The long and drawn out saga of Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi continues. Tom has pretty much lost everything. His wife, his career, and his reputation is already 6 feet under. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star hasn’t skipped a beat though. Erika filed for divorce from Tom under the guise he was a cheater cheater pumpkin eater, but that may or may not be accurate given the circumstances.
‘Ol Tom and Erika have some explaining to do. Tom’s camp is trying to avoid explaining by diagnosing him with Alzheimer’s Disease, which is currently being challenged. Erika has remained unbothered as usual, filming RHOBH and playing the victim of a man who did her wrong. But not so fast, darling! We might have our first tangible kink in the system, and I’m not talking about Erika’s fondness for latex. It looks like some signatures have popped up. This could implicate Erika. The Pretty Mess is about to get a whole lot messier, you guys.
It looks like you legal eagle fans are in for a busy next few weeks! On the heels of Jen Shah’s fall from grace, we are still dealing with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and Tom Girard’s scandal. And this mess goes back decades. Allegedly. In addition, Tom may or may not be suffering from memory loss, but after exposure to excessive amounts of hairspray and spray tan fumes over the years, anything is possible.
We know Erika dumped Tom because of his cheating ways, and definitely not because they were trying to save their asses. We know Tom is being kicked out of his house and will probably have to relocate to Encino. And we know Tom somehow lost tons of cash and has no idea where it went – but it definitely didn’t fund Erika’s singing career because she has real, natural talent, y’all… We also know Big Tommy was stripped of his ability to practice law in California. Now the California State Bar takes one more step in the Girardi downfall. Disciplinary charges against Tommy have been filed.
Bravo is really missing out on a sure-fire hit. Instead of doing an all-star show featuring popular Housewives, they need to do a show featuring the wives who have faced fraud charges. It would be a pretty large cast at this point. Maybe they could have matching orange pjs for girl’s night! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills songstress Erika Jayne would certainly be on the bill, as she continues to battle claims of embezzlement with her soon-to-be-ex Tom Girardi.
During these trying times we must remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, despite damning evidence to the contrary. Erika is just a girl, with a weave, standing in front of a judge, trying to avoid jail. But she’s also trying to avoid missing out on getting some fun money since Big Tommy conveniently misplaced around $80 million. Poor ‘ol Tom is being bounced from the Pasadena Palace he shared with Erika in an effort to pay off some of his debt. Now Erika is stepping in because she wants a piece of that Pasadena mansion pie.
Out of all the ladies on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards undoubtedly has the craziest story to tell. Kim was a child star, sisters to socialites Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards. Her relationships were tumultuous in many aspects of her life, including on-camera with her sisters. She’s been open about her struggles with addiction and the law. And she’s a single mom, all while being in the spotlight.
Despite the ups and downs, Kim’s honesty on RHOBH is directly responsible for some of the best scenes in housewives’ history. So when she announced she was writing a tell-all book, that she didn’t even tell Kyle and Kathy about, I couldn’t contain my excitement.
While several members of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast have been involved in their fair share of controversies, no housewife is more divisive than Kelly Dodd. It started with her low-blow attacks on her castmates regarding their age, appearances and more. Last year, she took it to another level when she made insensitive comments about the coronavirus pandemic and wore a hat that mocked the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s since apologized for her “stupid” comments, but even Kelly thinks she’s probably getting the boot before Season 16. But who knows, because Andy Cohen doesn’t necessarily think she’s problematic.
And now Kelly has found herself in a controversy with former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. But, somehow, LVP was the one admitting to a lie and apologizing to Kelly. I know, it’s very off-brand for these two.
Even though Brandi Glanville hasn’t appeared as a full-time cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in over 5 years, she talks about the show as if she created it herself. She made a return last season (which was the most-watched housewives’ show in 2020) to spread a hook-up rumor about Denise Richards in a feeble attempt to be relevant again.
As is true with most seasons of RHOBH, the one rumor became the main storyline of the whole season, causing most of the cast to gang-up on Denise. Unsurprisingly, she left the show and never looked back, unlike Brandi who can’t just let it go. Even her son has apparently asked Andy Cohen to give his mom her job back. Brandi definitely needs Bravo more than Bravo needs her.
Lisa Vanderpump’s days as a cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are way behind her. After claiming to be “bullied” by her castmates, back in the #puppygate days, she left the show without looking back. Literally, she didn’t show up to the reunion.
For LVP stans, the ending was not a satisfying way to say goodbye to an OG housewife. It’s easy to wonder what it’d be like if she returned to the cast today. Could her longtime friendship with Kyle Richards be salvaged? How would she address Erika Girardi‘s legal situation? We already know she has a few feelings about that. And what would she think of newcomers Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais?
The most recent
dud of a season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills really made me miss the early days of the show. Namely, all the drama and extraness that the OG cast, particularly Lisa Vanderpump, brought to the table. The back and forth banter with her old BFF Kyle Richards. All of the swans and puppies who were treated like spoiled children. And of course, all of LVP’s dry British shade.
LVP recently returned to Watch What Happens Live to promote her new show, Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, on E! network. And of course, she couldn’t make her return without throwing digs. at her former castmates.