The 49-year-old pop star confirmed the split in a statement.
“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” she said. “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. 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.”
Tom and Erika met in 1999 when the RHOBH star worked as a waitress at Chasen’s restaurant in Los Angeles. They wed later that year.
The well-known lawyer is 32 years Erika senior.
This split comes after much speculation that one West Coast Housewife’s marriage was on the rocks. Many believed the rumor to be about RHOBH star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky, which the couple flat out denied. Others thought the Blind Item could also be about RHOC’s Braunwyn and Sean Windham-Burke.
No one even considered the rumor could be about Tom and Erika, but it seems that it may be true.
According to the Blind Item from Crazy Days and Nights, THIS West Coast Housewife’s marriage is on the rocks because of her husband’s affair despite her claims otherwise.
Only time will tell if this Blind Item was truly about Erika and Tom, but either way, Team AllAboutTRH is shocked by this split.
Back in 2018, we reported on an allegation that Tom was involved in a 3-year-long affair.
At the time, a source with “firsthand knowledge” claimed that Tom was involved in a 3-year long affair with a 45-year-old woman in Los Angeles.
The source also claimed that Tom said Erika was “an absolute nightmare to deal with” and that they “hardly speak.” Adding that the “emotional aspect of the marriage has been non-existent for quite some time.”
I’m sure in the coming weeks; we will learn more about this split and their divorce. It seems Erika is going to have a fascinating storyline for season 11 of RHOBH.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 11 in mid-2021.