Bravo’s resident troublemaker Bethenny Frankel is at it again on her podcast Just B with Bethenny Frankel. The former Real Housewives of New York City reality star has been spilling what she knows about the debacle involving Erika Jayne and her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Girardi.
‘She Needs The Money’
Frankel revealed that the “Pretty Mess” singer is so hard up for cash that she has no other option but to stay on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, whether it is embarrassing or not. However, Frankel believes that the show is actually a detriment to Erika’s character.
“She’s on the show, which is not a great idea because they’re investigating the whole thing, but probably [is] something she needs or wants to do for her livelihood.” The mom of one also pointed out that Erika also loves attention.
“I think she did the show because she likes fame and she wants to stay relevant,” said Frankel. Who also has an up-and-down relationship with the Real Housewives franchise. She was one of the founding members of the series that just finished up an abysmal season 13.
She left the show initially after season three and had her own spinoff called Bethenny Ever After that focused on her upcoming marriage to now ex-husband Jason Hoppy. She came back for seasons 7-11 after fans expressed that they missed her no-nonsense attitude on the show.
Of course, she left again and chances of her coming back are slim. She has moved on to other projects like expanding than selling her Skinny Girl brand. She also recently had her own show on HBO Max called The Big Shot With Bethenny where she mentored business owners.
She Is Not Friends With Erika
The entrepreneur made it clear that she is not a friend of Erika, in fact, she barely knows her. “I’ve met her and we’ve done this sort of Instagram thing,” she shared. “She was at my house doing the crossover ‘Housewives’ episode. I have no idea if she knew about Tom.”
Frankel who has been called out for talking too much in the past, reiterated, “I know nothing about their marriage, nothing about their life. … We’re not all experts on someone else’s lives,” pointing out again, “I don’t quote-unquote know Erika Jayne.”
This is the second time that Frankel has made an accusation about Erika’s lifestyle. It was only a few weeks ago that she claimed her late fiancé Dennis Shields shared specific details about Girardi’s legal woes years ago.
He allegedly described it as the “worst-kept secret” among the top lawyers. Frankel also shockingly revealed that Girardi owed her last fiancé $500,000. She didn’t spill the deets if he ever coughed up the cash though.
In the meanwhile, Erika’s attorney is maintaining that she had no idea about any of this and told PageSix that there is also no way that Frankel could know anything about his client’s financial situation. “Erika has no knowledge of the alleged loans or the conversations referred to by Ms. Frankel, which even per Ms. Frankel, didn’t involve Erika.”
The lawyer also took the opportunity to throw a dig right back at Frankel. “To me, this is another example of people trying to throw dirt on Erika based on alleged conversations.”