Selling Sunset’s Chelsea’s Wedding Video Fuels Accent Speculation

Fans couldn’t help but dig into Chelsea Lazkani’s dialect after she joined the cast of Selling SunsetSeason 5.

During the fifth season reunion, which began streaming on Netflix Friday, May 6th, the 29-year-old agent in real estate addressed speculation about her voice.


Chelsea Lazkani: Selling Sunset.
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“So clearly, everyone thinks I’m faking my accent,” Chelsea told hostTan France. “My parents are Nigerian, so I grew up in a household where my parents had an accent, right? For the first ten years of my adult life, I lived in London. Then, I moved from London to Switzerland. Then, I moved to New Jersey. Then, I moved from New Jersey to New York. And now, I live in Los Angeles.”

She added: “I’m working on it. But this is me OK? This is what you’re getting. I’m not faking it. If I was, I’d be a really f—king good actress.”

After the reunion aired, a social media user made a TikTok with reunion footage and Chelsea’s 2017 wedding video, in which her accent doesn’t sound quite as strong as she exchanged vows with Jeff Lazkani.

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Chelsea spoke out about her voice being criticized by fans last month.

“The word on the street is that my accent is fake. I know it’s all over the place but listen there’s an explanation, OK?” she said via Instagram at the time. “I’ve lived in four countries in my short 29 years of life. I’ve lived in London, I’ve lived in Switzerland, I’ve lived in New Jersey, I now live in Los Angeles so my accent is a mish-mosh of all the places I’ve lived but I’m a London girl at heart.”

Chelsea is not the first celebrity to be accused for changing their dialect over time. Hilaria Baldwin and Madonna, Meghan Markle And Lindsay LohanYou are one of the most prominent potential accent adaptors. Dorit KemsleyAfter joining, she reacted with fury to clips that had been resurfaced. The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsWith an English flair in her voice.

“I think the way I speak is probably a combination of many things. First and foremost, I am married to a Brit who’s got a very, very strong London accent, and I’m sure some of his inflections have sort of rolled over on me,” the Connecticut native told Bravo’s The Daily Dish in February 2017, referring to her U.K. born husband, P.K Kemsley. “My parents are not American. I was born in America and raised there. I spent almost 10 years traveling back and forth to Europe for a substantial amount of my life. I spent a lot of time working all over the world and in various places of the world where people didn’t speak English all that well.”

Dorit added at the time: “I had a tendency to over enunciate, so I think at times some of my English is part that and part inflection. It’s easy to become a product, really, of your environment when you are around a lot Europeans and a lot Brits. That’s who I am. That’s the way I speak. I don’t hear it. My husband doesn’t hear it but it’s definitely become a topic of conversation.”