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Viewers were shocked to hear of Erika and Tom Girardi’s divorce as they looked at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, seemingly having a wonderful marriage. People wondered if their 33-year gap was the reason for their divorce and as they prepared to watch season 11 of RHOBH, it seemed like fans would find answers.
Know About Erika And Tom’s Difficult Divorce
As the season progresses, there are already good details about the breakup of Erika and Tom’s divorce. Let’s take a look.
Some fans want Erika to leave the show and the divorce is definitely weird.
Erika has a new lawyer, according to Us Weekly, and there have been some legal issues. The letter states that Tom and Erika were charged and that they allegedly stole money owed to the families of the victims in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
In episode 6 of season 11, Sutton holds the included members for a Paris lunch at his home (which is Kyle’s house actually since he rents it). Aside from getting a chance to see this beautiful home again, with its black and white checkered floors and a very nice feeling, this was a chance to hear Erika talk about her divorce.
Erika wanted to talk to the “elephant in the room” and said “My life has changed a lot this week” and “I left my 16,000-square-foot home. I left my home.” When he told the camera, “I left because you pushed me further and further.” She explained that she and Tom had stopped talking and could see that it was time to leave.
Erika explained that she did not tell her friends because she did not want them to be “in a bad mood” and that they should keep anything secret. He said he could say for a while that he would leave the marriage, but that was the best thing for him.
Erika said Tom seemed unconcerned about making it work and explained on the program that he had never had a chance to be in danger or talk about his feelings.
It was interesting that the fans heard, as in the few episodes Tom did, he seemed to love Erika and was proud of her. But Erika indicated another side to the marriage when she shared that she didn’t want to talk about her feelings.
Erika also revealed that she filed for divorce on the occasion of US Election Day in November 2020 because she hoped that that meant no one would talk about it, however, everyone was still talking.
In episode 11, episode 7 of RHOBH, Sutton has proven to be Erika’s best friend, especially at this point in her life. As someone who has been through her divorce, Sutton says she needs to keep busy with community programs.
The two friends went to the spa for cryo-therapy, Sutton asked if Erika was angry that Tom had not gone to New York City to watch her play in Chicago on Broadway. Sutton said Tom regretted it and Erika said no. He said it was absurd that he could not even visit for 24 hours, because why did he not want to see his wife do? It was heartbreaking to watch the incident as he seemed to be in great pain.
She says that her marriage is not the same as that of Kyle and Mauricio and that it is hard for her to understand.
Fans saw Erika move into a new apartment, and while it was much smaller than the house she and Tom lived in, it was nice, good-looking, and comfortable.
She also revealed that she had not told Tom that she was leaving. He said, “I drove him and told him I loved him. And he said, ‘Thank you, hun,’ I said I was a worker. I left, went to my new place, slept there, fed the next morning.”
As for what other Real House moms think about divorce, Kyle Richards said it was a “challenging” time for Erika. She told E! News, “Honestly she was waking up every day to be in the news and just, well, looking at her life … I don’t know. For lack of a better name, falling in front of her eyes. It was a 20-year marriage and all that happened in the news and in the courts “It happened when we were all together. So, there are a lot of things coming out and it will be a very difficult season for him.”
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