Erika Jayne seems surprised by newly reported details about Tom Girardi’s affair

The truth behind Tom Girardi’s infidelity continues to emerge. According to People, he and Erika Jayne met more than twenty years ago at a Los Angeles restaurant where Jayne worked as a waitress. The two tied the knot in 1999 after dating for a few months. Although Jayne and Girardi were married for over two decades, the former couple was often criticized for their massive 33-year age gap. “I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage,” Jayne said on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (via the Daily Mail). “Go and have a 20-year marriage and then come the fuck talk to me.”

Despite the “RHOBH” star constantly having to defend her marriage, their union soured in November 2020 when Jayne filed for divorce, according to Vulture. Though the reason for the split wasn’t immediately clear, many accused her of filing it because Girardi was engaged in a nasty legal battle. However, Jayne claimed her ex-husband cheated on her for years. “You guys have no idea what I’ve been through, no idea what I’ve been through,” she said on the show (via E! News). “That is my life.”

The reality star admitted on TV that she found a considerable amount of evidence, including text messages and pictures, of Girardi’s alleged affairs. “I felt like it took years,” Jayne said. “I know it was.” And although she admitted to knowing about it, Jayne was shocked to learn the depth of his cheating as new details came to light.

Tom Girardi spent money on his mistress intended for his clients

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Tom Girardi was involved in a serious affair with former judge Tricia Bigelow that dates back to 2012. For over four years, Girardi was responsible for spending large amounts of money on Bigelow, from lavish shopping sprees to a hefty down payment on a home in a luxury Los Angeles area.

The outlet reported that his lover’s attorney wired $300,000 so she could buy her dream home. However, the truth is that the money Girardi used to help his lover wasn’t exactly his. In fact, it came from an escrow account set up for its clients, according to financial records from the Los Angeles Times. While Erika Jayne has admitted to knowing about her ex-husband’s numerous affairs, the reality star actually had no idea how much money Girardi was spending on his mistress. “F*** me,” she said in court.

When asked if she knew about the big transfer, she was quick to reply, “No way.” Jayne also took to social media to express how shocked she was to hear the news. “Wow. I knew about jewellery, shopping sprees and plastic surgery but this really upset me,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of the news article.