On a day when we need good news the most, Erika Girardi breaks the news that she has filed for divorce from Tom Girardi 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."
The 49-year-old entertainer met Tom Girardi when she was a cocktail waitress in Los Angeles. After a year of being friends, he asked her out. In 1999, they got married in the same restaurant where they first met.
Their May/December relationship was naturally criticized, and it was even criticized during Erika Girardi's first season on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' When everyone began to see the chemistry between Tom and Erika, the criticism vanished. Despite the massive age difference, they oddly worked! I liked them together.
As a fan of Erika Jayne's I am saddened by this news. I want to extend my prayers to both Erika and Tom during this incredibly rough time in their lives.
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