After months of silence, general apathy, and displaying most of her body parts on Instagram, Erika Jayne has spoken. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is battling multiple scandals in her personal life and it looks like the dam might have a crack in it. Things started heating up for Erika in November 2020 when she filed for divorce from Tom Girardi.
What followed was a dumpster fire of law suits with suspicions of fraud and embezzlement thrown in. It’s been easier for Erika to remain unbothered in the background while RHOBH wasn’t airing. But when the current season premiered and spawned a Hulu documentary about Tom and EJ’s allegations, it became difficult for Erika to stay under the radar. Last night EJ’s Twitter fingers got itchy and added another piece of the puzzle. First there were widows, then there were orphans, now we have… SNAKES.
There are very few people in the world who can recognize a true stunt queen move. But if you were compelled to form a group of individuals who can clock someone that engages in questionable endeavors with a goal of achieving recognition, call a Bravo viewer. We get lots of stunt queens and most fans are well-versed in not tolerating blatant acts of
desperation forced content. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been suffering from forced content for several seasons now, and the person often called in to work is Brandi Glanville.
Brandi has basically been there for the show since
she was fired her contract wasn’t renewed. RHOBH had a rough go last year and lost Denise Richards as a result. Denise was the newest target in the environment where absolutely no one is ganged up on. After the disaster that was #puppygate and Lisa Vanderpump’s departure, rumors of a boring Season 10 filled the media during production. Evolution called in Brandi who had some handy dandy unconfirmed rumors to share. Despite the negative press, Denise quitting, and not exactly gaining fans, Brandi has no regrets.
Everyone from the check-out person at Publix to high-ranking attorneys seems to have something to say about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne. The only people not discussing Erika’s trials and tribulations are the members of the coveted and exclusive group, Fox Force Five. Erika’s solid group of loyal friends tried calling themselves The Golden Girls, but alas, the name was taken and Bea Arthur’s ghost wants nothing to do with this mess. It appears the ladies bound by
trust honor integrity television have sanctioned a vow of silence on their team-member’s struggles and only speak to the media when Lisa Vanderpump sneezes.
Other Bravolebrities have EJ on the brain and have publicly commented on her situation. Former Real Housewives of Orange County spitfire Kelly Dodd pretty much comments on everything right after she refreshes a webpage. No one is safe and Erika’s legal matters haven’t been spared. Recently Kelly had a viewing of the Hulu documentary detailing Erika and Tom Girardi’s nefarious charges. So Kelly decided to perform a public service and lend a voice of support to the widows and orphans.
Erika Jayne might be listening to the advice of attorneys or trying to convince the general population she routinely lives in sweatpants and has hair that isn’t flat ironed at 20 minute intervals. It’s a nice effort, but could be too little too late. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has always been very… specific about her appearance. Viewers have seen countless segments of Erika getting spackled by a crew of people in charge of her lewks over the years.
Erika has also verbally informed fans the price of looking like you don’t give any fucks is approximately $40k per month. For roughly the cost of a 2021 BMW X2, you can have make-up like Erika every four weeks. She has been on RHOBH since 2015 but fans don’t generally see EJ out and about. Imagine the surprise when she was papped yesterday, pumping gas, looking like your auntie. Now Erika has something to say to the people who had something to say about her conveniently-timed lack of glam.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta has really undergone a transformation over the past few seasons, mostly due to NeNe Leakes‘ dramatic exit. NeNe’s final season on the show was a letdown considering her OG status. She barely appeared in episodes and fought with everyone in her path. Well, accept her No. 1 sidekick Marlo Hampton. She ditched the Zoom reunion never to return and has called for fans to boycott Bravo since her hasty exit.
NeNe is as skilled at being a reality TV personality as she is bad at being a good friend. She’s burned a lot of bridges throughout her time on RHOA because she’s the queen of shade, even if she takes it too far. Particularly, her decades-long friendship with Cynthia Bailey crashed and burned over 50 Cynt’s relationship with Kenya Moore. And we thought 50 Cynt was the weird friend with her contracts. The two made up, sort of, but haven’t stopped throwing shade back and forth now and again. Like, NeNe would only go to Cynthia’s wedding if she was paid to attend. She’s all about her bag. But to be fair, it’s clear after Season 13 that Cynthia has no storyline without NeNe.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has seen plenty of unusual characters in its day, but no one does it quite like Brandi Glanville. Brandi’s M.O. is to cause drama any way she can, whether it involves throwing wine in Eileen Davidson’s face or smacking Lisa Vanderpump. Even though Brandi hasn’t been full-time in a while, she tried to use a hookup rumor involving herself and Denise Richards to weasel her way back in last season. The drama ensued, and it mostly made Brandi, Lisa Rinna and most of the other ladies look like the worst friends ever by outing Denise. And it bit Brandi in the ass — she’s begging Andy Cohen for a job while Denise is unbothered. And Brandi even burned the bridge with her
only friend Kim Richards.
Brandi is always at a level 10 when it comes to her energy and ability to cause chaos, especially if there’s a camera or a blog involved. She’s a bit of a hot mess at all times. And she isn’t afraid to go low, especially if it involves insulting her enemies AKA Camille Grammer and LVP. Word on the street is she’s pulling a Ramona Singer and going for her real estate license. That is, if Andy doesn’t offer her a job first. She’s probably foaming at the mouth hearing that Teddi Mellencamp will be making a cameo instead of her. That’s tough, especially when boring old Teddi becomes more relevant than you.
Someone might want to call Shaggy and the Gang, put oil in the Mystery Machine, and start looking for Erika Jayne’s money stash. Pretty soon Tom Girardi is going to start grumbling about “those meddling kids”, except those kids are lawyers and those lawyers want payment on multiple debts. While EJ is playing the innocent victim on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the shit is hitting the fan in real time.
Erika continues to look for a lull on her legal calendar, but it isn’t coming today. Erika and Tommy’s combined troubles have become less about making good on financial promises and more about discovering who someone’s true character is. After the way Erika has conducted herself, people are questioning her moral compass in general and now, so is another law firm. With the tales of alleged fraud and embezzlement, is it outlandish to think the couple faked their divorce? Lawyers Philip R. Sheldon and Robert P. Finn say that’s a big NOPE.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ladies like to celebrate authenticity. The cast applauds the act of “owning it”, “saying your truth“, and being “open and honest“. Quite frankly the damn show basically features actual saints who live by the mantras of their own creation. So it was really sad when suddenly, out of nowhere, alum Kim Richards’ tell-all book was taken out of production.
Because, let’s face it, Kim has some truth to tell but it might be safe to say others don’t want to hear it. Others like, oh, I don’t know, her sister Kyle Richards. Kim’s resurgence of fame was courtesy of RHOBH and her subsequent humiliation courtesy of her sibling. As a child actor in the 70’s and 80’s, Kim endured things that you only read about in horrific blind items. Kim told her story in a memoir, but the deal mysteriously disappeared like Erika Jayne’s dignity. Now Kyle might want to duck and cover, because the book deal is back on and Kim’s truth will set her free.