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RHOBH’s Erika Jayne Gets Close to Son’s Father Amid Legal Woes

Surrounded by Toms! Actual Housewives of Beverly Hill’s star Erika Jayne has discovered solace in her first husband and their son — each named Thomas — amid her present authorized troubles with estranged husband Tom Girardi.

On Tuesday, June 7, the fact star, 50, revealed that she nonetheless had a bond with ex-husband Thomas Zizzo, 57, who’s the daddy of their son, Tommy, 29. “Sure, truly I’m [close with Zizzo]!” she advised Bravo’s The Day by day Dish when requested about their present relationship.

The performer shared that she has leaned on each Thomas and Tommy throughout the authorized and monetary struggles she’s confronted ever since separating from Girardi, 83, in November 2020. Erika filed for divorce after the lawyer was accused of stealing tens of millions of {dollars} from settlement funds of aircraft crash victims to assist the previous couple’s lavish way of life. The Chicago alum, for her half, denies any involvement or data of the alleged crimes.

“Individuals don’t perceive this, however we’re truly fairly tight. They’ve been very supportive of me, and I’m very grateful,” she stated, including, “And my mother is shut with [Thomas’] mom!”

The Bravo character additionally went on to reward the connection she’s constructed together with her son Tommy, a Los Angeles Police officer, amid all of the current drama.

“And I’ll say this — the silver lining to all of this s–t is that our relationship is stronger,” the “Xxpen$ive” singer gushed throughout her interview. “My son and I, we’ve actually come collectively. … He’ll be 30 in June. Jesus. I simply bear in mind strolling round right here in New York being pregnant with him, however he’ll be 30. And so asking him what he thinks about issues, you already know, you get this grownup perspective, and it’s very nice.”

The Georgia native met the skilled DJ, who she referred to her in her August 2008 memoir as “an absolute piece,” whereas she was a go-go dancer at a Manhattan membership the place he was additionally employed on the time. The 2 dated for six months earlier than shifting in collectively. Erika turned pregnant shortly after. The 2 tied the knot in December 1991 however referred to as it quits 5 years later.

“I knew I used to be mother. I assumed I used to be grownup sufficient to be a spouse and a mom, however actually I wasn’t,” she penned in her ebook Fairly Mess. “Tommy bore the brunt of that. It was this fixed strain and it was arduous for each of us to take. We broke up when my son was slightly greater than 18 months outdated. I got here out of a divorced dwelling. I did what I knew, which was to take my son and go away.”

Following her cut up with the New York native, Erika married Girardi, who’s now residing in a senior dwelling with Alzheimer’s.

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