Who didn’t see this coming?
Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi, 49, is filing for divorce from her husband Tom Girardi, 81, after 21 years of ‘marriage’.
“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved. I request others give us that privacy as well,” Erika says publicly.
The couple married in 1999 after meeting at Chasen’s in West Hollywood, where Erika, was a waitress and Tom, 81, was a frequent customer. “After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number. We were standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I was single?’ I asked,” Erika wrote in her 2018 memoir, Pretty Mess. Six months later, the two were engaged.
Throughout their relationship, Erika had been quick to shut down skeptics who questioned their 33-year age difference. “I’ve dealt with this forever: the younger woman that married the wealthier, older man,” she 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–king talk to me.”
Right it definitely wasn’t the money that drew you to this turtle.
This is her second marriage. She was previously married to Thomas Zizzo, who she has a 26-year-old son named Tommy Zizzo Jr, with.
“I feel like my marriage came apart because of me, not because of anyone else. I can take responsibility. I knew I was a good mom. I thought I was adult enough to be a wife and a mother, but really I wasn’t. Tommy bore the brunt of that. It was this constant pressure and it was hard for both of us to take,” Erika, who got pregnant at age 20, said.
Waiting on Lisa Rinna to make an announcement. Just ‘kidding’.
Source: E! Online