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Erika Girardi

Erika Jayne and Erika Girardi are back! This season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has been a lot more enjoyable (courtesy of it being Lyme-free, I presume) for Erika, and her friendships with the other women have grown stronger. Well, all except for her relationship with newbie Dorit Kemsley, that is!

This season Erika – and the entire group – is having “a lot of fun.” Naturally there’s a whole lotta Erika Jayne exposure, but also a lot more Erika Girardi on the scene. She explains, “We get to see a little more about who I am and where I’ve come from, which I think is great.”

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“We take a lot of trips, to Hong Kong, Mykonos, and Mexico, so there’s a lot of lifestyle glamour and fun.” All the travel and travails has bonded Erika to her castmates. She celebrates their differences and appreciates what they all bring to the proverbial table.

“The friendships get a little bit deeper. I actually like my cast members. We speak when we’re not filming and we can keep in touch. We’ll meet for lunch and go over to each other’s houses from time to time,” Erika reveals. “Listen, the women that I work with are very great, very smart; they all have their own businesses. They keep busy, but we stay in touch throughout the year.”

“Everyone has their thing that it adds such a great layer,” she continued. “It’s not just a bunch of bitches who get together to fight.”

Well they aren’t now, per se. Last year… on the other hand. “I don’t think it was terrible. No one needed therapy afterward,” Erika reflects. “I mean, Yolanda [Hadid]’s situation was different. She was very hurt, she was ill and she had the hardest time, I think. That’s my opinion anyway.”

Despite Erika and Dorit’s issues later this season (it takes “one hundred weeks to get there” she warns), she believes Dorit and Eden Sassoon bring some “new much-needed energy” to the status quo. “I think they both have a lot to offer,” Erika tells TooFab. “They’re both strong personalities and, you know, they’re going to show you who they are.”

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So what exactly are Erika and Dorit fighting over? Whatever it is – it’s not Erika’s fault! According to Erika, at least. “Dorit has very strong feelings about me,” Erika says.

“I’m not going to spoil the season, but you’re going to make up your own mind,” Erika teases to Entertainment Weekly. “Then you’re going to call me when the season’s over and say, ‘E, you were right.’ [Laughs]’

“You know, I get asked this question, ‘What problem do you have with Dorit?’ and my answer is, ‘I don’t, she has a problem with me.'” shares Erika. “You’ll see,” she warns.

Erika shares that her life hasn’t changed much since joining RHOBH. I mean she was already the envy and ogle of millions as Erika Jayne, but otherwise, she’s just regular as milk and apple pie. “Listen, at the end of the day, we’re all human beings and I’m a very normal, down-to-earth person. I’m just a regular woman who just happens to have a really incredible life.” Doesn’t she mean she’s just two regular women?

“The fame stuff though,” dismisses Erika, “whatever, who cares, you know what I mean?”

Erika also dishes that she watches Vanderpump Rules and describes Lisa Vanderpump‘s accomplishment in the success of the show as “kind of genius.”

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