Erika Jayne stays married to Tom Girardi to skip alimony

Erika Jayne doesn’t want to cough up money for her estranged husband.

The 50-year-old “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star revealed on Wednesday night’s episode that she’s in no rush to divorce Tom Girardi — and that’s because staying married to the disgraced lawyer keeps her from making alimony checks. write, she claims.

“It’s ironic, but if I were divorced from Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony,” Jayne said in a confessional before adding, laughing, “I’ll stay married, thanks.”

The “Pretty Mess” author also shared that finalizing her divorce from Girardi, 83, is not plausible amid the former couple’s legal and financial difficulties.

‘I can’t get a divorce now. Like, I’m legally divorced, so my life has moved on and everything is separated. But I can’t get a divorce now. There are so many legal issues going on,” she told co-star Lisa Rinna during a FaceTime call.

“It’s a weird time and I’m really ready for it to be over.”

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Jayne filed for divorce from the disgraced lawyer in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage.
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The singer of “XXPEN$IVE” filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. A month later, the former couple was sued by Edelson PC for alleged misappropriation of settlement funds intended for the victims of Lion Air Flight 610.

Jayne – who denied the charges against her – was fired from the fraud case in January. However, she now faces a $50 million racketeering case and a $2.1 million “complicity” lawsuit.

Last month, she had to surrender a pair of $750,000 diamond earrings after a judge ruled the luxury jewelry had been bought with stolen money.

Lisa Rinna on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Jayne told “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star Lisa Rinna via FaceTime that she is ready to end her legal and financial woes.

And just days ago, Vidak For Congress reported exclusively that Nicolas Cage’s ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton is suing Jayne and two former Girardi & Keese attorneys for alleged fraud and theft in a lawsuit worth more than $700,000.

The part-time pop singer told Vidak For Congress in May that her involvement in Girardi’s alleged misdeeds has influenced how she will approach future romantic partnerships.

“I can still love people, even though they may have disappointed me or something. But I think the trust issue is probably more [important]. That’s probably the most important thing, trust,” she said.

Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Girardi and Jayne have been accused of embezzling funds intended for trauma victims.

Jayne also confirmed she was having “good sex” at the time of the interview, but had yet to make it official with a new man.

“It’s good to be physical,” she noted, also explaining that another marriage is not on her list of priorities. “I am single for the first time in my adult life and it feels good. It’s like being a big teenager again. And that’s how I’m okay.”

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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