The claws are out!
After an interview they did with The Los Angeles Times, Erika Jayne is NOT happy with costars Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Minkoff.
The article’s headline read: “We Could Be Implicated” as the ladies sat down and discussed how Erika and her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s alleged crimes affected the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Not surprisingly, Erika was less than thrilled by it all.
Erika called the claims “pure fiction” and clapped back further when one fan quipped, “You didn’t even read the article, and it shows.”
“Honey, I’m the lead…”We could be implicated.” No, you can’t. Period,” Erika fired off.
Now, let’s dive into what Sutton, Garcelle, and Crystal actually said that pissed off, Erika.
“I immediately felt sorry for her. Because divorce is hard, and they have been married for so long. I was married for 17 years. And they were married for 20 years. And it’s sad. Divorce is sad. And I don’t think any of us exactly knew why. You just instantly start going through your mind: I wonder what happened here for her to do that?” Sutton said of first hearing about Erika and Tom’s divorce.
Crystal added, “I go into like a self-absorbed place because I’m like: OK, I’m brand-new. The other girl with a big age gap [in her marriage] is getting divorced. Why am I here? I don’t want that. I’m not here to get divorced. I’m here to show my family in a positive light. You hear the stories of, it’s “the curse,” right? I was like, Oh my God, this is just designed to be this tornado of negativity. I didn’t know if we should continue because that really scared me.”
All three agree that the season shifted entirely once The Los Angeles Times article about Erika and Tom came out, which detailed their alleged crimes.
“I read it and thought, “Now this season is going to be about: This woman’s husband goes to prison.” Production told us about it [the article]. We didn’t know about it because we were still at the hotel, and they were at the house. So production’s like, “I need you guys to open your text,” Crystal said.
The ladies admit that they all had questions about the allegations against Tom and Erika but never even thought about halting production on season 11 to get answers from Erika.
“We never thought about stopping production. We can’t. That’s out of our hands,” Garcelle noted, while Sutton added, “When I left Kyle’s house in La Quinta, my first call was to production. When I read the article the fourth time, I got concerned because we were hearing stories from one side, and I was like, “Are we gonna keep hearing stories? On camera? Do we need an attorney to kind of help us, guide us through filming?” That was really my biggest question. And they said: “This is such a great question. Why don’t you get the girls together?”
She continued, “I am a very private person, and I got freaked out.”
Garcelle added, “And then you called me, and I was like, “Oh, my God, I never thought about that. We could be implicated.”
When asked if they expected Erika “to really address any of her situation on camera,” Crystal explained, “I don’t know her well enough that she would tell me anything off-camera. I just take people at face value, so I just kept believing it. And then she’s talking about Alzheimer’s, and I just kept crying about it because I kept connecting to that. It’s so beyond comprehension to me that people would know or be involved. So when you tell me that, I assume that it’s like, “Oh, your husband did this.” I just always assumed that it was just him. Her stories were wacky, though.”
Part 1 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion airs on Wednesday, October 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.