Erika Girardi, aka Erika Jayne, is in the midst of a messy divorce, as well as other legal drama, with her estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, and according to Andy Cohen, creator of the “Real Housewives” franchise, she will be mentioning it all on the upcoming 11th season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Erika Girardi’s Drama Began Amid Production On ‘RHOBH’ Season 11
“She’s talking,” he shared. “This is what you have to know: we started shooting [‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’] and everything was kumbaya. This all happened when we were shooting. She continued shooting.”
Filming on the new episodes of the Bravo reality series went into production last year and in November, it was confirmed that Girardi had filed for divorce after over two decades of marriage.
“You see a lot unfolding. … I think that you will be quite engaged with [‘RHOBH’],” he revealed.
Erika Girardi Didn’t Hold Back During ‘RHOBH’ Season 11
At the end of last year, as Girardi and her estranged husband faced a number of lawsuits in regard to potential embezzlement and fraud, an insider told Us Weekly, via AOL, that Girardi would not be holding back during filming.
“Erika will address her divorce on the upcoming season of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ Legally, there is only so much she is allowed to say, but she has been advised on what she can put out there,” the insider explained. “Viewers will also finally hear the other Housewives’ thoughts on Erika and Tom’s divorce.”
Erika Girardi Is Being Supported By The ‘RHOBH’ Cast
A second source also spoke to the magazine, stating that Girardi is “going to tell her story” and is “not going to hold back” during production on season 11.
“In the past when they filmed, Erika protected Tom at all costs, but this time around is going to be different,” the insider said, adding that “[Lisa Rinna] has been her biggest support among the cast.”
Girardi has also received support from Dorit Kemsley, who told a fan on Twitter that she was “innocent until proven guilty” in regard to the legal accusations being made against her.
Garcelle Beauvais Was Shocked By Erika Girardi’s Divorce Filing
Garcelle Beauvais also spoke out about Girardi, telling Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” that Girardi’s split caught her off guard.
“I was blown away when I found out they were getting a divorce,” Beauvais admitted. “When I sat with her at breakfast last year, she was gushing and glowing about him so I was really surprised.”
To see more of Girardi and her cast mates, don’t miss new episodes of the upcoming 11th season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime this spring or summer.