Weeks after the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member confirmed to press that she has split from her attorney spouse after over two decades of marriage, an insider is speaking out with an update about how she’s doing.
“She’s sad but trying to keep her spirits up,” the source revealed to E! News on November 20. “Most of her [cast mates] have been very supportive which she appreciates.”
Erika Jayne Stepped Out In Santa Monica Last Week
According to the report, Erika made her first post-split appearance at the end of last week as she joined a few of her close friends for a dinner date at an Italian restaurant called Fia in Santa Monica, California.
During the outing, photographers snapped photos of Erika wearing a warm Fendi jacket with a black pencil skirt and knee-high black boots.
Since moving out of the home she’s shared with Thomas in Pasadena, California weeks ago, Erika has been filming scenes for “RHOBH” season 11.
Erika Jayne Is Not Dating
The E! News insider went on to reveal that during Erika’s dinner date with friends, she grubbed on a number of fancy items, including grilled corn with shaved black truffle, seared diver scallops, and tender stem broccolini.
Although Erika seems to be making the best of her new life as a single woman, the source said that when it comes striking up a new romance, Erika is not yet interested in any such thing.
“It’s too soon to date, she’s not ready,” the source confirmed.
Erika Jayne Announced Plans For Divorce Earlier This Month
Erika first confirmed her plans for divorce on November 3, weeks into production on the upcoming 11th season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” So, although nothing is certain quite yet, it seems likely that she will be chronicling her transition out of married life on the show.
In a split statement shared with E! News, Erika 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.”
Erika Jayne Took Pride In Her 20-Year Marriage
“It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved,” she continued. “I request others give us that privacy as well.”
During the 10th season of “RHOBH,” Erika defended her marriage to Thomas, who is 33-years her senior and said that speculation into how their relationship works is nothing new.
“I’ve dealt with this forever: the younger woman that married the wealthier, older man,” she said on the show. “I mean, I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage, then come f*cking talk to me.”