‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Erika Jayne Files for Divorce From Tom Girardi

Margeaux Sippell
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“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne is filing for divorce from her husband, attorney Tom Girardi after 21 years of marriage.

“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” Jayne said in a statement. “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 added: “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.”

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Jayne, 49, and Girardi, 81, married in 1999 after meeting at Chasen’s restaurant in West Hollywood, California. At the time, Jayne was 28 and Girardi was 60. Despite the couple’s over 30-year age difference, the reality star and music performer has fiercely defended the marriage throughout her time on the Bravo show.

“I’ve dealt with this forever: the younger woman that married the wealthier, older man,” she sad on “RHOBH.” “I mean, I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage, then come f–king talk to me.”

Jayne revealed to Andy Cohen back in 2017 that she did not sign a prenup before marrying Girardi, who is known as the real-life attorney who won the case against the utility company that inspired the movie “Erin Brockovich” starring Julia Roberts.

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“Let me tell you something, let me be very clear. I’m married to a very powerful lawyer,” she told Cohen. “A prenup wouldn’t stand in his way anyway… It’s going to be all Tom’s way, I assure you. He’ll rip that piece of paper to shreds in two seconds.”

This is not Jayne’s first divorce — or her first marriage to a Tom. Her first husband was Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares a 26-year-old son, Tommy Zizzo. That’s a lot of Toms.

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