invasion was a ‘real shock’ in an exclusive interview at LAX as he arrived back in the US on Friday morning after a trip to his native Britain for a wedding. He was seen rolling his luggage through the airport and had a large Givenchy shopping bag.
Kemsley said: ‘She’s in shock. I’m going to see her now. I haven’t seen her yet – I was so worried.’
He said he is yet to hear the full details of the Wednesday night armed robbery at his Encino, California, home but told of his relief that his wife and children are safe.
Kemsley said: ‘I don’t know a lot at the moment. I just know thank God my babies are ok, thank God Dorit’s ok. She’s at home but not alone and I’m rushing to her now.
In an Instagram post, he captioned a sweet photo with Dorit and their youngsters on a tropical vacation: ‘We are all together and will get through this.’
Two of the suspects walked into Kemsley’s bedroom (pictured: Master bedroom suite) while she was sleeping. She woke to them standing at the end of her bed. They grabbed her as as she begged: ‘Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me. I’m a mother’
The couple had listed the swanky modern farmhouse, located in an elite area of the Valley, for a whopping $9.495million
Kemsley’s home has plenty of space, an open floorplan and lots of natural light
The house features a huge gourmet kitchen features two center islands as well as a lounge area, complete with a TV
The modern farmhouse design combines lots of built in storage with contrasting black and white tones
Heart of the home: A full lounge area, with a TV, couch, chairs and fireplace is set up within the massive kitchen
Kemsley has called the kitchen her ‘favorite room in the house’
His post was flooded with kind messages from Dorit’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills family, including Andy Cohen, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, and Kyle Richards.
‘We are all so grateful everyone is OK. And Dorit can teach us all a thing or two about facing down danger,’ Cohen commented, while Minkoff said she was ‘sending endless love’ to him, Dorit, and the kids.
Richards shared a photo of the family with the caption: ‘Love you guys so much. So grateful you’re ok.’
Dorit is known for posting photos on social media detailing her lavish lifestyle – including shots showing the inside of her sizable closet.
Recent Instagram photos show her collection of Louis Vuitton bags and she frequently appears in pictures dripping in diamonds.
On Friday, the mom-of two spent the day at the $6.4million six-bedroom home where she has been comforted by her Real Housewives co-stars, some of whom were pictured arriving early Thursday morning.
Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Teddi Mellencamp were among the early visitors while Kyle Richards was pictured arriving later the same day.
Kemsley’s assistant was also seen walking in a hooded sweatshirt alongside an unidentified blonde.
Sweet: A number of the mom-of two’s Real Housewives co-stars were pictured arriving early Thursday morning to provide comfort
Success: The Connecticut native gained fame in the late 2000s after she moved to New York City and launched her swimwear line, Dorit International; pictured in 2021
Meanwhile, RHOBH was slated to start filming Thursday.
There is now a question mark over whether Kemlsey will be moving forward with the current production schedule.
Kemsley first joined the RHOBH cast in 2016 after having moved to Los Angeles the year prior.
The Connecticut native gained fame in the late 2000s after she moved to New York City and launched her swimwear line, Dorit International.
Kemsley’s brand focused on providing consumers with high-quality, comfortable and fashionable bathing suits.
In 2017, she launched Beverly Beach, an affordable swimwear line made in Los Angeles. Two years later, the brand expanded to include athletic-wear and other accessories.