Over the weekend, Bravo ran an RHOBH special episode called Secrets Revealed where they showed never before scenes from season six. While much was revealed during the RHOBH special, the dirt that grabbed many fans attention was the clip between Yolanda Hadid and Erika Girardi leaving many questioning just how REAL their friendship is.
In the clip, Yolanda, her husband David are joined by Erika and her husband Tom as they socialize at Yolanda and David’s former Malibu mansion. While the group is chatting, Yolanda’s supermodel daughter Gigi Hadid strolls in for a cameo.
During the interaction, Gigi seems to be somewhat familiar with Erika but is meeting Tom for the first time. David then makes it clear that neither Erika or Tom have ever met Gigi in person before.
Yolanda then goes on to explain to Gigi that Tom is famous for winning the Erin Brockovich case. Previously Bravo aired Gigi’s interest in studying criminal law, before she left for college, but apparently Yolanda never mentioned to her daughter that her “good” friend of ten years was married to the famous attorney.
During the reunion, Erika also surprisingly revealed that she NEVER watched RHOBH despite one of her good friends being not the show for the last three seasons.
Co-star Kathryn Edwards also threw Erika and Yolanda’s friendship under the bus saying that Erika talked crap on all the Housewives except Yolanda. Resurrecting old rumors that Erika was hired to be Yolanda’s friend on RHOBH while she struggled with her Lyme disease journey.
Sources also say Erika joined RHOBH as a platform to boost her alter-ego Erika Jayne’s music career and that she is known to create personal relationships that will give her opportunities.
This isn’t the first time Yolanda and Erika’s friendship has come under attack. Back in March rumors swirled that Erika was being paid to be Yolanda’s friend on the show. Both denied the claims and Yolanda spoke exclusively to AllAboutTRH saying,“Erika was NOT hired as a friend of a Housewife but as a full-time cast member. We are all getting paid for our job on the show. Erika went through the casting process just like all of us and got the job because she is great. It’s all so silly, As you know I have always been friendly with all my co-workers-people forget this is our job- Erika is a real life friend, she knows me better and more intimate than any other woman on the show…. But that’s not the reason she got the job. She got it because she is great? I always wonder what the intent behind the questioning is, I guess it’s drama driven.”
Do you think RHOBH’s Secret Revealed special highlighted the flaws in Yolanda and Erika’s friendship story? Do you believe that Erika and Yolanda were friends before RHOBH?