RHOBH star Erika Jayne, 49, files for divorce from Tom Girardi, 81

It’s over! RHOBH star Erika Jayne, 49, files for divorce from Tom Girardi, 81, after 21 years of marriage

  • Erika Jayne, 49, and Tom Girardi, 81, have split after 21 years of marriage 
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has ‘filed for dissolution of marriage’ according to legal documents 
  • In 2017, the reality TV star admitted she and the high-powered lawyer do not have a prenup 
  • ‘After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,’ the singer said in a statement  

Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi have split after 21 years of marriage.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49, ‘filed for dissolution of marriage’ from her attorney husband, 81, on Tuesday, according to legal documents obtained by The Blast.  

In 2017, the reality TV star admitted she and the high-powered lawyer do not have a prenup. 

Done! Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi have split after 21 years of marriage. Jayne seen here in 2019

‘After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,’ the singer told E!News. 

However there didn’t seem to be any ill will from the TV personality, with Jayne adding that she has ‘great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.’ 

The pair were married in 1999, after meeting while Erika was serving cocktails at Chasen’s in West Hollywood, where Tom was a frequent patron.  

‘After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number,’ Erika wrote in her 2018 memoir. 

Paperwork: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49, ‘filed for dissolution of marriage’ from her attorney husband, 81, on Tuesday

Risque: In 2017, the reality TV star admitted she and the high-powered lawyer do not have a prenup. Jayne seen here last month

In 2017, Erika told Andy Cohen she and Tom did not draw up a prenuptial agreement before their marriage.

‘Let me tell you something, let me be very clear. I’m married to a very powerful lawyer,” she shared. 

‘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.’

History: The pair were married in 1999, after meeting while Erika was serving cocktails at Chasen’s in West Hollywood, where Tom was a frequent patron. The couple seen here with Jayne’s son Tommy Zizzo

The Roller Coaster hitmaker has previously complained on RHOBH that she’s ‘tired’ of the grief she gets over the 33-year-old age difference between her and her husband. 

‘I’ve dealt with this forever: the younger woman that married the wealthier, older man,” Erika said on the Bravo show. 

‘I mean, I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage, then come f***ing talk to me.’ 

May-December romance: The Roller Coaster hitmaker has previously complained on RHOBH that she’s ‘tired’ of the grief she gets over the 33-year-old age difference between her and her husband

Jayne was previously married to Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares 26-year-old son Tommy.  

Earlier this year, Jayne had spoken favorably about the marriage and how they were coping in quarantine together.

‘Tom and I spend a lot of time at the kitchen table chatting. We go to bed early, which is I know kind of lame, but kind of nice,’ Jayne told Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM in April this year. 

Through thick and thin: The pair – pictured out in 2017 – had been quarantining together in LA

‘We’ve been married for 20 years, of course we get on each other’s nerves. But lately, we’ve been OK, I mean it’s fun.’

‘Maybe it’s because we’ve had a four-month break (when I was in NYC on Broadway), but so far so good. I mean, we haven’t been ready to kill each other.’

Jayne has often bemoaned being asked about her sex life with her much older husband, though she has often addressed their age difference. 

Writing in her book Pretty Mess, she said: ‘Tom is 33 years older than me. It was always a bigger deal to everyone else than it was to either of us. All a couple really needs is to have the same life philosophy. If you see things the same way, then age, race, religion – none of that comes into play.’

She added: ‘I have a thirst for knowledge and Tom has a wealth of it. He is a great mentor, a great teacher and somebody I really admire… That kind of stuff is a powerful aphrodisiac.’ 

Love affair: Despite their age difference, Erika had previously protested her love for Tom

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