Erika Jayne

Erika Jayne (Maybe? Are we supposed to call her Erika Girardi now??) made her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills debut this week. In her first blog, Erika introduced herself, gushed over Yolanda Foster, and explained her ‘the pretty mess’ way of life.

“The time has come for me to finally introduce myself,” said Erika. “By now you may have discovered that I basically live two lives, one as Erika Girardi, wife, mother, and friend by day, and the other is Erika Jayne, a passionate creator, business woman, show girl, and irreverent soul by night. One is sweet, and the other is… spicy.”


Erika comes to us through Yolanda.

“I met the ladies of Beverly Hills through my friend Yolanda Foster, whom I have known for nine years. There’s truly not a classier, more intelligent, tough-as-nails woman on Earth,” gushed Erika. “Only someone as special as Yolanda could get me to voluntarily have an IV, which I hate and started crying over.”

Erika will no doubt stand behind Yolanda, and her diagnosis, this season, “It’s painful to watch Yolanda struggle through this very tough time. Lyme disease and its co-infections are very serious, and having supportive family and friends around you is everything to keep your spirits up.”

While I would have preferred to meet Erika sans Yolanda and IVs, I’m trying to not hold that against her. Hopefully we get to see more of Erika doing Erika and less of Erika defending Yolanda.

Erika said we will get to know her, “Also on this season you’ll get to step inside my lifestyle of ‘The Pretty Mess,’ a philosophy about fantasy, escape, love, glitz, glamour, and fun. I am more than excited to share with you the different aspects of my life.”

Hopefully she’s right, but we all know that a lot of good footage ends up on the cutting room floor – and jammed into the secrets revealed episode – in favor of drama. #FingersCrossed

“I feel in life it is most important to squeeze every ounce of sparkle out of each day,” concluded Erika. “I look forward to my journey with these dynamic women and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”


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