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Who Was Erika Jayne Before She Was a Housewife? See Photos Over the Years
It may be XXPEN$IVE to be her, but Erika Jayne has been "Betting It On Blonde" since she was a baby.
Erika Jayne has spent the past several years entertaining viewers on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In fact, she's been part of the cast since Season 6! During that time, she's delighted us with iconic performances (who can forget "pat the puss"?), built strong friendships with the other women, and of course, gotten in some messy fights as well.
Now, Erika is returning for RHOBH Season 13, where the focus will be on her new Las Vegas residency as she recommits to her performing career after a bumpy few years. As Erika looks toward the future, we're looking toward her past, checking out the best photos of Erika Jayne over the years.
Here are some of our favorite old images of Erika.
Erika Jayne Photos Over the Years
Erika's father left her family shortly after she was born, she wrote in her memoir, Pretty Mess.
Erika got her passion for performing as a young child. She's currently in her Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay, with her show "Bet It All On Blonde."
Erika attended North Atlantic High School for the Performing Arts, according to The List.
While she's most well-known as a dressed-to-the-nines performer and singer, Erika also has an outdoorsy side.
She recently teased new music at her Las Vegas residency, telling Andy on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on August 1, “[It’s] Erika Jayne tracks, new music, a couple [of] clever covers, and it’s gonna be great."
Erika and her mother moved to New York City when she was 18, she wrote in her memoir. She auditioned for shows like NBC's Law & Order (where she played the first dead person on the show), and was a dancer at go-go clubs in New Jersey to make money.
Erika was once a DJ at a Manhattan hotspot, China Club. That’s where she met her first husband, Tom, and had her son, also named Tom. She wrote in her memoir the two married in December 1991 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Erika said Tom really embraced her child, which she loved.
“That’s the one thing I loved most about Tom when my son was younger, was that he welcomed him with open arms,” Erika said during an April 2020 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “I’m very thankful."
In November 2020, Erika filed for divorce from Tom Girardi after 21 years of marriage.
Erika revealed in August on Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge's podcast that she's currently dating someone new. Erika didn't reveal too much information about her new love interest, but she did say that he's "in his late 30s" and lives in Los Angeles.
Watch the Season 13 premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo on Wednesday, October 25 at 8/7c, and the next day on Peacock.