After 21 years of marriage, Beverly Hills’ real housewives star Erika Jayne is filing for divorce her husband Tom Girardi.
“After much deliberation, I have decided to end my marriage with Tom Girardi,” the exclusive TV star told E! News, “This is not a gentle or easy step. I have great love and respect for Tom and the years and lives 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 added. “I ask others to give us that privacy.”
The couple got married in 1999 after meeting at Chasen’s in Western Hollywood, where Erika, 49, is serving cocktails and Tom, 81, is a frequent visitor. “After a year working in a restaurant, one night I decided to give Tom my phone number,” Erika wrote in her 2018 memoir, Quite messy. “We’re standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I’m single?” I ask. “Six months later, the two were engaged.