No one had a better rookie season than Erika Girardi – well, accept for maybe her pop star alter ego, Erika Jayne. Erika won over the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers with her catsuits, catchphrases, and dance moves.
Two seasons later, Erika left her time as a neutral party behind. She fought with then-rookie Dorit Kemsley for most of her second season. And now Erika is at odds with season’s new girl Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. Is this an unfortunate pattern or merely a coincidence? Erika opened up about that and more during the last episode of Watch What Happens Live.
Host Andy Cohen shared, “Erika, number one question for you: Does Erika feel hypocritical going after Teddi so hard and then two days later she’s all girl power and empowering women?”
Erika explained, “No, because I was being called a liar, so sometimes you have to stick up for yourself. Being powerful is sticking up for yourself sometimes and it’s not always nice.”
If Erika just kept her cool instead of taking her freak out to Hong Kong episode levels, more people would have seen her side. Unfortunately for Erka, her intense aggression completely eclipsed Teddi’s insinuation that Erika was a liar.
Of course, Andy asked the audience to pick between Teddi and Erika. Andy revealed, “They’re going with Teddi on this one. 80%.” Erika didn’t seem at all fazed by that and told him, “That’s OK. I’m going with me.” Of course.
Erika has been cool with Dorit and Camille Grammer this season, so it was interesting to see her squirm when Andy asked, “Whose side are you on: Dorit or Camille?” Initially, she joked, “I’m on my side.” Eventually, she said, “Dorit made a mistake doing that in front of her boyfriend. That was kind of hard.” Agreed.
Erika may be all about her book right now, but she did reveal that there is some Erika Jayne music on the way. She told Andy, “I have a new single in five to six weeks.” I’m so here for that.
A caller pointed out, “You have a pattern of not liking the new girls.” Erika didn’t miss a beat and put her own spin on that statement: “No, the new girls have a pattern of not liking me. It has nothing to do with me. Them.” That’s an… interesting take on things.
Jumping back to Erika’s debut as an author, Kim DePaola was the first person in line at Erika’s book signing in New Jersey earlier that day. I wonder if Erika had any idea who she was at that moment. She admitted, “I don’t know Kim D, but thanks for coming. That was cool.”
TELL US – DOES ERIKA HAVE A HISTORY OF NOT LIKING THE NEW GIRLS OR DO THE NEW GIRLS HAVE A HISTORY OF NOT LIKING ERIKA? OR IS IT TOO SOON TO TELL CONSIDERING SHE’S ONLY BEEN ON THE SHOW FOR 3 SEASONS? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: ERIKA’S OR TEDDI’S?
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