She split from ex Tom Girardi after 21 years of marriage last year.
But Erika Jayne is still grieving the end of their relationship.
‘I still am mourning that marriage,’ she told Us Weekly. ‘I think that gets lost in the sensationalized version of it all. This was someone I was married to for over 20 years and was with, like, 23 [years].’
‘I am still mourning that marriage’: Erika Jayne revealed she is still grieving the end of her relationship with ex-husband Tom Girardi
Erika said the sadness really creeps up during the holidays.
‘It’s difficult. There are real moments of sadness, real moments of — like when the holidays came around, you know, for Christmas, I would just remember how much fun we would have. … But what are you going to do with that? These things happen in life. They happen to everyone; everyone’s mourning something.’
She also discussed the ongoing legal drama that has been dominating her life these last few years.
Tom, 82, and Erika are still staring down the barrel of their ongoing embezzlement case, their divorce and a new $55million lawsuit filed in March that is related to the alleged criminal embezzlement.
‘I would just remember how much fun we would have’: Erika said the sadness really creeps up during the holidays.
‘I am front and center. I am the face of this instead of the lawyers that worked at the firm and referring attorneys and, you know, law funding people — instead they point to me,’ she said.
‘For my mental health, it’s been hard. No doubt. But again, I couldn’t lose and I was just going to fight it out every way possible and still am,’ she said.
Erika also said she still hears from her ex from ‘time to time’ and will still ‘take his calls’.
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‘He’s not well, and so he’s in a state of decline and sometimes it’s good and sometimes [he thinks] I’m someone else. So it’s fine,’ she said.
Erika filed for divorce from Tom after 21 years of marriage in November 2020.
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Splitsville: Erika filed for divorce from Tom after 21 years of marriage in November 2020
Speaking with co-star Lisa Rinna in the clip, the Erika said she has already gotten back in the saddle and ‘had some sex’ following her split from Tom and she is looking forward to more.
‘I’ve been married for all of my adult life,’ the Pretty Mess singer said while discussing a large floral arrangement sent by a ‘secret admirer.’
Rinna, who is wife to actor Harry Hamlin, cheered her pal on and told Jayne to enjoy the single life for a while.
Jayne filed for divorce from the disgraced lawyer on Election Day in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. The timing of her filing was planned in the hopes of burying the news amid the election coverage.
Moving on: Speaking with co-star Lisa Rinna in the clip, the Erika said she has already gotten back in the saddle and ‘had some sex’ following her split from Tom and she is looking forward to more
Prior to that she was married to Thomas Zizzo from 1991 to 1996. They share one son together, Tommy Zizzo, 25.
The reality TV beauty is facing new legal troubles, as she was recently hit with a $55 million lawsuit accusing her of being the ‘frontwoman’ of estranged husband Tom Girardi’s allegedly illegal business dealings.
Erika — along with her company EJ Global LLC, Girardi, his law firm Girardi & Keese and his lenders — were named in a legal filing by the law firm Edelson PC, which is asking for a minimum of $55 million in damages in a jury trial, People reported Tuesday after reviewing legal documents.
Edelson PC said in legal docs filed in in the US District Court — Northern District of California San Francisco that Jayne and others named in the lawsuit engaged in acts of racketeering, conspiracy, deceit, receiving stolen property, aiding and abetting the concealment of illegally-obtained money and goods, conversion and consumers legal remedies act.
‘I’ve been married for all of my adult life,’ the Pretty Mess singer told Lisa Rinna while discussing a large floral arrangement sent by a ‘secret admirer’
Edelson PC alleged to the court that the Atlanta-born reality star functioned as the ‘frontwoman’ to the unlawful ‘scheme’ perpetrated by Girardi and his associates, as she was ‘selling to the world (including unsuspecting clients) that Girardi Keese was successful’ via her ‘significant public platform’ as a star on the popular Bravo series.
Jayne ‘displayed a nationwide showroom of the money they stole on Real Housewives,’ Edelson PC said in court docs, adding that she continues ‘to lie about her own involvement, and to try to assist Tom and the others in getting away with it.’
The Bravo star ‘made the cynical decision to leverage the scandal to further her career and stay relevant in the tabloids, meaning more exposure and a larger paycheck for her next season of performing on Housewives,’ the law firm alleged in court documents.
She was originally named with her estranged spouse in the December 2020 class action lawsuit filed by Edelson PC, accusing them of fraud and embezzlement in connection with funds earmarked for victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash, in which all 189 people onboard died.
In January, she was dismissed from the ongoing lawsuit filed against against Girardi in Illinois, however, the dismissal is not necessarily a legal win for the star. The case will be re-filed in a different jurisdiction.
Problems: The reality TV beauty is facing new legal troubles, as she was recently hit with a $55 million lawsuit accusing her of being the ‘frontwoman’ of estranged husband Girardi’s allegedly illegal business dealings