Actual Beverly Hills Housewives Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi break up up after 21 years
After 21 years of marriage, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne files for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi.
“After much thought, I decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the reality star exclusively tells E! News: “This is not a frivolous or easy step. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the life we have built together.”
“It is my absolute desire to continue this process with the respect and privacy that both Tom and I deserve,” she adds. “I ask others to give us this privacy too.”
The couple married in 1999 after meeting at Chasen’s in West Hollywood, where Erika, 49, served cocktails and Tom, 81, was a frequent patron. “After working at the restaurant for a year, I decided one evening to give Tom my phone number,” wrote Erika in her 2018 memoir book, Pretty Mess. “We stood in front of the huge fireplace. ‘Did you hear that I’m single?’ I asked.” Six months later, the two were engaged.