According to reports, Erika has decided to pack up and leave the Pasadena property and head over to a $1 million condo in West Hollywood. The reality star made the decision after filing for divorce from Thomas.
Sources close to the situation say Erika is living in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom pad that rents for $7,000 a month.
The Sun spoke to a source who also claimed, “Tom is fully supportive of her move and independence. They haven’t been sexual in a long time, and the split had been on the cards for months.”
A source said, “Erika has had another rental property in LA for some time, but it’s more of a club house, so she’s been spending her time between the two properties. Things are a bit up-in-the-air at the moment, and they have a lot to discuss as they don’t have a prenup, but she will be looking for a new home
As The Blast first reported, earlier this month, Erika filed a petition for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is asking the court to award her temporary spousal support pending the outcome of the case. The reality star did not list a date of separation but said they were married on January 7, 2000.
Erika checked the box noting she is unaware of the full value of their assets. She also listed the reason for the split as “irreconcilable differences.” Thomas has yet to respond to the divorce.
After filing for divorce, Erika released a statement asking fans for privacy. She said, “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.”
She ended, “It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved. I request others give us that privacy as well.”
The divorce came days after Thomas was hit with allegations of fraud by a former client. A woman named Judy Selberg filed a lawsuit against Thomas and his law firm. The suit accused the defendants of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and conversion.
Judy hired Thomas to file a wrongful death lawsuit over husband’s death. She says she scored a $500.000 settlement but was only paid $50k of it by Thomas. She is suing for the unpaid balance plus damages.