New particulars of Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s divorce are beginning to emerge. Based on courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is seeking spousal support from her estranged husband.
Erika, 49, can also be asking for the 81-year-old lawyer to pay her authorized charges. Moreover, she requested the decide to dam Tom from in search of spousal help from her.
Information broke on November 3 that the Bravo star filed for divorce. Whereas the docs are dated November 2, Erika didn’t present a date of separation.
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“After a lot consideration, I’ve determined to finish my marriage to Tom Girardi,” she mentioned in an announcement. “This isn’t a step taken frivolously 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.”
Erika previously revealed that she didn’t sign a prenup when she married Tom 21 years in the past.
“I don’t have a prenup. However let me let you know one thing, let me be very clear. I’m married to a really highly effective lawyer. A prenup wouldn’t stand in his means anyway. So it doesn’t matter whether or not you had one otherwise you didn’t, it’s gonna be all Tom’s means, I guarantee you,” she informed Andy Cohen on Then & Now in 2018. “He’ll rip that piece of paper to shreds in two seconds!”
Tom is without doubt one of the high-power attorneys who impressed the Julia Roberts‘ movie Erin Brockovich. Whereas he and Erika reside an extravagant way of life, he has made headlines for various lawsuits against his firm, Girardi & Keese, in recent times.
“Hear, we’re within the lawsuit enterprise, child. We sue and get sued,” Erika informed Us in February 2019 about her partner’s authorized woes. “So what? So what? It’s a part of the job.”
Erika and Tom wed in 1999 after courting for six months. Previous to their break up, the “Fairly Mess” singer typically defended their 32-year age difference on The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“I’m uninterested in having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage after which come f—king discuss to me,” she mentioned throughout a season 10 episode in April. “It’s nice to have monetary help. However having somebody’s emotional help is one thing that I want I had extra of rising up.”
Followers will doubtless see the aftermath of Erika and Tom’s break up on season 11 of RHOBH, which is presently filming.
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