Erika Jayne Reacts to Bethenny Frankel’s Claims About Tom Girardi

Erika Jayne and Bethenny Frankel.
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Setting the file straight. Erika Jayne responded to feedback that Bethenny Frankel made about her estranged husband, Tom Girardi — and she or he didn’t maintain again.

Through the Wednesday, Could 18, episode of Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen, host Andy Cohen recounted a dialog he’d had with Bethenny, 51, concerning the former lawyer, 82, and his ongoing authorized woes. “She had mentioned, ‘I heard Tom really owes folks cash and all these items,’” the Bravo exec, 53, informed Erika, 50. He went on to ask the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star whether or not there was reality to the rumors, including that he “simply dismissed it with the remainder.”

Erika proceeded to defend Tom, whom she was married to for twenty years earlier than their 2020 cut up. “Within the enterprise that Tom was doing which was contingent charge, it’s commonplace to borrow … there have been additionally loans that have been actually paid off,” the Atlanta native defined. “I don’t know the place Bethenny’s coming from and, , her man’s lifeless and my man’s in a house, so no matter. However on the similar time, that’s type of the best way the enterprise goes.”

The “Curler Coaster” singer’s estranged husband has been residing in a senior residing facility since August 2021 following his Alzheimer’s prognosis. Erika was referring to Bethenny’s late on-again, off-again boyfriend, Dennis Shields, who died in August 2018.

The Skinnygirl founder and Dennis started relationship in 2016 after the banker separated from his spouse, Jill. In April 2019, Bethenny informed Us Weekly that she was starting to let herself really feel the gravity of her loss. “I cherished Dennis, and we discuss him quite a bit now, extra [now] that the mud has settled,” she mentioned on the time. “Now that months have passed by, I’ll have unhappy days.”

The Bethenny Ever After alum will make her personal WWHL look on Thursday, Could 19, however as she defined through Twitter that afternoon, she gained’t be addressing Erika’s feedback. “The episode tonight of @BravoWWHL was taped so I don’t tackle the remark you [made] & Dennis’ kids are harm, offended and disgusted by. I recognize your loyalty, coronary heart and compassion,” she wrote.

This isn’t the primary time the 2 Actual Housewives stars have thrown shade at one another. Season 12 of RHOBH shone a lightweight on Erika and Tom’s authorized troubles — and Bethenny was typically joyful to voice her opinion on the matter.

In December 2020, the estranged couple have been named in a category motion lawsuit alleging that Tom’s former legislation agency, Girardi & Keese, misused funds meant for the Lion Air Flight 619 aircraft crash victims’ households.

Throughout a September 2021 episode of the “Simply B With Bethenny Frankel” podcast, the New York native claimed she’d identified about Erika and Tom’s alleged spending since 2018.

“My expertise is — particularly with the Housewives, however actually, in every single place as nicely — if somebody’s flaunting their cash, they don’t actually have it,” Frankel mentioned on the time. “Notably on Beverly Hills, there have been plenty of ‘all present and no go’ ladies. The extra that they flaunt it and the extra that they brag about it, often there’s one thing flawed.”

In January, Erika was dismissed from her estranged husband’s ongoing fraud and embezzlement case. “I’m disturbed by everybody leaping to conclusions about Erika, who’s harmless, and making an attempt responsible her for the actions of others,” Erika’s lawyer, Evan C. Borges, mentioned in an announcement on the time.

Earlier this month, the Legislation & Order alum solely informed Us that she’s nonetheless “mourning” her damaged marriage. “I feel that will get misplaced within the sensationalized model of all of it,” she mentioned. “This was somebody I used to be married to for over 20 years and was with, like, 23 [years]. It’s troublesome. There are actual moments of disappointment, actual moments of, like, when the vacations got here round, , for Christmas, I’d simply bear in mind how a lot enjoyable we might have. … However what are you going to do with that? This stuff occur in life. They occur to everybody; everybody’s mourning one thing.”

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