We all know that Erika Jayne has a colorful past. Erika married and had a child young before leaving for California, meeting Mr. Girardi, and well, you know the rest. A little known fact about Erika (unless you read her autobiography) is that she worked and danced at a bikini bar in New Jersey before moving to the west coast.
In an attempt to open up more to the ladies, Erika takes the Beverly Hills housewives to Jersey to show them her old bar, appropriately titled ‘Shakers’ to show them who she was before she became Erika Jayne. The ladies seem open to learning more about Erika, minus Lisa Rinna who makes a remark that she couldn’t imagine her daughter Amelia dancing there, as Amelia is the same age that Erika was when working at Shakers. Erika takes it as a dig, noting that she wouldn’t have done it if she was born into a wealthy family; however, her options were limited. Fortunately, Lisa seems to realize it’s ironic that while Erika danced for money she is now doing the same thing for free on her Instagram page. Take a look at the clip below:
Erika has always come off as standoff-ish and mysterious so I’m glad to see she is revealing more about herself this season. As for Rinna? Let’s keep the judgment to yourself – in her own words, she’d do anything for a buck!
The RHOBH premieres April 15th on Bravo.