11 Things You Didn’t Know About RHOBH Star Erika Girardi
Erika Girardi is no doubt one of the most interesting women to have ever been cast in the entire Real Housewives franchise. Unlike some of the other women on the show, Girardi doesn’t get too caught up in the drama and she seems to just be a totally genuine person…who also happens to have a lot of money and a hugely successful singing career with nine No. 1 hits! She rose to fame under the alter ego she uses to perform, but we want to know more about the woman behind Erika Jayne! The most recent season of RHOBH is currently underway, so let’s take a look at 11 things you might not have known about Erika Girardi:
11. She’s From Atlanta
She was born on July 10th in 1971, but she definitely does not look her age! Erika grew up in Atlanta and was raised by her single mother. She attended North Atlanta High School, but as soon as she graduated, she moved to New York City when she was 18. She got married and had a son shortly after. That marriage didn’t last long and she was eventually divorced. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress and singer. Her son is now in his mid-twenties and works as a police officer.
10. Tom Girardi
Erika met her long-time husband, Thomas Girardi, while working as a cocktail waitress in L.A. According to her, he was one of her regular customers before they started dating. Thomas is 32-years older than Erika and just happens to be one of the most high profile lawyers in Los Angeles. He’s the founding partner of Girardi & Keese law firm, but is most famous for his work on the case that inspired the film, Erin Brockovich. He was also the first attorney in California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case. She married him in 1999, so they’ve been together for 18 years. They currently live in Pasadena, California.