More than one surprise moment occurred on Wednesday’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
To start, Lisa Rinna and Bravo fans were surprised to learn that Erika Jayne is still talking to her estranged husband, Tom Girardi.
After testing positive for COVID-19, Erika and Lisa chatted on the phone when the former soap star asked Erika if she ever hears from Tom “at all.”
Erika admitted: “Yeah — he heard I had COVID, so he wanted to make sure I was okay.”
In her confessional interview, she elaborated further: “When Tom calls, sometimes he’s super present, and at other times, he thinks I’m someone else. Nothing about these conversations are good other than I know that he’s in a safe place. But I also know what that place means. You know? Memory care facility — I’ve been down this road with my grandmother. It doesn’t get better. It only gets worse from here.”
Then Lisa asked Erika about the status of her divorce from Tom.
“Now — let me ask you. They’ve come out and said the brother’s going to represent him in your divorce?” Lisa questioned.
According to Erika, the rumors are true. She believes it’s because Tom can’t afford a divorce attorney amid his mounting financial and legal woes.
“But also — I can’t get a divorce right now,” Erika explained to Lisa. “I’m legally separated, so my life has moved on, and everything is separate, but I can’t get a divorce right now. There’s just so much legal s–t going on.”
She continued, “It’s ironic, but if I was divorced from Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony. So, I’ll stay married — thanks.”
“It’s always something it seems,” Lisa noted, to which Erika said, “Yeah, it’s a weird time. And I’m really ready for it to be over.”
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Meanwhile, the rest of the ladies, who were COVID-free, attended a charity luncheon at Kyle Richards’ house. The event was attended by Kyle’s good friend and Halloween co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, who shared products that her charity at Children’s Hospital was giving away. The ladies had a good time, except when Kyle accidentally sat Sutton Stracke next to Diana Jenkins – thankfully, any drama was avoided as Diana traded seats with Sheree Zampino.
The luncheon was smooth sailing, with Diana matching Kyle’s $25,000 donation to Jamie’s charity.
However, the event took a slight turn when Crystal Minkoff confessed to Kyle and Diana that she was struggling with her eating disorder after opening up about it on Instagram. Crystal broke down in tears while sharing her feelings and recent struggles. Kyle asked Crystal some straightforward questions about her eating disorder since she too struggled with an eating disorder when she was younger. The RHOBH OG made it clear that she was there for Crystal and would help her any way she could.
On the other hand, Erika was less than helpful when talking with Crystal about her eating disorder at Diana’s Christmas party.
The Pretty Mess singer made some inappropriate jokes about eating issues. She suggested Crystal use laxatives at one point; before admitting she’d rather poop out food rather than throw it up. Garcelle Beauvais couldn’t believe Erika’s comments, while Crystal couldn’t tell if Erika was trying to be supportive or was just really drunk and didn’t realize what she was saying.
She then took things a step further when a waiter came around with chicken tenders and quipped that Crystal couldn’t have any. Yikes.
There was one happy moment at Diana’s party – Kathy Hilton made her return to the show! Yay!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.
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