While Sutton Stracke of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills doesn’t appear to have much in common with co-star Erika Jayne, they do have one pivotal and surprising similarity. It’s certainly not their fashion.
Erika Jayne’s therapist looks familiar
The revelation came when a fan asked a question about Erika. “As someone who hasn’t always had a great relationship with Erika,” the fan began, “what did you think of her therapist saying she needs to work on having empathy?”
The question was about a scene in which Erika’s therapist, Dr. Jen Mann, told her she would need to have more empathy for her friends, and Erika asked, “How do I get that?”
While Sutton didn’t answer the question, she offered another piece of information that she gleaned from watching the scene: “You know what’s funny? Erika’s therapist is my therapist. Dr. Jen.”
The revelation made the studio gasp and laugh collectively, and Andy’s jaw literally dropped to the floor.
Sutton added that she only found out they shared a therapist when she watched that episode. “I was like, ‘That’s Dr. Jen! That’s my therapist!’”
Avi Gabay, Sutton’s assistant, quickly interrupted her and said not to say anything more or she might get in trouble.
Dr. Jen on the job
While fans were surprised to hear Erika ask her therapist how to empathize, Sutton was convinced that if anyone could help Erika, it was Dr. Jen.
“I have a lot of empathy, so I think Dr. Jen is going to be able to solve the problem,” she admitted with a laugh.
She ended by sharing that she thought highly of Dr. Mann’s work. “She’s a great therapist. She helped me through my divorce. She got me out of bed.”
And speaking of Dr. Jen, she probably helped Sutton control herself at the Magic Mike live show in Las Vegas during Crystal Kung Minkoff’s birthday trip, which led to her walking about instead of freaking out. Still, Andy asked her what prompted the walkout.
“I think there’s a combination,” Stracke explained, “First, there was something going on personally in my life that day that we will get into [later] in the season. It doesn’t excuse my behavior, but it will explain my behavior later.”
She answered pretty calmly too. Guess those sessions with Dr. Jen are working!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK DR. JEN CAN HELP ERIKA? IS IT WEIRD THAT THESE TWO HOUSEWIVES SHARE A THERAPIST? OR IS THAT JUST PAR FOR THE COURSE IN THEIR SMALL CIRCLES?