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Erika Jayne Reflects on Public Woes in Marriage with Tom to "What Kyle Is Going Through"

The RHOBH cast member reflects on "one of the lowest times” in her life while dealing with Tom Girardi's issues. 

By Jamontae Hickman

Since Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, fans have watched Erika Jayne navigate through the aftermath of her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s personal issues. Most recently on the Bravo special, Erika Jayne: Bet It All on Blonde, she opened up about “starting over” in life without Tom by her side, and now we are learning more about the hardships Erika faced in the past few years.

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In the latest episode of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast (clip above), Erika sat down with host Alex Baskin to reflect on her marriage and the scrutiny that came along with it. During the discussion, Erika also noted that her situation was “like” what Kyle Richards experienced in her relationship on Season 13 of RHOBH.

Erika Jayne explains the “lowest” point in her life when dealing with Tom Girardi’s issues

As Erika looked back on her marriage, Alex mentioned how it was “speculation” that she joined RHOBH because she was already aware of Tom’s career issues. However, Erika quickly shut down those notions, saying, “You’ve got to be crazy.”

She continued: “It would be so much easier to have been quiet and wealthy over there, and it would’ve just been a bad legal story, as opposed to putting yourself out there on Housewives and everything else that comes with it.”

Erika also shared with Alex that having her problems with Tom being filmed on the series made her feel like she “could never get away from it,” and it was “one of the lowest times” in her life.

Erika Jayne wearing a white mini dress with a corset see through top.

Erika Jayne compares her marriage troubles to Kyle Richards's issues

Despite those tough times, Erika explained in the Hot Mic podcast interview that no one knows “what it’s like” to be on a reality TV show, unless you’re doing it. She then goes on to namedrop Kyle and how they went through a similar experience on RHOBH, as they had to talk about their marriage woes on camera as it was happening in real time.

“It’s like what Kyle is going through now - this is happening you guys,” Erika added. “Sh-t is, I remember just being cornered in a f-cking ugly stairwell and just being asked all these questions on my day off just trying to go to the grocery store. It just doesn’t feel good.”

Kyle Richards and Erika Jayne sit together smiling at the white party.

When do new episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast premiere?

Mark your calendars! New episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic will be released bi-weekly and are only available with a paid subscription ($3.99/month).

Who are the guests on Bravo's Hot Mic podcast?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge appeared in Episode 1 and Episode 2 of Bravo's Hot Mic, respectively. Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay appears in Episode 3 with The Real Housewives of Orange County's Shannon Storms Beador appearing in Episode 4. Episode 5 featured The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa PippenHeather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow appear together in Episode 6. Episode 7 featured The Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley. Episode 8 featured Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes "MJ" Javid. Episode 9 featured Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright from The ValleyVanderpump RulesTom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz were guests on Episode 10. 

The current episode features Erika Jayne, so make sure to tune in to see what she's revealing. 


What is Bravo's official podcast Bravo's Hot Mic about?

Bravo's Hot Mic offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Bravo's biggest moments from the people who know the real story. Host Alex Baskin is a longtime Executive Producer across multiple Bravo series and sits down with the stars of Bravo shows to discuss memorable moments and the things you didn't see.

Who is Bravo's Hot Mic host Alex Baskin?

Alex Baskin is the man behind the curtain of so much iconic reality TV action. Having produced more than 50 shows for nearly every network around, he currently serves as Executive Producer of multiple series including Bravo's RHOBH, RHOC, Vanderpump Rulesand E!'s Botched.

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