The first part of the long-awaited Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion has aired and it was everything we wanted it to be. Andy Cohen didn’t waste time asking Erika Jayne some hard-hitting questions. He already asked about her shady divorce, her mountain of financial problems, and her issue with making herself the martyr in the situation.
The reunion also got to the bottom of why Dorit Kemsley calls Garcelle Beauvais a bully and not Erika, even though Sutton Stracke hired a bodyguard after EJ’s threats. Let’s be real — Erika has an infatuation with herself, so she wouldn’t miss an opportunity to go on TV and spew more nonsense. And she needed to show up and not pull a Lisa Vanderpump — unlike LVP, Erika actually needs her Bravo check. A $25 million lawsuit won’t just pay off itself.
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One of the most talked-about moments from the RHOBH reunion trailer is when Andy tells Erika he’s aware of how much money she makes on the show. And now, thanks to Radar Online, so do we. The report says that Erika allegedly made a $600,000 salary for Season 11 of the show. While it’s not even close to the amount of money she’s used to Tom Girardi giving her to fund $40k a month glam and private planes, it’s still a pretty penny. And in the eyes of the real victims in this case, it’s money that could make a difference. But we’ll let a judge be the decider of that.
Season 11 has been the Erika Jayne show, so it’s not a shocker that Bravo is shelling out the big bucks to get her to tell her story on TV. And it’s a win for Erika who claims to have zero dollars while investigators try to figure out how to pay off Tom’s $101 million debt. But it also just shows how Real Housewives stars live in a totally different reality from regular people. Many viewers couldn’t imagine making $600,000 in a year, let alone some of Tom’s — to use Erika’s new favorite word — “alleged” victims. That, paired with all of the dollar signs racked up in Erika’s closet is a whole lot of money for someone who’s claiming to be broke.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED AT ERIKA’S ALLEGED SALARY? DO YOU THINK IT’S RIGHT FOR BRAVO TO PAY HER SO MUCH TO BE ON THE SHOW?
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