Erika Girardi may be the newest housewife on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she’s learning that criticism comes with the territory. When Erika introduced her relationship and her husband to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers, fans immediately thought that she may have been a gold digger. Girardi was married to a much older man who is a successful lawyer. But the more Erika talked about her marriage, the more fans realized how this relationship was truly one of love. The two have been married for 17 years and they are going strong.
According to a new Bravo report, Erika Girardi is now revealing that the two got married because they love one another and not because of money. And this is why Erika never signed a prenup before getting married. As fans have seen on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika does make her own money, as she’s had some best-selling songs on iTunes and performs around the country. So when asked if Girardi had a prenup with her husband, she had a very simple answer.
“And we’ll be together 18 years this November. Married 17 in January. So no, I don’t have a prenup,” Erika explained during her visit to Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show, Dirty, Sexy, Funny, adding, “We have a great relationship, and it’s lasted.”
And it sounds like Erika Girardi is very excited to be married to her husband even after all of these years. Since they have been married 17 years, Erika already knows what she likes about her husband, including what features she truly adore.
“He’s got the best smile and the biggest blue eyes,” Erika Girardi said about her husband, adding, “He’s cuddly. You want to hug him. You want to hold onto him.”
On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Girardi has revealed that she has a son from a previous relationship. Girardi’s son wasn’t on the show because he’s a young police officer. She has never revealed whether Tom has any children from a previous relationship, but the two of them never had a child together. And Erika Girardi was confident that they weren’t having children together.
“I had a child. I had a son. That was my loyalty. Period, end of story. No, no, no, I had a boy to raise, period,” Erika told Jenny when asked about having children with Tom, adding, “And I did an incredible job. He’s an incredible kid. He is proud of Mom, and I’m proud of him. I don’t think he’d tell you he’s proud of me, though. He’s a police officer. He’s 24. He just turned 24 years old.”
The ladies from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been represented with contracts for the upcoming season, and it is possible that they have already started filming. Erika may have signed on for another season, but she’s sad that Yolanda Foster has decided to leave the show. The two of them were good friends prior to filming the show together, so Girardi may be flying solo on the upcoming season.
“She feels good. She’s getting better,” Erika Girardi revealed when asked about Yolanda’s exit from the show, according to Bravo.
She added that her friend’s recovery is going better but is far from over, revealing, “She is not 100 percent better. No, she’s got a long way to go. She just had another surgery, like, two weeks ago. I don’t want to say what it is because that’s not fair for me to say. But she’s not 100 percent. She’s still in there. She’s still fighting.”
What do you think of Erika Girardi’s marriage? Are you surprised she doesn’t have a prenup in place?
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