Erika Jayne move on to bigger and better things.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star, 52, is headlining her first Las Vegas stint – and she sees the production as a turning point in her life after years of legal drama and personal woes.
“I believe that challenges give us a different perspective and I definitely have a different mindset after going through such an ugly time in my life,” said Erika, who has split from her estranged husband Tom Girardi in 2020 after more than two decades of marriage – told forbes on Tuesday 22 August.
“What can I say? I mean, I’m still dealing with this,” she told the outlet, apparently referring to the legal drama she and 84-year-old Girardi have been embroiled in after the attorney allegedly stole funds from families embezzled by plane crash victims.” Yes, the ghosts of the past still haunt me, but I’m also really excited that people want to do business with me, that people are excited to come to the show and I really feel like that , that for me it is a huge rebuilding.”
Erika’s “Bet It All on Blonde” run begins Friday, August 25 in Sin City at the House of Blues Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay. Her residency runs until mid-December.
“It’s like a dream come true, especially considering what has happened over the last few years,” the XX$PENSIVE singer said exclusively Us weekly In April. “I wake up every day full of joy and this is where I’m the happiest. So it feels really good.”
Erika’s current state of mind is a far cry from her legal drama with Girardi. (While she was released from the embezzlement lawsuit in January 2022, Erika and her ex have also been named in several other lawsuits. For her part, Girardi has been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $15 million from the victims.)
“There was a point where I didn’t want to wake up,” Erika said Us In April. “I mean, there was a point where I just never wanted to be on this planet again.”
Luckily, the Bravo personality sought professional help — and had a strong family support system.
“My therapist, my psychiatrist, my friends and my family have really helped me,” said Erika. “It’s important to be around people who really care. Because it was very ugly and very dark for a while.”
Last month, Erika took another step on her healing journey by meeting with Girardi’s alleged victims.
“I came here with an open heart to listen to what is going on, hear what happened and find out how I can help move forward together in a way that benefits all victims,” she said page six by the time.
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When asked what she had learned from the low points of the past few years, Erika replied Us in April: “I’m a tough bitch.”