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Did Erika Jayne Stage Her T.J. Maxx Shopping Trip? Some Fans Think So

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Erika Jayne was spotted out in public yet again. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had to get her shopping fix. As fans know, she’s part of an ongoing legal case that’s taken a hard look into her finances. Erika and her estranged husband Thomas Girardi are accused of using funds meant for the clients of Girardi Keese for their lavish lifestyle.

Their divorce and the embezzlement drama is the current storyline in Season 11 of RHOBH. The reality star has received her share of criticism – both offline and online. Erika previously made headlines when she was spotted makeup-free and pumping gas. Erika’s lifestyle has taken a hit and led her to become a Maxxinista.

Erika Jayne shops at T.J. Maxx

On Wednesday, September 15, Erika Jayne was spotted shopping at T.J. Maxx. She used to go on extreme shopping trips with her RHOBH co-stars at places like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. But now, Erika will have to resort to retail chains like T.J. Maxx. Page Six published the photos of the Pretty Mess author browsing the store in Pasadena, California.

Erika wore a black T-shirt with matching Adidas sweatpants. She paired her look with a matching black face mask and white sneakers. The blonde television personality was unrecognizable without her usual glam look. She went makeup-free once for the event and wore her hair down. Erika carried a stack of items in her arms as she walked around.

She used to spend $40,000 a month to look like her. Now, she’s browsing through last season’s marked-down items at the affordable fashion retailer. Erika ended up buying a ramp to help her dog get in and out of bed. She has been embracing the simpler life and has been looking less than glam lately.

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[Credit: Bravo/YouTube]
Fans reacted to those photos of Erika inside a T.J. Maxx. The Bravo star couldn’t help but fire back at them. “Shopping at TJMAXX…. with your assistant?…. Optics EJ….you are smarter than this…. This NOT winning!” the fan wrote. Erika caught wind of the tweet and wrote, “I shopped there for years. I also went to petco and Target. Stop overanalyzing my life.”

Did the RHOBH star stage the photos?

Fans don’t believe her despite her response. Some feel that Erika Jayne may have staged the photos amid her ongoing legal case. She worked so hard with her husband to build up her image as a wealthy woman. This is the same person who has a song called “XXPen$ive.”

Another Bravo fan asked Everything Iconic podcast host Danny Pellegrino his thoughts on Erika’s shopping trip since he frequents that store a lot. “Urgently need the ultimate maxxinista @DannyPellegrino to comment on this!!” they wrote. He responded, “I’ve never seen paparazzi at the maxx!!!” His response brought up an interesting debate.

What are your thoughts on Erika Jayne shopping at T.J. Maxx? Do you think she staged the photos for sympathy? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Chanel Adams

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