It’s no secret that Bethenny Frankel is a know it all and apparently she knew all about Tom Girardi’s financial issues years before they became public knowledge.
The former Real Housewives of New York star revealed that she knew about Tom’s financial issues for years because he allegedly owed her late ex-boyfriend, Dennis Sheilds, $500,000.
“My experience is, especially with the ‘Housewives’ … if someone’s flaunting their money, they don’t really have it,” Bethenny said on the September 16 episode of her podcast, ‘Just B With Bethenny Frankel’.
Bethenny claims that she met Tom at a lawyers conference years ago. During their meeting, Bethenny talked with Tom about Erika flaunting their wealth on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After the meeting, Dennis told her that Tom owed him money.
“He owes me half a million dollars,” Bethenny said. “I know this other guy he owes a million and a half dollars. He doesn’t have money. He owes everybody money.”
The Skinnygirl mogul noted that she was confused about how Erika could fly private all the time and spend $50k a month on a glam squad, to which Dennis allegedly responded, “It’s because he’s using people’s money to support her lifestyle. He’s using the company’s money to support her lifestyle.”
In May 2018, Bethenny said she discovered that Tom’s financial woes were the “worst-kept secret” in the world of Los Angeles attorneys, adding, “It was a thing.”
Dennis also allegedly told Bethenny that Tom’s debt “aggravates everybody,” adding that he couldn’t “say no” to Erika.
“That’s just what happens – things take a long time to come out,” she said. “They all knew about it.”
She went on to say that she told Andy Cohen about Tom and Erika’s finances shortly after she discovered the news.
However, it wasn’t until the news about Tom’s financial issues broke in 2020 that Andy allegedly told Bethenny, “Holy shit. You really do know it all. You told me about this years ago.”
“I knew about this since 2017 … and this all came out in 2020,” she added.
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Source: Page Six