We are acutely conscious of the famous Thomas and Erika Girardi split. For those who don’t know, Erika and her lawyer husband Thomas Girardi were reported to be involved in bankruptcy last year. He was accused of having misappropriated at least $2 million in client funds that were due to the families of those killed by the Boeing 737 MAX Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia. The former attorney and co-founder of Girardi & Keese ( a law firm) had multiple complaints filed against him with the California State Bar. Moreover, he had been sued more than 100 times since his assets were frozen by a federal judge in Chicago.
Thomas’s third wife is the television personality Erika Jayne, and she was in the news recently for filing for the divorce. You must have come across the documentary titled “The Housewife and the Hustler” on Hulu. The documentary basically covers the controversial couple’s highly publicized legal troubles and premiered in June 2021. Moreover, The Los Angeles Times had a detailed article published about the same last year. Now, if that has intrigued you and you want to know more about Erika Jayne, then this is the spot. In this article, we have gathered and put down all the information that you need to know about the Real Housewife.
Erika Girardi: Biography
How much do you know about Erika Jayne? If not much, then we have got you covered. Erika Jayne is an American singer, actress, and television personality best known for her appearance on the reality show Real Housewives. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Erika moved to New York and then Los Angeles in order to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. Her debut single “Roller Coaster” premiered in 2007 and grabbed the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Party chart. Besides being a part of RHOBH, she had roles in films like Alchemy(1995) and Lowball(1996). However, her first on-screen appearance was a nonspeaking role in “Prescription for Death”.
Relationship Timeline and Divorce
50 years old Jayne was previously married to Thomas Zizzo. Erika met Thomas at a club in Manhattan where he worked as a DJ. They tied knots in December 1991, and after being together for a few years, they parted ways. Well, Zizzo wasn’t the only Thomas in Erika’s life. Soon after she moved to Los Angeles, she met Thomas Girardi in a restaurant in 1998. At the age of 29, she got married for the second time. The star has risen even more since she filed for divorce under suspicious situations in 2020. Even after the major 32 year age gap, Erika and Thomas were officially married for over 21 years.
RHOBH: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Erika has been basking glory for 6 years, and she owes it to the reality series. The Real Housewives star Erika was introduced to the fans of the original streaming network Bravo in 2015. For the sixth season, Erika joined the housewives and has been a constant member since then. 10 seasons have been out to date, and the 11th season is ongoing. Besides Erika, the cast of the current eleventh season consists of Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Kung Minkoff. All that Erika has been through has directly affected her reputation in the industry as well as on the show.
On the recent episode of the ongoing season, Jayne had a meltdown. She was accused of still being in contact with her estranged bankrupt husband, Thomas Girardi. Most of the focus was on Erika Jayne and Thomas’s fraud case. And she afterward stated that she didn’t like the way she was being portrayed. Moreover, it was also reported that the castmates complained that they no longer felt at ease being around Jayne. Being a reputed singer and actress prior to this, the sudden change in behavior of the housewives must be heart-shattering for her. By the dint of such events, it was also being speculated that Erika might quit filming RHOBH. However, she dismissed all such rumors and said that she will be there till the end.