Erika Jayne & Thomas Girardi Divorce: Why Is Their Marriage Over?

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Shocking news for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as Erika Jayne has officially filed for divorce against her husband Thomas Girardi. After a 21 year marriage, the RHOBH couple is calling it quits. Naturally, Bravo viewers everywhere have one simple question: why? Why are they getting a divorce? Why is this marriage of over two decades over?

Fortunately, Erika Jayne didn’t leave her fans completely in the dark. She did issue an official statement about the end of her marriage.

Erika Jayne confirms divorce, ending marriage with Tom Girardi

News broke today that Erika Jayne filed for divorce against her husband Tom Girardi. The Bravo star issued an official statement via E! News.

After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.”

Erika Jayne reassures RHOBH fans her decision to end her marriage with Tom Girardi was not easy. But, they ultimately decided it was what was best for both of them. The 49-year-old Bravo star is asking her fans to give her and Thomas, 81, privacy. Privacy so they can wade through the divorce process as peacefully as possible.

She continued: “It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved. I request others give us that privacy as well.”

While news is just breaking about this Real Housewives of Beverly Hills divorce, Erika Jayne filed to end her marriage with Tom Girardi last week. TMZ confirms the paperwork was filed in Los Angeles County.

She hasn’t said why the relationship is ending

Unfortunately, Erika Jayne has decided not to reveal any details on why her and Thomas are no longer working. Fans suspect after two decades of being together they may have just fallen out of love. Or, perhaps, his age is becoming an issue for her. These, however, are really just fan speculations and theories. Because Erika has asked for privacy… Bravo viewers may never know the real reason why their marriage is ending.

We do, however, know what their relationship looked like while they were together. Erika and Thomas have been married since 1999. Fans know they met at a West Hollywood bar. Erika was working there at the time.

“After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number,” Erika wrote in her 2018 memoir, Pretty Mess. “We were standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I was single?’ I asked.”

She’s been very open about the ups and downs of her marriage.

According to Reality Blurb, Erika Jayne has always been very candid about her relationship with Tom Girardi.

“You talk, and you communicate and it changes and it peaks and it valleys and it changes and it’s cool. But as long as you’re communicating you’ll make it through,” she opened up.

And, in the intimacy department? She reveals things were great for her and Thomas despite their 33 year age gap. According to Erika, trusting each other in the bedroom was the key to happiness.

I think that’s what you really need to do, and if you like each other, then you’re communicating and then you’re making it work.”

A few years ago, she revealed to Andy Cohen that she did not have a prenuptial agreement with her husband. Why didn’t they have a prenup? Well, she believed her husband was so powerful they just didn’t need one.

“Let me tell you something, let me be very clear. I’m married to a very powerful lawyer. A prenup wouldn’t stand in his way anyway…It’s gonna be all Tom’s way, I assure you. He’ll rip that piece of paper to shreds in two seconds!” She explained.

As those who follow Erika know, this isn’t her first failed marriage. She was previously married to Thomas Zizzo. Erika and Thomas Zizzo share their 26-year-old son, Tommy.

So, are you surprised to learn of Erika Jayne and Thomas Girardi’s divorce? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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