Erika Jayne, AKA Erika Girardi, is a 49-year-old lady cast on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the last 6 years. She is understood for her “Erika Jayne” personality and for weding Tom Girardi, a previously effective attorney popular for his operate in the Erin Brockovich case. Tom Girardi is 32 years older than her, they wed when Erika was 27 and he was 59.
Of their marital relationship, Erika Girardi composed in her book, Pretty Mess, that Tom informed her, “Listen, I’ll buy you anything you want. I don’t care what it is. You name it.”
During her period on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Girardi flaunted her wealth, often discussing her personal airplane and estate. She utilized her own nail, hair and makeup artists who take a trip with her anywhere she went. She likewise utilized a “creative director” who choreographs dances for her and assisted establish her “Erika Jayne” personality. More than even the other females on the program, Girardi appeared in designer couture and glam to all celebrations. Here’s a trip of among her 3 closets she released with People.
At one time, Erika Girardi boasted that she invests $40,000 a month on her look. Spending cash was a lot a part of her character that she developed and carried out a tune with the refrain “it’s expensive to be me”:
In 2020, Erika Jayne’s life came to a stop when it was openly exposed that her partner Tom Girardi was thought of taking countless dollars from the victims of an aircraft crash he represented in a class action suit. Her home town paper, the Los Angeles Times released a scathing account of precisely how Tom Girardi went from appreciated attorney to fraudster. He is implicated of victimizing “vulnerable clients” like widows and kids who were orphaned by an aircraft crash in Indonesia and a burn victim who was hurt in the Pacific Gas & & Electric pipeline surge by embezzling cash that was expected to be paid to them in settlements.
Additionally, a minimum of one business declares they lent cash to Girardi’s law practice which it was “improperly funneled” to his partner to utilize on charm expenditures. Following the accusations, the majority of Girardi’s staff members left his law practice, even his son-in-law. A federal evaluated called his actions “unconscionable.” Tom states he utilized to have “$80 million in cash” however that he is now broke.
Soon after Tom Girardi was outed as a grifter, Erika applied for divorce. She ‘d formerly stated that she wasn’t wed to Tom for his cash and “It’s great to have financial support. But having someone’s emotional support is something that I wish I had more of growing up.” They had actually been wed for 20 years. Some individuals have actually hypothesized the divorce is being fabricated in order to safeguard the couple from being court-ordered to utilize their wealth to pay back the cash they took.
Tom Girardi now declares he has Alzheimer’s illness and is not able to comprehend legal procedures. He signs up with a long line of predatory guys who have an unexpected beginning of feebleness when asked to take responsibility for their actions. He is battling the expulsion order for their Beverly Hills estate on the premises that he does not have another location to live that is “familiar” and“close to his doctors”
Since declare divorce, Erika hasn’t slowed her roll. The truth cast member has actually continued her pricey public life. Real Housewives fans revolted after a promotion stunt where she was photographed getting flowers from a high-end shop on Valentine’s day. Erika does not believe the general public has sufficient details to be mad at her:
Erika states Tom managed the financial resources in their relationship so she does not understand anything about where it originated from. Neither Tom nor Erika can describe where the settlement cash went that was turned over to Tom and never ever dispersed to victims. Tom Girardi lost his license to practice law this month. As the examination into the couple’s financial resources continues, the claims versus them are accumulating and they are dealing with major charges. It’s possible that they both wind up in prison.