Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s messy divorce is about to get even messier. The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star believes her estranged husband has been cheating on her, sources inform Us Weekly solely.
“Erika is absolutely going by means of it. She’s very sturdy, however this has been very exhausting for her emotionally,” one insider near the 49-year-old Bravo character tells Us.
A second supply tells Us that there have been rumors that Erika and Tom, 81, “had an settlement by way of being with different individuals,” however that wasn’t truly the case throughout their 20-year marriage.
Tom, a high-power legal professional, and Erika, who was working as a waitress at Chasen’s in West Hollywood once they met, wed in 1999. Bravo followers met the pair in 2015 when she joined as a full-time forged member for season 6. Information broke in November that the “XXPEN$IVE” songstress filed for divorce from the lawyer. Whereas Us confirmed that she is in search of spousal help from Tom, he requested the choose to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Erika.
“After a lot consideration, I’ve determined to finish my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the fact star mentioned in an announcement to Us on November 3. “This isn’t a step taken evenly or simply. I’ve nice love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we constructed collectively. It’s my absolute want to proceed by means of this course of with respect and with the privateness that each Tom and I deserve. I request others give us that privateness as nicely.”
Not lengthy after the divorce information broke, Tom made headlines for his legal woes. The estranged couple has additionally been accused of faking their split by class action firm Edelson PC. In court docket paperwork obtained by Us, the agency alleged that their divorce is a “sham” and the pair “are on the verge of monetary collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting money owed and dwindling funds.”
The lawsuit additional alleged that Tom and Erika embezzled settlement funds for households of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed in 2018 and killed all 189 occupants.
Tom attended a digital listening to for the case in September, whereas Erika needed to reschedule the date for her testimony to January 2021. Based on the Los Angeles Occasions, Tom admitted he was struggling financially throughout his testimony.
“At one level I had about 80 million or 50 million in money. That’s all gone. I don’t have any cash,” he mentioned, claiming that he hasn’t “taken a penny in wage out of the agency for greater than two years.”
Throughout one other court docket listening to in December, Tom’s group of legal professionals urged that he endure a psychological examination. It was additionally revealed that he was secretly hospitalized for a “severe sickness” earlier this yr. A choose froze Tom’s belongings throughout the listening to, which he referred to as into.
Us Weekly has reached out Tom for remark.
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